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How about "It Hurts Me Too?" There are many male versions out there, but Susan Tedeschi does a good female version of the song.

(Written by Elmore James)

You said you were hurting

You almost lost your mind

Cause the girl you love she hurts you all the time

When things go wrong. go wrong with you

It hurts me too

You love her more when you should love her less

Why do you pick-up behind her?

and I know you pick-up all her mess

When things go wrong. go wrong with you

It hurts me too

Oh so you better leave that girl

Oh you better put her down

Cause the girl you love

She hurts you all the time

When things go wrong. go wrong with you

It hurts me too

Now she loves another man and boy I love you

But oh I know that you love her

I always see you stick to her like glue

When things go wrong, go wrong with you

It hurts me too

Oh so you better leave that girl

Oh you better put her down

Cause the girl you love

She hurts you all the time

When things go wrong. go wrong with you

It hurts me too

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How about "If I Were Your Woman" by Gladys Knight? My favorite lines from the song are:

"You're like a diamond

But she treats you like glass

Yet you beg her to love you

when me you don't ask"

It's not exactly an I want to break you up song, but i'ts kind of a "hey- notice me, I'll treat you better" song.

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The song that came to mind is The Agony And The Ecstasy by Smokey Robinson. It's about a guy in a relationship with someone but in love with the person he is singing the song to.

The Agony And The Ecstasy

What?s it all about, this crazy love

How did our two worlds entwine

How do I fit in to your life

How did you get into mine

I belong to someone else we know

Back when first we met

Oh, we thought for fun

One night together might be nice

Oh...oh...but fun turned into love for both of us

So now we pay forbidden lover?s price

Oh, ?cause love like ours is never, ever free (Free)

You pay some agony for the ecstasy (For the ecstasy)

Oh, love like ours is never, ever free (Free)

You got to pay some agony for the ecstasy (For the ecstasy), oh?oh?

Nights when you?re alone, you know that I

Laid with someone else beside me

Oh, but you love me still and I love you

You know I would no matter where I?d be

Hey, but love like ours is never, ever free (Free)

You got to pay some agony for the ecstasy (For the ecstasy)

Oh, love like ours is never, ever free (Free)

We got to pay some agony if we wanna have ecstasy (For the ecstasy), oh...

Hey, got to pay some agony

If we wanna have an ecstasy, yeah?eah?

And we need each other desperately, don?t we, baby

And I?ll never from you be free, no, no

So you?ll have to do the leavin? me, yeah

And you?ll have to do the leavin? me, oh, baby

?Cause I?m gonna pay the agony, yeah

?Cause, oh, lovin? you is ecstasy, that?s what it is

And I?m willin? to pay the price, oh

?Cause I?ll make it a sacrifice, oh, yes, I will

And I?ll never, never, never, never, never, never, never be free

From agony

A couple of other songs that I can think of come from the same genre back in the seventies. They are Me And Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul and Kiss And Say Goodbye by the Manhattans.

