"Some people didn’t get to have as nice a Valentine’s day as we did but maybe it turned out better this morning when they heard that Sofa City Sweetheart had written songs just for them - the unlucky, and kind of miserable, in love."
ABOUT THIS EP:
These two songs were awarded to the "winners" of the great Sofa City Sweetheart "Valentine's Heartbreak Contest" 2012.
People were asked to post their saddest heartbreak stories on Facebook and explain why they were single one day before Valentine's Day. There were many great entries, but these two really got to me, and were obvious choices. One day later, the winners were presented with these two songs, which were written, recorded, and mixed in the span of a few short hours.
Here are their original entries:
"I started dating my girlfriend in 2005. We both got accepted to schools in San Diego the following year. She graduated 2 years later and couldn't find a job so she lived with me for a year. She finally found a great job and got her own place cause she didn't want to live with me and my roommate. In 2010 I got laid off from my job. She felt bad and offered to let me move in and finish school, yeah...I still hadn't graduated.
I had to take the bus from her place to campus because I didn't have a car, which was an hour both ways. For the next year I finished classes and looked for jobs in audio that don't exist in San Diego. I did this for 8 months. I finally graduated last June and kept looking for jobs.
One day the alarm goes off on her phone while she was in the shower. I try and turn it off by just mashing buttons. I accidently open a text message from a guy that says something like "I can't wait to see you to night baby. I really miss you." i ask her about it when she gets out of the shower. She tells me she has been seeing someone else for the past 8 months. We talk about it and I'm willing to forgive her and work through this cause I love her. We were together for the past 7 years, I can't imagine being without her. She agrees, but then a couple weeks later breaks up with me. That was July 5th.
I move to my brothers in Orange County later that week and look for a job. That lasts a couple months. Then I move back to my parents house in December to look for a job in LA. I've had 3 interviews at Whole Foods and wasn't hired.
I'm 33years old(34 the 28th of this month), over $40K in debt with school loans, have been unemployed since July 22 2010, had the love of my life cheat on me while I lived with her, and have been sleeping on my parents couch since December of last year.
Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!! ♥"
"The last time I asked a woman out on a date, she stood me up. I haven't been able to work up the nerve to ask a woman out again since. That was in 2000."