Does anyone else occasionally skip songs in a playlist, not because you don't like the song, but because you don't currently want to feel the emotion that the song brings back?

Yes. The song that comes to mind is "Two Weeks" by Grizzly Bear. After coming out to my now ex as polyamorous, I joined various dating apps to find people I could see casually. I very quickly met someone. We'll call them M. M was non-binary, like I was, and I we really cared about each other as friends, even though our relationship was only casual. On one of our dates, they took me to a board game/restaurant place and we played some games for a bit and while we were there, a song came on. O wasn't sure what it was at first, just recognised it as something my dad liked to listen to in the summer. I Googled it, "Two Weeks" by Grizzly Bear. Fast forward, after we had been seeing each other for a month or so, I trusted them to be my tripsitter when I did acid. One of the albums insisted we listen to was Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear, the album that "Two Weeks" was on. They cared for me, made sure I was doing alright, and we enjoyed the whole album. That was almost a year ago. They have since moved to Utah with their primary partner. Whenever I listen to Veckatimest, specifically "Two Weeks", I only ever think of them and I hope they're doing well.

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