"Almost Lover" as written by and Alison Loren Sudol....
Your fingertips across my skin
The palm trees swaying in the wind
Images

You sang me Spanish lullabies
The sweetest sadness in your eyes
Clever trick

Well, I never want to see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

[Chorus]
Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

We walked along a crowded street
You took my hand and danced with me
Images

And when you left, you kissed my lips
You told me you would never, never forget
These images

Well, I'd never want to see you unhappy
I thought you'd want the same for me

[Chorus]

I cannot go to the ocean
I cannot drive the streets at night
I cannot wake up in the morning
Without you on my mind
So you're gone and I'm haunted
And I bet you are just fine
Did I make it that easy to walk right in and out
Of my life?

[Chorus]


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"Almost Lover" as written by Alison Loren Sudol

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song... wow... it just tugs at my heart strings.
    SageSoulon June 17, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti feel like this song was wrote for me.
    to me it means to me being led on by someone for so long and having them come and go from your life as they please. but then finally realizing that its never gonna be anymore than what it has been and it literally breaks your hear. :(
    almostlovedon April 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt sounds to me like a song about a romance that never formed, even though the girl was given so many false signals. The girl, though determined to leave it all behind and move on, is still hung up on the almost romance and feels indignant towards the guy, not out of genuine dislike or honest blame for his feelings, but out of her hurt over what has happened. I think she still wants it to work out deep in her heart, though she knows in the left side of her brain that it won't work out and that shes better off moving on.

    Having been both in the girls position, as well having seen the pain of those I care most about when they find themselves in the same position, this song really hits me deep, as I bet it does a lot of people for one reason or another.
    Metalsandman999on July 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song for me is like what Metalsandman999 has said. About romance that ended before it began. Though one of her lines "Can't you just let me be?"
    I think that the male that she is infatuated with still wants to be friends. Or maybe, just that he's in her mind, and she wants to get him out. But I think that if she had a chance to be with him, she would, even though he had hurt her so badly.
    A.l.i.c.eon July 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOK so obviously this song is about a girl who's been led on by some asshole who doesn't really want her...been there.
    "Goodbye my hopeless dream
    I'm trying not to think about you
    Can't you just let me be?
    So long my luckless romance
    My back is turned on you
    Should've known you'd bring me heartbreak
    Almost lovers always do"
    I relate to that the most.
    she_speakson July 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentpersonally i think this song is about a girl who was visiting a foreign country (palm trees, spanish lullabies, etc), met a guy, and they had a sort of romance, but since she wasn't staying for very long it couldn't really develop into anything satisfying, and she can't let it go.

    maybe i only think of it like this because the exact thing just happened to me....
    ineedabreakdownon July 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt means that she fell in love with someone who was leading her on by saying and acting like he loved her back, but then he just left her behind. Just like that. I should know.
    billyblankon July 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentamazing and heartwrenching song.

    to me it's about a relationship that ended when it had just begun.. the abrutness of the ending is torture.. and the dreams and thoughts and memories are all soo haunting..and so prevelant... everwhere she looks she's reminded and haunted.

    sigh.. i can relate all too well. IMUILU
    lefalon July 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod. This song brought up a lot of buried feelings. I was...am in love with my ex best friend. We were as close as close can be when she began to pull away. Soon we stopped hanging out. She doesn't even speak to me anymore. I know that she felt something for me too, but I think she might have panicked. It's been a year, but I still don't go a day without thinking of her. And whenever I least expect it, I see her.
    crzymonkeys007on June 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    MemoryThis song instantly made me think of the first man I fell in love with, though at the time we were both simple high school students. When I first listened to it, the memories that I have tried for so long to lock away come to the front of my mind, and at the end of the song I break down and cry. The song still has that affect, but I have tried to be thankful for the time I had with him, and I will always be unhappy that we didn't work out like we planned when we were both so naive.
    MrsCashon May 10, 2013   Link

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