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I Can't Make You Love Me
Bonnie Raitt Lyrics


Turn down the lights
Turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me
Tell me no lies
Just hold me close, don't patronize
Don't patronize me

'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark, in these final hours
I will lay down my heart and I'll feel the power
But you won't, no you won't
'Cause I can't make you love me, if you don't

I'll close my eyes, then I won't see
The love you don't feel when you're holding me
Morning will come and I'll do what's right
Just give me till then to give up this fight
And I will give up this fight

'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark, in these final hours
I will lay down my heart and I'll feel the power
But you won't, no you won't
'Cause I can't make you love me, if you don't

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, AMPLIFIED ADMINISTRATION
Written by: Michael Reid, Allen Shamblin

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[Verse 1]
Turn down the lights
Turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me
Tell me no lies
Just hold me close
Don't patronize
Don't patronize me

[Chorus]
'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark in these final hours
I will lay down my heart and I'll feel the power
But you won't, no you won't
'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't

[Verse 2]
I'll close my eyes
Then I won't see
The love you don't feel when you're holding me
Morning will come
And I'll do what's right
Just give me 'til then to give up this fight
And I’ll give up this fight

[Chorus]
'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark in these final hours
I will lay down my heart and I'll feel the power
But you won't, no you won't
'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't



All comments from YouTube:

J

I can recall going through a divorce years ago, and going to sit in front of the same lake every day after work until dark. A lot of men won't admit such hurt, that penetrates your heart, mind & soul! And, I'm sure I will lose my man-card due to such transparency, but I'm ok with that! I lost 30 pounds, couldn't eat, couldn't think, couldn't sleep & at times couldn't even breathe! I prayed & cried continually asking God to make my marriage work out, and for my ex-wife to come back home. Man, I tell you, I cried enough tears to fill up that entire lake. I missed her kisses, her touch, her hugs, her eyes, etc. It took me a year of the same routine, before realizing that "I couldn't make her love me, if she didn't, I couldn't make her feel something she wouldn't", so I finally mustered up the strength to move forward with life. I now carry a piece of that lake with me 20 years later! To all of you who had your hopes & dreams shattered, you "can't make someone love you if they don't, and you can't make their heart feel something it won't". I wish you the best, life will go on. Hang in there my friend, hang in there. - Jerel

Lance Rice

I have had a broken heart before too, you feel like there is no way you could ever heal, but time truly heals everything, you never forget though! But we are not built to break.

JOJO JOJO

You're a man for keeping it real and I appreciate it reading your story as I'm reading it I Cry but you're not alone okay God bless you #Boston Mass

Janet Washington

Oh Babe... I Pray It's Better Now. I know it is. Peace, ❤,and Blessings🙏

Kim Coley

Thanks for sharing, your feelings and your pain

ғᴀʏ ᴛᴏғɪʟᴀᴜ

Sending you so much love 💕

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Chris roach

This is the saddest, most heartbreaking song ever recorded. A true masterpiece of emotions. Great artists like Adele and Prince have covered this song, but Bonnie's original is untouchable.

hockeygirl1111

Heart of the Matter by Don Henley is up there too for devastaingly sad songs

manuel vasquez

what lake was that jinx! upstate!

Richard Devine

George Michael vision is just out of this world. RIP.

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