It is said that the brain cannot differentiate between physical and emotional pain. So when you have a ‘broken’ heart, you may as well have a broken leg, as far as the neurons in your brain are concerned. Everyone has their own way of dealing with heartbreak. Some people throw themselves into their work or exercise activities. Others retreat, and spend time in solitude, either reading or playing some mood-lifting games at an online casino. But perhaps the most common remedy to a broken heart has to be music. Here are some stellar rock songs to help you nurse your broken heart back to health.

1. Aerosmith – “Whatever it Takes”

When to listen to it: A break-up arguably hurts even more when you see that your ex is somehow able to move on faster than you can. It hurts to see them on social media with new people. This song is for those times when you are struggling to let go of the relationship, and are both frustrated and sad that your ex has been able to move on.

Lyrics that will make you sob: “Tell me what it takes to let you go. Tell me how the pain’s supposed to go. Tell me how it is that you can sleep in the night; without thinking you lost everything that was good in your life.”

2. Linkin Park – “In The End”

When to listen to it: This is a perfect break-up song for those times when you really tried to make the relationship work, but it landed up falling apart anyway. It’s always hard when a relationship comes to an end. But when you try so hard to make it work (and it subsequently does not), it can often leave you feeling like your actions in life are meaningless.

Lyrics that will make you sob: “I kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart. What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when…I tried so hard and got so far but in the end It doesn’t even matter.”

3. 3 Doors Down – “Here Without You”

When to listen to it: Sometimes it is hard to let go of a failed relationship. This song is a great listen for when you are pining for your ex, even though you know it is over. If you need to process the pain and hurt, and have a good cry too; this is the song for you.

Lyrics that will make you sob: “I’m here without you, baby. But you’re still on my lonely mind; I think about you, baby and I dream about you all the time.”

4.Seether (featuring Amy Lee) – “Broken”

When to listen to it: Every individual comes with their own emotional baggage, and sometimes our past issues make our current relationships difficult to maintain. Often a relationship will end because the one party is in too much emotional pain and this makes being in a relationship very difficult. When a relationship ends this way, it is especially painful for the person who is not in the most emotional turmoil because all that they want to do is comfort the person they love, even though they have to let them go.

Lyrics that will make you sob: “I keep your photograph; I know it serves me well. I wanna hold you high, and steal your pain.”