Love The One You’re With

I chose the song “Love the one you’re with” by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash. This song is about learning to love the person you are with if you can’t be with the person you love. It’s about settling for one person even if you want someone else and trying your best not to think about the person you really want. This song gets under my skin and makes me angry because of a bad experience I had the first time I heard this song. After further listening to it I realized that the lyrics of this song are really upsetting and unhappy despite the sound of the song. So I decided to take the lyrics and flip the meaning of this song on it’s head. I changed the meaning from being about loving the one you’re with to being with the one you love. It turns an unhappy song into a happy found poem and I think everyone could use a little more happiness in their lives.

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