Please have a listen of this tiny clip that I made last night. It's definitely not as accurate in the last couple seconds but I think some of you might be able to recognize it. I've had it stuck in my head forever now and it really is driving me crazy. I believe it's from either late 70s/early 80s.

Sounds a little like Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones
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nope, not paint it black. I wish I could think of some more clues. The voice of the guy singing the song sounds a little like the scorpions lead singer in winds of change. it has sort of has a dire straits sound to it, almost sure that it's a fender. anyway... thanks for taking a stab at it!