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"Him" is a song written and recorded by British-born American singer and songwriter Rupert Holmes. It was released in January 1980 as the second single from the album, Partners in Crime. The song peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 on March 29, 1980 and remained at that position for two weeks. It was Holmes' biggest Adult Contemporary hit, peaking at number four in both the United States and Canada. The song is sung from the point of view of a man who, when he discovers a pack of cigarettes that do not belong to him, suspects that the woman in his life is cheating on him. He has no idea who this other man may be, but he decides he must confront her; he expects her to say that the other man is "just a friend", and plans to tell her bluntly, "It's me or it's him."In 1980, Holmes re-recorded the song in French under the title "Lui" (MCA 41252) that was backed with an instrumental version of "Guitars" (his previous album had included an English vocal version of the song). The single was released only in Canada by MCA Records Canada. This French version of "Him" ("Lui") has never been released on any vinyl or CD album. 


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Over by the window, there's a pack of cigarettes.
Not my brand you understand, 
Sometimes the girl forgets
She forgets to hide them

I know who left those smokes behind
She'll say, oh, he's just a friend,
And I'll say, oh, I'm not blind

Him him him, what's she gonna do about him?
She's gonna have to live without him, 
It's him or it's me, me me,
No one gets to get it for free
It's me or it's him.

Don't know what he looks like, 
Don't know who he is.
Don't know why she thought that I 
Would say what's mine is his.

I don't want to own her,
But I can't let her have it both ways.
Three is one too many of us,
She leaves with me or stays


If she wants him she can have him,
Just exactly how we once were,
Its goodbye to he and I, 
and back to me and her,



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Rupert Holmes

Rupert Holmes (born February 24, 1947) is a British and American composer, singer-songwriter, musician and author of plays, novels and stories. He is best known for his number one pop hit "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" (1979/1980) and the song "Him", which reached the number 6 position on the Hot 100 U.S. pop chart in 1980. He is also known for his 1985 Tony Award-winning musical Drood (originally The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and his 2007 Drama Desk Award-winning book for the Broadway musical Curtains, and for his television series Remember WENN. more »

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