Almost Lover

A Fine Frenzy

About Almost Lover

"Almost Lover" is a song written and recorded by A Fine Frenzy, the stage name of American singer-songwriter Alison Sudol. It was released May 22, 2007 through Virgin Records as the second single from her debut studio album, One Cell in the Sea (2007). The single failed to enter the US Billboard Hot 100, but experienced success in Europe, reaching the top 10 in the singles charts of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.


Year:
2008
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Your fingertips across my skin
The palm trees swaying in the wind
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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

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
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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

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

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?

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

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A Fine Frenzy

Alison Sudol (born December 23, 1984), known professionally as A Fine Frenzy, is an American alternative singer-songwriter, pianist, and Goodwill Ambassador for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Her debut album, One Cell in the Sea, was released in 2007, followed in 2009 by Bomb in a Birdcage. Sudol's songs have charted in the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, and France, among other countries. Her music has also been featured on numerous television shows and featured in several major motion pictures. A Fine Frenzy's latest album, Pines, was released on October 9, 2012. more »

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Written by: ALISON SUDOL, ALISON LOREN SUDOL

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

About the Song
"Almost Lover" is a song by American band A Fine Frenzy, from their debut album "One Cell in the Sea". It serves as the group’s most performed, and arguably most famous song to date.
Release Date & Chart Performance
The song was released in 2007 and reached the top 25 on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.
Songwriter
Alison Sudol, the lead singer of A Fine Frenzy, wrote the song. Sudol's heartfelt emotions are easily discernable through the lyrics of the song.
Lyrics & Theme
"Almost Lover" is about the pain and disappointment that comes from having an "almost" relationship - one that never fully blossomed or had closure. The lyrics beautifully encapsulate the feelings of regret, longing, and heartbreak.
Recognition & Awards
While "Almost Lover" did not win any awards, it was well received by critics for its touching lyrics and Sudol's powerful performance. The song is often appreciated for its ability to resonate with anyone who has experienced unrequited love or a failed relationship.
Music Video
The music video for "Almost Lover" features Alison Sudol playing a grand piano in a forest, adding to the poignant and melancholic mood of the song.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by various artists around the world due to its popularity and appeal. It maintains its universal relatability, regardless of language or culture.
Movie Soundtrack
"Almost Lover" was featured in the movie soundtrack of "Goodbye, Mr. Lover," further boosting its profile and reach.
Popularity on Social Media
As testament to its enduring popularity, the song has garnered millions of views on YouTube and is frequently shared on other social media platforms as well.
Live Performances
"Almost Lover" became a staple of A Fine Frenzy's live performances, showcasing the intensity of the lyrics and the depth of Alison Sudol's vocal range.

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