This Fan’s Love Story Was So Sad, Ben&Ben Wrote a Heartbreaking Song About it

Beloved nine-piece folk-pop band Ben&Ben is releasing an all-new song this week and it’s guaranteed to break our hearts into pieces.

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Their new track, titled “Lifetime,” was inspired by a sad story shared by a fan on their YouTube comments for their music video for “Pagtingin.” On the comment, the fan wrote about her biggest regret in life which was to hide her feelings from someone she truly loved for the sake of not ruining their friendship.

“…instead of telling him what I actually felt, I hid and buried my feelings. And you know what happens to feelings that are buried? They grow. The like I felt for him became love. I wrote poems, songs. After 8 years, I attended his wedding [last] January. And guess what? The world is really overly-cruel. Before his wedding, he thanked me for being his best friend and told me that before he met the girl he got married to, he loved me first. For 5 years. But he was also scared of losing me so he just decided to keep it. I was shocked and I slightly had anger towards the world. We didn’t know that if only one of us dared to make a move, a lifetime was waiting for us. So people, while you can, please express how you really feel so that in the end you won’t regret anything.”

Cue the tears.

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According to the band, “Lifetime,” which they recorded separately in their homes, is going to be “an emotionally affecting song that leaves us wondering: what could have happened if we only mustered the courage to admit our feelings to the person we’re pining for, regardless of the outcome?”

The song will be released on all digital platforms worldwide on midnight of June 4, Thursday.

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