Dear Helena

A Mix Tape for Helena

Theme: Helena is a middle schooler in disguise

As I made my way through Shakespeare's play A midsummer night's dream, Helena gradually changed in my opinion. At first she was a stable young woman who was clearly older/bigger than Hermia in my mind. However after her encounter with Hermia in which she spoke about how Demetrius wouldn't love her and she pretty much would do anything for him. I truly believed that Helena needed to learn to have some self respect and to learn what love really is.
Haddaway - What Is Love (Official Version)

Lets start off easy...

Helena, I know this is a tough time for you and I'm sorry, I really am. However, it's time to move on and forget Demetrius. I don't think it's a good relationship if you are fine with getting beaten up just to be in a relationship with Demetrius. "What is love, Baby don't hurt me, Don't hurt me no more, Baby don't hurt me, Don't hurt me no more". This is the chorus of the song, and one of the most famous lines in the history of song. I recommend you apply these words to your everyday life and your relationship with Demetrius because I believe that you need to value your self A LOT more.
Eminem - Space Bound

I guess that we now know each other we can be a little more casual

In Eminem's song Space Bound (above) one of the lines is "love is evil spell it backwards I'll show you (evol)". At first I was confused and you might be as well but just say it out loud and you'll realize. Love isn't what you think Helena. It is the great experience that has only ups and no downs. Actually has your "relationship" with Demetrius even had any ups? It might sound like I'm just taking shots at you and your life decisions but you really have to rethink your choices. I think you'll be just fine after a couple times through this playlist.
Eminem feat.Lil Wayne-No Love (clean version)

Just hear me out

"It's a little too late to say that you're sorry now, You kicked me when I was down, But, what you say just (don't hurt me), That's right man (don't hurt me), And I don't need you (no more), Don't want to see you (no more), Ha, man you get (no love), You showed me nothing but hate, You ran me into the ground, But what comes around goes around (yeah, yeah), I don't need you (don't hurt me), That's right (you don't hurt me), And I don't need you (no more), Don't want to see you,, Ha, man you get (no love, no, no love, no, no love, no, no love), Ha, man you get (no love, no, no love, no, no love), And I don't need you (no more)" Helena, I hope you've caught on. I'm just trying to help you. This song pretty much encompasses the relationship you have with Demetrius, just imagine you're saying the words. However, Demetrius isn't going to be single for long. I think he's pretty popular and mentally stable. It's okay Helena. We're only through 3 songs, consider this an introduction.
Travis Tritt - Anymore lyrics

Here we go

"And I'm tired of pretending I don't love you anymore". This can be taken two ways. 1. I don't love you anymore and 2. I still love you. Lets interpret this the first way. You need to forget about Demetrius. Deal with it, Demetrius doesn't like it. There have got to be plenty of competent men out there aside from your precious Demetrius. Also, please forget all other lyrics to this song because they are about wanting the audience member back. If you are okay with an abusive relationship Helena, we have larger issues. So let's forget about Demetrius and move on.
Alicia Keys - Fallin' + Lyrics ♥

Dear Helena

"I keep on fallin', In and out of love with you, I never loved someone, The way that I love you". Helena this is the story of your relationship with Demetrius. Let's look at a different verse. "Oh, oh , I never felt this way, How do you give me so much pleasure, And cause me so much pain, Just when I think, I've taken more than would a fool, I start fallin' back in love with you". Demetrius doesn't give you any pleasure. He causes you so much pain. You shouldn't fall in love with him. This is for your own good. Thanks for your consideration.
Radiohead - Creep

This adventure is ending

I don't care if it hurts - You need to care because this is terrible for your health. Not caring if you get beaten up just to be with a man is like not caring if your chocolate has poison just because it's chocolate.
I wanna have control - You need to have some control in a relationship. That's how one works.
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I wish I was special - Helena everyone is special in their own ways. If you forget about Demetrius there is so much that you can learn about yourself. In fact, maybe you should think about becoming single!
SAIL - AWOLNATION

Deflect Depression (away from you)

"Maybe I should cry for help, Maybe I should kill myself (myself)" Depression might be kicking in at this point Helena but we can't let this happen can we? In fact, although I am not personally talking to you I feel that you are progressing. You should definitely cry for help... to your mental psychiatrist. I'm done lecturing I think you're doing fine.
The Police - Every Breath You Take

Moving on

There is no reason to put a chunk of lyrics in this box of text because it would be too long. This song is perfect for you and knowing how take your next steps. Watching Demetrius and wondering about him isn't going to help you. He spoke to you many times about how he doesn't like you and yet you still seem convinced you have a chance. Let's move on. Together. It's your time to move on in your life and do something meaningful in the world.
Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna

Final steps

Just gonna stand there and watch me burn, But that's alright because I like the way it hurts, Just gonna stand there and hear me cry, But that's alright because I love the way you lie, I love the way you lie. Helena this could be you. Looking for a slice out of the "pity pie" from Demetrius isn't going to show up. He might hear you cry but he's not going to care. Helena we're going in the right direction. After you get through these revolutionary recordings you're going to be a changed person. I know it.
Kanye West - Love Lock Down (New Single HQ) with lyrics

The end.

"I'm not loving you, the way I wanted to, What I had to do, had to run from you, I'm in love with you but the vibe is wrong, And that haunted me, all the way home, So you never know, never never know, Never know enough, 'til it's over love. 'Til we lose control, system overload, Screamin' "No! No! No! N-No!", I'm not loving you, the way I wanted to, See I wanna move, but can't escape from you, So I keep it low, keep a secret code, So everybody else don't have to know" 'nough said. Helena these are my last words to you and I want to tell you to look at those lyrics and become them. Forget Demetrius and pursue a better life. Make him angry that he ignored you. It's your choice.


Good Luck,

Gaurav