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"Layla" by Eric Clapton

How Bitter Is It? 1 of 10. This song did eventually lead to a marriage, so it can't be all bad.

Sample Lyric: "Make the best of the situation before I finally go insane / Please don't say we'll never find a way, Or tell me all my love's in vain"

Backstory: It's one thing to sing about an ex-girlfriend, but it's quite another to sing about another man's wife. That's what happened with "Layla", Eric Clapton's 1972 hit, which he wrote about about his love for Pattie Boyd, wife of his close friend George Harrison. According to Boyd, when Clapton finally confessed his feelings to the couple, nothing much changed, and the three stayed close. But Boyd eventually divorced Harrison in 1974 and married Clapton five years later, though the two also later divorced. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
See the full story at The Daily Beast

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