They say that “you can bring a horse to water, but you can’t force him to drink.” Ceara Cavalieri’s gritty pop/rock song, “Used”, is about a one-sided relationship. Cavalieri is showing her partner how much she cares, but he does not seem to be returning the favor. She can show him how much she cares, but she can’t force him to care. Realizing that her efforts were fruitless, she got out of the relationship. Cavalieri makes it crystal clear that knows her worth. This breakup may be sad, but a queen will straighten her crown and know that the best is yet to come.
One aspect of the song that I liked was the angry guitar. It starts at the very beginning and continues all the way though. Cavalieri is using the whole song to release her negative feelings. I feel like the guitar was the perfect musical representation of anger. The progression of her feelings is demonstrated well in the chorus. At first, Cavalieri is trying to reassure herself in supposing that “the text didn’t get though.” She then gets angry and begs the question, “why don’t you care?” Overall, I hope this song will inspire its listeners to raise their standards and to never settle for anything less than.
Ceara Cavalieri discovered a love for music from a very young age. So far, she has released six singles. If you enjoyed listening to “Used,” her other single, “Radio Silence,” has a similar sound. Surprisingly, Cavalieri is a woman of many talents. Along with writing powerhouse breakup songs, she also has a degree in Psychology from UCLA.
Written By Kelli Dixon
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