The difference between a friend and a former love

I've always found it extremely hard to stay close to the people I break up with in the short term at least. But ironically, those people turn up among my best and closest friends. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I've been told I'm a sucker for punishment but there was always something that attracted me to that people to begin with, wasn't there?

The video on this post is one of my favorite songs by Wilson Phillips, both lirically and harmonically. I just love the three voices doing harmony and the lyrics have touched me ever since I first heard the song a while ago.

The vide above is one way to look at relationships, the lyrics below are another

Nick of time
Bonnie Raitt (Nick of Time)

A friend of mine she cries at night, and she
Calls me on the phone
Sees babies everywhere she goes and she
Wants one of her own.
She's waited long enough she says
And still she can't decide
Pretty soon she'll have to choose and it tears her up inside...
She's scared...scared she'll run out of time.

I see my folks, they're getting old, I watch their bodies change...
I know they see the same in me, and it makes us both feel strange...
No matter how you tell yourself, its what we all go through...
Those eyes are pretty hard to take when they're staring back at you.
Scared you'll run out of time.

When did the choices get so hard?
With so much more at stake.
Life gets mighty precious when there's less of it to waste.
Hummmm...scared she'll run out of time.

Just when I thought I'd had enough
All my tears were shed...
No promise left unbroken,
There were no painful words unsaid.
You came along and showed me
How to leave it all behind....
You opened up my heart again and then much to my surprise.

I found love, love in the nick of time. 3x