The pain these songs are meant to assuage is that really deep, mind numbing pain only a relationship collapse can cause.
Now nobody is suggesting that the actual physical pain of a cancer patient, for example, is not significantly greater than emotional pain. Is it not ironic that two of the most significant physical pains are giving birth and a slow, painful death due to cancer?
Here's a quote I love - One day I hope you look back at all we had, and regret every single thing you did to let it end. That is firing back with both barrels.
Pain is a huge part of life, including our learning processes. We learn from our mistakes - you don't stick your finger into a flame too many times before you realize it hurts and it would be a good idea to stop. That makes pain a great motivator. If you are interested in the various types of pain and the how and why of it check Wikipedia here.
That's a wrap on Pain - this weeks topic, Be sure to check what Ramana has posted here. I'll close with a couple of appropriate tunes.