R&B is the magic love potion of music. Try getting it on to polka, country, or jazz and you'll get screwed—so to speak—but there's nothing like when rhythm and blues come together and make love. Then again, R&B isn't just built for making love, it's also meant for making up. Whether you've wronged, or have been wronged, the goal is always to control your emotions.

Unfortunately, when the R&B gets going, sometimes artists' tears get to flowing. Enter Eric and Jeff Rosenthal of ItsTheReal to point out the suckers, as Complex presents Simpin' Ain't Easy: The 25 Most Pathetic R&B Lyrics.

Written by Eric Rosenthal & Jeff Rosenthal (@ItsTheReal)

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