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Subtle Invitation

This is by Mariah Carey

VERSE 1

SEE IT'S HARD TO TELL SOMEBODY

THAT YOU'RE STILL SOMEWHAT

ATTACHED TO THE DREM

OF BEING IN LOVE ONCE AGAIN

WHEN IT'S CLEAR THEY'VE MOVED

SO I SAT DOWN AND WROTE THESE FEW WORDS

ON THE OFF CHANCE YOU'D HEAR

AND IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE SOMEWHERE LISTENING

YOU SHOULD KNOW I'M STILL HERE

CHORUS

IF YOU REALLY NEED ME

BABY JUST REACH OUT AND TOUCH ME

YOU DON'T EVER HAVE TO BE

DOWNHEARTED AGAIN

IF SHE HURTS YOU OR MISLEADS YOU

BABY ALL YOU EVER NEED TO DO

IS CALL ME AND LET LOVE RUSH IN

VERSE 2

WHAT CAN I SAY, I HAD A LITTLE EXTRA TIME

SO I FIGURED I MIGHT AS WELL EXPLAIN

A COUPLE LITTLE THNGS TO YOU

THAT YOU PROBABLY NEVER KNEW

LIKE YOU'LL ALWAYS BE AN INTRINSIC PART OF ME

EVEN THOUGH LIFE GOES ON

CHORUS

IF YOU REALLY NEED ME

BABY JUST REACH OUT AND TOUCH ME

YOU DON'T EVER HAVE TO BE

DOWNHEARTED AGAIN

IF SHE HURTS YOU OR MISLEADS YOU

BABY ALL YOU EVER NEED TO DO

IS CALL ME AND LET LOVE RUSH IN

BRIDGE

AND IN MY LOVE WILL FLOW

LIKE THE WAVES TO THE SHORE

YOU CAN FALL INTO ME

ONCE AGAIN EFFORTLESSLY

AND I'LL COMFORT YOU SO

YOU HEART WON'T HURT ANYMORE

I'M WAITING PATIENTLY

CHORUS

IF YOU REALLY NEED ME

BABY JUST REACH OUT AND TOUCH ME

YOU DON'T EVER HAVE TO BE

DOWNHEARTED AGAIN

IF SHE HURTS YOU OR MISLEADS YOU

BABY ALL YOU EVER NEED TO DO

(IF SHE HURTS YOU OR MISLEADS YOU)

IS CALL ME AND LET LOVE RUSH IN

(YOU CAN JUST CALL ME BABY)

IF YOU REALLY NEED ME

(IF YOU REALLY NEED ME BABY)

BABY JUST REACH OUT AND TOUCH ME

(REACH REACH BABY)

(REACH, BABY)

YOU DON'T EVER HAVE TO BE

(DON'T EVER HESITATE TO CALL ME)

DOWNHEARTED AGAIN

IF SHE HURTS YOU OR MISLEADS YOU

(IF SHE HURTS YOU)

(SHE'S A DAMN FOOL)

BABY ALL YOU EVER NEED TO DO

IS CALL ME AND LET LOVE RUSH IN

(ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS CALL

ME BOY, I GOT YOU)

CHORUS

IF YOU REALLY NEED ME

(YEAH?.)

BABY JUST REACH OUT AND TOUCH ME

(IF YOU'RE LISTENING TO ME BABY)

YOU DON'T EVER HAVE TO BE

(LIKE YOU USED TO)

DOWNHEARTED AGAIN

(BEFORE I EVEN KNEW YOU)

IF SHE HURTS YOU OR MISLEADS YOU

(THEN YOU KNOW I'M SINGING TO YOU)

BABY ALL YOU EVER NEED TO DO

(SO I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW)

IS CALL ME AND LET LOVE RUSH IN

(THAT ?ANYTIME YOU NEED A FRIEND?)

CHORUS

IF YOU REALLY NEED ME

(I'M HERE)

BABY JUST REACH OUT AND TOUCH ME

(YOU CAN STILL BELIEVE

YOU DON'T EVER HAVE TO BE

IN FAIRY TALES)

DOWNHEARTED AGAIN

(YOURS AND MINE)

IF SHE HURTS YOU OR MISLEADS YOU

(SO IF BY CHANCE YOU TAKE A LISTEN)

BABY ALL YOU EVER NEED TO DO

(I'M QUITE SURE YOU ?KNOW

IS CALL ME AND LET LOVE RUSH IN

THAT THIS ONE'S FOR YOU)

(CAUSE I'M GIVING ?MY ALL?)

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well if I were the other guy, shaky relationship or not I'd send you the song "Get your hands off my woman" by the Darkness, I say if its shaky sit back, befreind her and wait dont try and move in on her now, thats not cool!!

Marko

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"I Can Be" ~ Aaliyah

Maybe I?m just wrong

Feeling the way I do

Thoughts indescent

Want to propose them to you

I know you have a girl

I don?t want to tie

When your free one night

Let?s make those hours mine

Chorus:

I can be the other woman in your life

I can be the other reason your out at night

I can be all the things you thought she might

I can be on the side

That?ll be alright, alright, alright

That just ain?t my thing

The hassle you might be

Enough for two or more

Don?t hop to me in need

Fine like expensive wine

Drunk off a glass of you

I think more might be too much

So weekends for me

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ok. the title is kind of vague. what i'm looking for are songs you would compile into a cd for someone you have a thing for but also happens to be in a present...kind of shaky relationship.

see what i'm going for here?

thanks! :coolio:

"Drive" by The Cars

"Compulsion" as covered by Martin L. Gore

"All The Good Ones Are Taken" by Ian Hunter

"El Cariño Es Como Una Flor" by Rudy La Scala (the song translates exactly for the theme you're looking for...)

"Unlovable" by The Smiths

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I think you should search among Bee Gees and Janis Joplin´s songs...most of their lyrics go about love, breaking up, forgetting, remembering, cheating, etc...

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I think you should search among Bee Gees and Janis Joplin´s songs...most of their lyrics go about love, breaking up, forgetting, remembering, cheating, etc...

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