75 Songs About Betrayal For Anyone Who's Been Betrayed

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What hurts most about betrayal is that it always comes from someone you once trusted or loved. Only those close to you have the power to betray you in a deep way,

The artists who wrote these songs about betrayal below know exactly how that feels.

A break in the trust of a stranger doesn't feel like a betrayal, because there isn’t this sense of mutually expected loyalty or vulnerability within that dynamic. Whenever you do become vulnerable or emotionally available in a relationship, romantic or otherwise, you're putting your heart on the line. You're giving another person access to a level of trust or part of yourself that isn’t seen by many.

Doing so takes a lot of courage because once you open up to them, you cannot go back. You cannot take away all those deep emotions you once shared. Opening up to someone takes a lot of effort and trust. When that trust is broken or betrayed, it's emotionally scarring, and leaves you with a lot of unanswered questions, regrets, and trust issues.

Betrayal is a cautionary tale that reminds us to be selective about who we trust, how soon we trust, and how much we reveal. It's not wise to go around trusting just anyone.

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At the same time, don't allow the fear of betrayal to keep you from opening up to others. Opening up authentically is what connects us to one another. Connection elevates a normal relationship to a great one. It makes the risk of betrayal worth it.

If you’re going through heartbreak or if someone broke your trust, know that you aren't alone.

75 Best Songs About Betrayal

1. “Take A Bow” by Rihanna

“Don't tell me you're sorry 'cause you're not.”

2. “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake

“You don't have to say, what you did. I already know, I found out from him.”

3. “Say My Name” by Destiny's Child

“First of all, let me say I am not the one to sit around and be played."

4. “You're Not Sorry” by Taylor Swift

"I've been giving out chances every time and all you do is let me down.

5. “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri

“Who do you think you are, runnin' 'round leaving scars?”

6. “Sandcastles” by Beyoncé

“Every promise doesn’t work out that way.”

7. “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele

“The scars of your love remind me of us.”

8. “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye

“You could have told me yourself that you loved someone else.”

9. “The Worst” by Jhene Aiko

“If you cannot stay down, then you do not have to pretend.”

10. “Run for Your Life” by The Beatles

“Catch you with another man, that's the end, little girl.”

11. “Use Me” by Bill Withers

“Sometimes, it's true. You really do abuse me.”

12. “The Heart Wants What It Wants” by Selena Gomez

“This is a modern fairytale. No happy endings.”

13. “Let Me Let You Know” by Pink

“I'm not sorry for leaving you this way.”

14. “Medicine” by Queen Naija

“How would you like it if I did the same to you?“

15. “Right My Wrongs” by Bryson Tiller

“All the things that we've been through, girl I never meant to put you through it twice, no.”

16. “Eye Hate U” by Prince

“I never thought that you would be the one.”

17. “Loyal To Me" by Nina Nesbitt

“Take your heart and turn around while you still can.”

18. “False Pretense” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

“The world's got a funny way of turning 'round on you.”

19. “Toxic” by Kehlani

“Thinkin' I would wait for you. And that damn Don Julio made me a fool for you.”

20. “Say It” by Evans Blue

“I can't believe you had me.”

21. “When the Wild Life Betrays Me” by Jimmy Buffett

“What a fool I have been.”

22. “Not Today” by Mary J. Blige

“I can't even depend on you.”

23. “Second Chances” by Kiana Ledé

“I can't give him no more chances.”

24. “Deep End” by Birdy

“I don't want this to break you.”

25. “Resentment” by Beyoncé

“Loving you was easy once upon a time, but now my suspicions of you have multiplied.”

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26. “Reinventing Your Exit” by Underoath

“You broke my heart again this time.”

27. “Comfort Betrays” by As I Lay Dying

“Never had I felt so betrayed.”

28. “Switch Up” by Toni Romiti

“You changed up like I changed clothes.”

29. “Whipping Post” by The Allman Brothers Band

“I let that mean woman make me a fool.”

30. “Goodbye” by Secondhand Serenade

“It's a shame that it had to be this way.”

31. “The First Cut is the Deepest” by Sheryl Crow

“I would have given you all of my heart, but there's someone who's torn it apart.”

32. “Your Betrayal” by Bullet for My Valentine

“Now that we can't be together, there's just no hope for our final embrace.”

