The Best Breakup Songs For Every Kind Of Split

Mariel Loveland | September 28, 2018 7:17 pm

Motion Sickness – Phoebe Bridgers

For the breakup where: You feel sick to your stomach.


Phoebe Bridgers is known for her gut-wrenching songs, but “Motion Sickness” doesn’t hold back a single bit — from the emotionally exhaustive opening lines “I hate you for what you did / and I miss you like a little kid” to the excruciating burn “You said when you met me you were bored / and you were in a band when I was born.”

Bridgers manages to capture the expansive realm of complicated emotions felt by those who’ve just been dumped. It’s equal parts mind-numbing sea-sickness, sadness, and hate with a frantic dose of humor. With little digs scattered throughout, the California-based singer-songwriter proves that just because you’re down doesn’t mean you have to take it.