Here's To The Heartache

Album: Nothing More (2014)
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  • 'Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. Or as Nothing More puts it, here's to the heartache.

    "That one was really an anthem to every struggle that you go through in life," lead singer Jonny Hawkins told Songfacts. "Every disappointment. It's an anthem to heartbreak... or heartache."
  • Jonny Hawkins was deep into a committed relationship when Nothing More released this song, but a few years later, that relationship ended, which led to many of the tracks on their 2017 album The Stories We Tell Ourselves. This message from his younger self gave him solace. "I've noticed that there are so many times when things seem negative on the surface," he said in his Songfacts interview. "But when you look back with a far enough lens and enough time between you and that event, it usually works out for the best in terms of where you need to go in your life and who you need to become as a person. If you view life like that, it really turns out to be that way."

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