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I'm not certain, but I've always interpreted The Cure's "In Between Days" as being about this sort of thing.

Can't provide the whole lyric right now, but it's the impression I get. "And I know I was wrong when I said it was true, but there couldn't be me and be her in between, without you."

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Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind

Lovin' Spoonful-John Sebastian

Did you ever have to make up your mind

Pick up on one and leave the other behind

It's not often easy and not often kind

Did you ever have to make up your mind

Did you ever have to finally decide

Say yes to one and let the other one ride

There's so many changes and tears you must hide

Did you ever have to finally decide

Sometimes there's one with big blue eyes, cute as a bunny

With hair down to here, and plenty of money

And just when you think she's that one in the world

Your heart gets stolen by some mousey little girl

And then you know you'd better make up your mind...

Sometimes you really dig a girl the moment you kiss her

And then you get distracted by her older sister

When in walks her father and takes you a line

And says, "You better go home, son, and make up your mind"

And then you bet you'd better finally decide...

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"Greyhound bound for Nowhere" by Miranda Lambert

Rain on the window makes me lonely

And time keeps on passing so slowly

The old man sitting next to me is falling asleep

On a Greyhound bound for nowhere

The sun's going down on my misery

Another day gone by with broken dreams

That cell-phone I hear ringing, I keep wishing it was you

On a Greyhound bound for nowhere

That ring that you were wearing, don't mean everything

And the way that you stood staring, as you watched me roll away

She loves you and you need me, but there's some things we can't share

I’m on a Greyhound bound for nowhere

And I'm gonna find some place I can ease my mind

And try to heal my wounded pride

Rain on the window and I'm still lonely

And time keeps on passing so slowly

You're with her and I'm alone, and you're wishing I was there

I'm on a Greyhound bound for nowhere

We're all on a Greyhound bound for nowhere

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The classic song with this theme must be Walk On By by Leroy Van Dyke:

If I see you tomorrow on some street in town

Pardon me if I don't say hello (hello)

I belong to another, it wouldn't look so good

To know someone I'm not supposed to know.

CHORUS

Just walk on by, wait on the corner

I love you, but we're strangers when we meet

Just walk on by, wait on the corner

I love you, but we're strangers when we meet.

In a dimly lit corner in a place outside of town

Tonight we'll try to say goodbye again (goodbye)

But I know it's not over, I'll call tomorrow night

I can't let you go, so why pretend.

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How about "On the Other Hand" by Randy Travis?

On one hand I count the reasons,

I could stay with you,

And hold you close to me all night long,

So many lovers games,

I'd love to play with you,

On that hand there's no reason why it's wrong,

But on the other hand,

There's a golden band,

To remind me of someone,

Who would not understand,

On one hand I can stay,

And be your lovin' man,

Be the reason I must go,

Is on the other hand.

In your arms I feel the passion,

I thought it died,

When I looked into your eyes,

I found myself,

And when I first kissed your lips,

I felt so alive,

I've got to hand it to you girls,

You're something else.

But on the other hand,

There's a golden band,

To remind me of someone,

Who would not understand,

On one hand I can stay,

And be your lovin' man,

Be the reason I must go,

Is on the other hand.

Yeah the reason I must go,

Is on the other hand.

Might I also add that there are a lot of awesome songs in this forum. Really powerful songs in here. I applaud everyone's choices.

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This pretty much seems to be the theme for about every forth country song ever written, one good recent one is:

"Everytime I Hear Your Name" KEITH ANDERSON

In pop/rock one of my all-time favorites is:

"Almost Blue" ELVIS COSTELLO

from Imperial Bedroom "...there's a girl here and she's almost you ... almost."

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The Cars :D *laughing loudly* :D

That song does bring back some ..ehh.. memories. Massivly popular, new-waveish and all...

But wasn't the guy in this song not with somebody else, but, ultimately, alone?

Empty-handed, his best friend had the girl he wanted, and wasnt he ..err.. left to his own devices? :blush:

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I never really paid attention to music by Howard Jones, but "No One Is To Blame" sounds a little bit like it fits the theme (although not explicitly stating it).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm5siz_28o0

I just like the piano bit from the song... the instrumentation sounds like Phil Collins mixed with John Cougar Mellencamp hahah :beatnik:

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I never really paid attention to music by Howard Jones, but "No One Is To Blame" sounds a little bit like it fits the theme (although not explicitly stating it).

I just like the piano bit from the song... the instrumentation sounds like Phil Collins mixed with John Cougar Mellencamp hahah :beatnik:

I don't know where the Johnny Cougar bit comes from, but you really can't blame Phil for sounding like Phil ;-)

LBB

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But wasn't the guy in this song not with somebody else, but, ultimately, alone?

Empty-handed, his best friend had the girl he wanted, and wasnt he ..err.. left to his own devices? :blush:

Not necessarily "empty-handed", then, in the strictest sense of the word? :smirk:

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