"Almost Doesn't Count" as written by Guy Roche and Shelly Peiken....
Almost made you love me
Almost made you cry
Almost made you happy, baby
Didn't I didn't I
You almost had me thinking
You were turned around
But everybody knows
Almost doesn't count

Almost heard you saying
You were finally free
What was always missing for you, baby
You'd found it in me
But you can't get to heaven
Half off the ground
Everybody knows
Almost doesn't count

I can't keep on loving you
One foot outside the door
I hear a funny hesitation
Of a heart that's never really sure
Can't keep on trying
If you're looking for more
Than all that I could give you
Than what you came here for

Gonna find me somebody
Not afraid to let go
Want a no doubt be there kind of man
You came real close
But everytime you built me up
You only let me down
And everybody knows
Almost doesn't count

Maybe you'll be sorry
Maybe you'll be cold
Maybe you'll come running back, baby
From the cruel cruel world
Almost convince me
You're gonna stick around
But everybody knows
Almost doesn't count

So maybe I'll be here
Maybe I'll see ya around
That's the way it goes
Almost doesn't count

Lyrics submitted by .one.last.try.

"Almost Doesn't Count" as written by Shelly Peiken Guy Roche

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentSomeone she loved very much but turned his back on her after all the loving things he said and did for her and she thought that he finally changed but really he didn't. She hopes that someday he'll regret leaving her and come back but she's not sure if she would accept him back.
    ladynauseaon November 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song so much.

    I think it's about a relationship where the person knows that their partner only half loves them and the relationship is definately not working.

    So she leaves him and tries to move on from the relationship saying basically that although it was almost working it doesnt matter because in the end almost doesnt count.
    "Almost made you love me
    Almost made you cry
    Almost made you happy, baby
    Didn't I, didn't I
    You almost had me thinkin'
    You were turned around
    But everybody knows
    Almost doesn't count"

    To me it's not really all that depressing of a sad song but it's kind of sad and when your down about a relationship it is so the song for times when you just want to sit in your room and reminise or cry or when you want to be reminded why you broke up a relationship.
    abi4evaon April 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm not the one who usually listens to thsi type of music I personally like rock punk emo better but I do like Brandy & I love this song it reminds me of a past relationshp
    EmoChick86on June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsame here emochick
    CrimsonStar4on July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsame with emo chick, this song also reminds me of a past relationship, and current one..
    punk_rock_princesson July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEvery word reminds me of Cody!!! I love this song!
    miss_opinion101on June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbwaha i LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SONG! its so sad..but true
    beautiful.disasteron December 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlmost doesn't count, very profound. reminds me of another profound comment my friend James used to make: Might aswell've been a freshee!
    chriswatts83on March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very sad and reminds me of 3 different relationships, I love this song but it's pretty depressing
    I_Feel_Usedon May 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song..she has a really great voice, & is overshadowed by people without any talent.
    sodeepx3on July 21, 2005   Link

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