That's Why You Go Away

Thursday, November 19, 2015

How can we let go of someone we hold most dear? How can we forget something so precious? No, we never let them go. They just walked away. No, we never forget it. It just went deep down in our memories. When the feeling is unrequited, how can we not let it go? When the love is one sided, how can we not forget? Apparently, we have to though it’s hard. When we have that person by our side but their mind is somewhere else, how can we not let them go? When we have that person in our arms but their heart belongs to someone else, how can we not forget? Apparently, we have to though it’s not easy. So I wonder, which one is better: to have loved and lost or not to have any at all? Suddenly today there’s this one song comes up in my mind: “That’s Why (You Go Away)”, performed by Danish band, Michael Learns to Rock, or also widely known as MLTR. Indeed, it’s really is a Random Play.

You’re the one who set it up, now you’re the one to make it stop. I’m the one who’s feeling lost right now. Now you want me to forget every little thing you said. But there is something left in my head. I won’t forget the way you’re kissing. The feelings so strong were lasting for so long. But I’m not the man your heart is missing. That’s why you go away, I know.” –Michael Learns to Rock, That’s Why (You Go Away)

First released in 1995, “That’s Why (You Go Away)” was served as the second single taken from MLTR’s third studio album, titled “Played on Pepper”. It was written by Jascha Richter, the band’s frontman. Not only it was commercially successful, but the song had also become one of MLTR’s signature songs.
I’ve mentioned above that I wonder which one is better: to have loved and lost or not to have any at all? Well, I’m old enough now to understand love; what it is capable of and the pain it can cause. So, it’s actually hard to say that it’s better to have loved and lost, because I’ve been there. “Baby, won’t you tell me why there is sadness in your eyes? I don’t wanna say gooodbye to you. Love is one big illusion I should try to forget, but there is something left in my head. You’re the one who set it up, now you’re the one to make it stop. I’m the one who’s feeling lost right now. Now you want me to forget every little thing you said, but there is something left in my head.” But what can we do when that person is everything we always wanted and needed? In the most extreme way, we deceive ourselves that the love is real. We keep on telling ourselves that it’s okay as long as that person is with us now, no matter where their heart actually is. “You were never satisfied no matter how I tried. Now you want to say goodbye to me. Love is one big illusion I should try to forget, but there’s something left in my head.”
But what can we do when we’re not everything that person always wanted and needed? In the most extreme way, we deceive ourselves that every moment is real. We keep on telling ourselves that it’s alright though it only lasts for a moment. However, deep down inside we understand that our heart will be broken when the time comes. Deep down inside we know that person will go away. Deep down inside we know that it’s only temporary. “I won’t forget the way you’re kissing. The feelings so strong were lasting for so long. But I’m not the man your heart is missing. That’s why you go away, I know.” People say that love is a one big illusion. Well, is it? When it’s all just an illusion, what’s real then? I guess nothing is real. We are all just little fragments of life trying to deceive ourselves that every temporary thing could last forever. There’s nothing much left for us in the end, but memories of a one-sided feeling, an unrequited sincerity, and rejected love. “Sitting here all alone in the middle of nowhere, don’t know which way to go. There ain’t so much to say now between us. There ain’t so much for you, there ain’t so much for me, anymore.”
The album in which including “That’s Why (You Go Away)” was wholly recorded and produced by MLTR themselves for the first time. And the price was paid. Particularly, this soft rock track successfully became one of the band’s most well-known songs. Even until nowadays, this classic is still popular.

Sitting here all alone in the middle of nowhere, don’t know which way to go. There ain’t so much to say now between us. There ain’t so much for you, there ain’t so much for me, anymore.” –Michael Learns to Rock, That’s Why (You Go Away)



“Baby, won’t you tell me why there is sadness in your eyes? I don’t wanna say gooodbye to you
Love is one big illusion I should try to forget, but there is something left in my head
You’re the one who set it up, now you’re the one to make it stop, I’m the one who’s feeling lost right now
Now you want me to forget every little thing you said, but there is something left in my head

I won’t forget the way you’re kissing, the feelings so strong were lasting for so long
But I’m not the man your heart is missing, that’s why you go away, I know

You were never satisfied no matter how I tried, now you want to say goodbye to me
Love is one big illusion I should try to forget, but there’s something left in my head

Sitting here all alone in the middle of nowhere, don’t know which way to go
There ain’t so much to say now between us
There ain’t so much for you, there ain’t so much for me, anymore”

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