33. “Mr. Storyteller” by Human Drama

“Explain to me again my friend where all I have given lies.”

34. “She Loves Me Not” by Papa Roach

“Over the past five years, I have shed my tears.”

35. “99 Times” by Kate Voegele

“I never saw the signs.”

36. “Personal” by Kehlani

“All said and done, you lost my respect.”

37. “Unraveling” by Sevendust

“You were not there for me.”

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38. “Everybody's Fool” by Evanescence

“You don't know how you've betrayed me.”

39. “Judas” by Kelly Clarkson

“You turned around betrayed your only brother.”

40. “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi

“You promise me heaven, then put me through hell.”

41. "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette

“And I'm here, to remind you of the mess you left when you went away."

42. "How Do You Sleep" by LCD Soundsystem

“I remember calling you friend.”

43. “Apologize” by Timbaland feat. OneRepublic

“I said it's too late to apologize, it's too late.”

44. “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift

“You say sorry just for show.”

45. “Backstabber” by Kesha

“Run your mouth more than everyone I've ever known, and everybody knows it.”

46. “Call Me When You're Sober” by Evanescence

“Don't cry to me, if you loved me you would be here with me.”

47. “Dogs” by Pink Floyd

“You gotta keep one eye looking over your shoulder.”

48. “Gone” by Charli XCX & Christine and the Queens

“I am just now realizing, they don't care.”

49. “Positively 4th Street” by Bob Dylan

“You've got a lotta nerve to say you got a helping hand to lend.”

50. “All Out of Love” by Air Supply

“I can't be too late, I know I was so wrong.”

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51. "Enemy" by Sevendust

"So tell me, how does it feel to be the enemy?"

52. "Cry" by Kelly Clarkston

"If anyone asks, I'll tell them we both just moved on."

53. "Smile" by Lily Allen

"When you first left me, I didn't know what to say. I've never been on my own that way."

54. "Snuff" by Slipknot

"Deliver me into my fate; If I'm alone I cannot hate."

55. "Unwanted" by Avril Lavigne

"You don't want me there. You just shut me out."

56. "We Used to be Friends" by The Dandy Warhols

"A long time ago we used to be friends, but I haven't thought of you lately at all."

57. "F.O.D." by Green Day

"This time I'm on to you. So, where's the other face?"

58. "No Vaseline" by Ice Cube

"I saw it comin', that's why I went solo."

59. "Lyin' Eyes" by The Eagles

"You can't hide your lyin' eyes, and your smile is a thin disguise."

60. "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins

"So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you've been. It's all been a pack of lies."

61. "Heartless" by Kayne West

"How could you be so heartless?"

62. "Caught Like a Fly" by Falling In Reverse

"So how did it feel when you held the knife that you stuck right in my back?"

63. "Betrayed" by Avenged Sevenfold

"A smoking gun in your hand, now don't you realize what you've done."

64. "Norwegian Wood" by The Beatles

"I once had a girl; or should I say, she once had me."

65. "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" by Nancy Sinatra

"Bang bang, my baby shot me down."

66. "You Won't See Me" by The Beatles

"Time after time, you refuse to even listen."

67. "Liar" by Three Dog Night

"Hangin' on anyway, believin' the things you say, being a fool."

68. "Sociopath" by Nightcore

"Cry, cry, cry, I don't need you in my life."

69. "Such a Night" by Dr. John

"Here I am, just trying to steal you away from him."

70. "Backstreets" by Bruce Springsteen

"Blame it on the lies that killed us. Blame it on the truth that ran us down."

71. "Old Friends for Sale" by Prince

"I guess what my own brother told me was true. He had been with my sweet baby, and she never really loved me at all."

72. "Cornflake Girl" by Tori Amos

"She's gone to the other side, giving us the old heave-ho."

73. "Babooshka" by Kate Bush

"She wanted to test her husband. She knew exactly what to do."

74. "Heart of Glass" by Blondie

"Once I had a love and it was divine; soon found out I was losing my mind."

75. "Regret" by Fiona Apple

"Now all you gotta do's remind me that we met. And there ya got me, that's how you got me, taught me to regret."

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Tamara Sanon is a writer with a passion for covering topics about health and wellness, lifestyle, astrology, and relationships.