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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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Dylan Cox

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



Doc Jue

Bonnie: I can't make you love me
Selena: Loose you to love me
Shawn: Teach me how to love
Rita: Let you love ME
John: Love me now
Demi: Tell me you love me
James Smith: Tell me that you love me
Justin: Let me love you
Ellie G: Love me like you do
Ariana: Let me love you
Mario: Let me love you
Ne-yo: Let me love you
Taylor: Lover Lover Lover



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Jon Sudano

Oh, Bonnie... who hurt you?

Michelle Snyder

@EmulatorNoob me

watchingtelevision

@thet0nzz You got it right. The two people are having an adulterous affair, she loves him but eventually realizes he's only in it for sex, so she vows to breakup the following morning ("i'll do what's right") after a goodbye roll in the hay. Swap the (implicit) genders for the original version.

Johnny Grossman

Isn’t she incredible? If you’re searching for that feeling Janis gives you, take a listen to Kathryn Grimm’s single “Best of Me” and you won’t regret it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxJYoOT_Rys&list=PL_jTfUftCYlmmWOqNgMcrpdMwbzSgq97o

Mr. C.C.

@EmulatorNoob Considering she didn't write it, that's false. Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin wrote it. They were inspired by an article. Bonnie Rait produced it. Not the same as writing a song.

Delores Stevens

@Jim Not true jim this dong is a clasdic one to😊🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏♥️🌬🌬🌬🌬🌬🌬

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AHAT

I'm a Hip-Hop head, but this is a beautiful song. #classic #2021

Heather Beach

AHAT check out Boyz II Men’s rendition on the LOVE album. So freaking good

J S

Listen to unknown prophets "I can't make you love me"

Rhana Peloquin

No, it wasn't written by Prince. It was written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin. Prince did a tribute of this song to Bonnie Raitt called "Eye Can't Make U Love Me". Prince wanted Bonnie to come work under his label but they couldn't make it work out.

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