Valentine's Heartbreak Contest

by Sofa City Sweetheart

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    This interactive EP was written, recorded, and mixed all in one day. These songs were awarded to the "winners" of the great Sofa City Sweetheart "Valentine's Heartbreak Contest" 2012. Read the heartbreaking explanation below!

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"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."
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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!!! ♥"

-Michael

"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."

-Doug

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released February 14, 2012

All songs written and performed by J. Lopez

Written, recorded, and mixed on February 14th, 2012 by J. Lopez at Casa de Lopez, West Covina, California.

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Track Name: I've Never Heard Anything So Sad
My God, I’ve never heard anything so sad Michael
And now, I hope you don’t go and end it all Michael

The love of your life would have shown more class
She’s not the one, you know this too shall pass

But still, I’ve never heard anything so sad Michael
And now, it’s time to try and forget it all Michael

‘Cause everybody takes a little time
To figure out what they want out of life
Oh Michael!

And everybody takes a little time
To figure out what they want out of life
So take your time and soon your day will come
Someday we’ll laugh about the memory of

That time I never heard anything so sad
Track Name: You've Gotta Keep Tryin' Doug
Doug you’ve got to try again
Don’t let that be the end of your love
Doug I know that she hurt you
But I’ve been through it too, so here is what you should do:

You know you've gotta keep trying Doug
You know you shouldn’t hold back your love
You know it’s out there

Doug you’ve got to try again
Don’t let that be the end of your love
Doug I know that she hurt you
But I’ve been through it too, and here is what you should do:

You know you've gotta keep trying Doug
You know you shouldn’t hold back your love
You know it’s out there

You know you've gotta keep trying Doug
You know some bitches be trippin’ Doug
But there’re some good ones out there Doug!