Look What You've Done



In a romance relationship, at some point to some extent, it is inevitable that two people are going to hurt each other. It is because everyone has their own way to express the feeling they have. When the feeling is mutual but the expression is different from one another, then it we won’t feel reciprocal. Hence we are hurt. As a human, we don’t have the power to control our feelings, do we? Well, I believe that way. However, I also believe that as a human, we have the power to control our action, don’t we? Why is it that so? It is because we have that one thing called conscience. No matter how we are driven by our emotions, when there is still this one thing called conscience within us, I believe that we can minimize the potential of us hurting other people. Conscience is the thing that knocks our senses. It is the thing that reminds us: would we chase our own tails by pursuing something temporal? Would we trade our reality for something that we know only just a mere illusion? Would we leave the home for a temporary shelter?

“Take my photo off the wall if it just won’t sing for you, ‘cause all that’s left has gone away and there’s nothing there for you to prove.” –Jet, Look What You’ve Done

This song is titled “Look What You’ve Done”, performed by Australian rock band, Jet. It was released on September 2003 as the fourth single taken from the band’s debut studio album, “Get Born”. The alternative rock track was written by Jet’s frontman, Nic Cester. Lyrically, this song is talking about a sad resentment that someone has toward their partner for breaking the trust they’ve built all this time in the relationship.


"Look What You've Done" single cover | source: en.wikipedia.org

One of the things that hurt the most in a romance relationship is the lack of conscience. And I can tell you this based on my own experience. Love is one thing, but a relationship is another thing. We build a relationship not only by love, but also by trust, negotiation, and agreement. Through the negotiation and agreement, we got to define the freedom and the boundary of the relationship itself. It is called as a commitment. When the freedom is taken for granted and the boundary is violated, the trust is broken. And when the trust is broken, it is the real danger. It is what makes everything crumbling apart. It is not the distance. It is not the physical absence. It is not the deepest fear. It is not the biggest disappointment. It is the broken trust that is tearing everything apart. “Take my photo off the wall if it just won’t sing for you, ‘cause all that’s left has gone away and there’s nothing there for you to prove.” For when the trust is broken, what is left there to hold on? When the trust is broken, what is left there to fight for?
Broken trust is the worst thing when we have put all of our efforts into the relationship. It is the deepest disappointment when we have given our greatest endeavor. It is the biggest fright when we have surrendered our best self. And I believe that a broken trust will never exist, when the person who broke it was having a conscience to begin with. On other words, it is the lack or the absence of conscience that is causing the broken trust. “Give me back my point of view ‘cause I just can’t think for you. I can hardly hear you say what should I do, well you choose.” I live long enough now to understand that human’s heart is the most fickle thing in the world. And in the fickleness, one’s loyalty and affection can change so easily. In the fickleness of the heart, conscience has disappeared. And by the fickleness of the heart, the trust is broken easily; well, the mistake has been made and regrets always come too late. “Take my photo off the wall if it just won’t sing for you, ‘cause all that’s left has gone away and there’s nothing there for you to do.”
What is left to do when the trust is broken? Though we know that it is not the end of the world, we understand it all too well that something significant has died inside our heart. And we are left being numb by the growing pains. We are left being empty. We are left being hollow. And there is a big hole in our heart that cannot seem to be cured by anything in the world. And the worst thing of all; we are left feeling like a fool. We are totally embarrassed and there is nothing can seem to fix the deep pain from the embarrassment. “Oh, look what you’ve done, you’ve made a fool of everyone. Oh well, it seems like such fun until you lose what you had won.” And there is nothing can seem to heal the great wound from the betrayal. All we know is that we are being left alone in the darkness; in the darkest palace inside our mind. The insecurity is being fed so well. The inferiority is swallowing us up. The despondence keeps on growing big and bigger within us. We lose. We are losing. We have lost. We break down and cry. And there is no turning back.


"Get Born" album cover | source: en.wikipedia.org

Every time I enter the dark palace inside my mind, I cannot help but remembering those painful times. Those are the times when I broke down and cried by myself with no one there to help me out, hug me, sooth my aching heart, and tell me that everything is going to be just fine. Those are the times when I felt like being left out behind all alone with no one there to take on my side. Those are the times when I felt betrayed and thrown away. Those are times when I felt unwanted and not significant. Those are times when I felt worthless. Those are times when I lost my faith. Those are times when somebody chose to spend the night with someone else instead of kissing me goodnight. Those are times when my texts and calls were ignored and my existence was being replaced by someone else’s companion. Those are awful and devastating times. Those are times when conscience was disappeared. Those are times when freedom was being taken for granted and boundary was being violated. Those are times that have broken my trust.

“Give me back my point of view ‘cause I just can’t think for you. I can hardly hear you say what should I do, well you choose.” –Jet, Look What You’ve Done




Take my photo off the wall if it just won’t sing for you
‘Cause all that’s left has gone away and there’s nothing there for you to prove

Oh, look what you’ve done, you’ve made a fool of everyone
Oh well, it seems like such fun until you lose what you had won

Give me back my point of view ‘cause I just can’t think for you
I can hardly hear you say what should I do, well you choose

Oh, look what you’ve done, you’ve made a fool of everyone
Oh well, it seems like such fun until you lose what you had won
Oh, look what you’ve done, you’ve made a fool of everyone
A fool of everyone, a fool of everyone

Take my photo off the wall if it just won’t sing for you
‘Cause all that’s left has gone away and there’s nothing there for you to do

Oh, look what you’ve done, you’ve made a fool of everyone
Oh well, it seems like such fun until you lose what you had won
Oh, look what you’ve done, you’ve made a fool of everyone
A fool of everyone, a fool of everyone

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