"Left Of Center" as written by and Suzanne/addabbo Vega....
If you want me
You can find me
Left of center
Off of the strip
In the outskirts
In the fringes
In the corner
Out of the grip
When they ask me
"What are you looking at?"
I always answer
"Nothing much" (not much)
I think they know that
I'm looking at them
I think they think
I must be out of touch
But I'm only
In the outskirts
And in the fringes
On the edge
And off the avenue
And if you want me
You can find me
Left of center
Wondering about you
I think that somehow
Somewhere inside of us
We must be similar
If not the same
So I continue
To be wanting you
Left of center
Against the grain
If you want me
You can find me
Left of center
Off of the strip
In the outskirts
In the fringes
In the corner
Out of the grip
When they ask me
"What are you looking at?"
I always answer
"Nothing much" (not much)
I think they know that
I'm looking at them
I think they think
I must be out of touch
But I'm only
In the outskirts
And in the fringes
On the edge
And off the avenue
And if you want me
You can find me
Left of center
Wondering about you
Wondering about you


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"Left of Center" as written by Suzanne Vega Steve Addabbo

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    General Commentwow, that's so different from what this song means to me! If you take into account that it's in the Pretty in Pink soundtrack then it certainly makes sense. To me, however, it is just a song about being different.
    mila77on April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite among her songs. Speaks about loving someone that is very popular, but who doesn't know about you. She wants him to notice her, standing at the edges and looking at him, and she is imagining to herself that he and she must be very similar, and if he could just see... And she speaks about his friends, who notice her staring and how she is trying to avoid them but really wants to be one of their group, but couldn't.
    bartoshekon March 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentstanding at the edges, an outcast, watching her love, who is popular, and he never notices her. i agree with mila77 that also its about being different, too.
    missmeon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIdk I hear it more as being interested in, or loving someone but not being central in his life. You're on the fringes of his life, barely appearing in his bigger picture, but still present and longing for him.
    fluffyqueeron August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is very similar to Rock In this Pocket and In The Eye, about how you love or long for attention of someone who is so big in your eyes, but he/she never even takes notice of you.
    BoyInTheBelfryon August 24, 2010   Link

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