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Can't Help Falling In Love
Haley Reinhart Lyrics


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Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Oh, shall I stay, would it be a sin
Oh, if I can't help falling in love with you?

Like a river flows, surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes, some things are meant to be

Take my hand, take my whole life too
Oh, for I can't help falling in love with you

Oh, like a river flows, surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes, some things are meant to be

Oh, take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
Oh, for I can't help falling in love with you

Overall Meaning

Haley Reinhart's rendition of the classic song "Can't Help Falling in Love" encapsulates the feeling of falling deeply in love with someone despite knowing the risks. The song begins with the line "Wise men say only fools rush in," an oft-repeated warning to people who are about to embark on love affairs. However, despite the cautionary advice, the singer admits that she "can't help falling in love" with the person she's addressing.


The next lines raise a question: "Oh, shall I stay, would it be a sin / Oh, if I can't help falling in love with you?" Here, the singer refers to the possibility that her love for this person might cause harm in some way. The dilemma arises from the fact that despite knowing the risks, she cannot control her feelings. She wonders if it would be wrong to stay with the object of her affection, given that her emotions might lead to a negative outcome.


The chorus of the song compares the inevitability of love to the steady flow of a river: "Like a river flows, surely to the sea / Darling, so it goes, some things are meant to be." The singer believes that her love for this person is unavoidable, and the relationship is meant to be. The final verse assures her lover: "Take my hand, take my whole life too / Oh, for I can't help falling in love with you." The singer's declaration of love is unconditional.


Line by Line Meaning

Wise men say only fools rush in
Some wise men believe that only foolish people fall in love quickly


But I can't help falling in love with you
Despite this belief, I cannot help but fall in love with you


Oh, shall I stay, would it be a sin
I wonder if it would be wrong for me to stay with you


Oh, if I can't help falling in love with you?
If it's not within my control to stop myself from falling in love with you, is it still a sin to stay with you?


Like a river flows, surely to the sea
Just as a river flows naturally towards the sea


Darling, so it goes, some things are meant to be
My dear, some things are destined to happen just as they are supposed to happen


Take my hand, take my whole life too
Take not just my hand, but my entire life as well


Oh, for I can't help falling in love with you
Because I cannot help but fall in love with you


Oh, like a river flows, surely to the sea
Just like the way the river flows towards the sea


Darling, so it goes, some things are meant to be
My dear, some things are destined to occur


Oh, take my hand, take my whole life too
Please take my hand, and everything that is my life


For I can't help falling in love with you
Because I am helplessly falling in love with you


Oh, for I can't help falling in love with you
I just can't prevent myself from falling deeply in love with you




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George Weiss

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@arina3915

Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay?
Would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you?
Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
Like a river flows
Surely to the sea
Darling, so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand
Take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
For I can't help falling in love with you
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@phds2

I married my high school best friend and sweetheart 51 years ago! We are still deeply in love. Happy Valentine’s Day!

@eldadesta9343

awwwww, at my highschool all the guys are jerks and I'm a junior so I guess I won't be experinecing that high school romance :(

@quicksilver6756

I love him. It has been 4 years now. But im nvr gonna get him. He's not written in my destiny. Pray for me so I always get a small place somewhere in his heart forever. Thats all I need.

@hajar788

Awww that’s purely sweet & unique. Old generation love was real but i really feel bad for this new generation & future cause every feelin’s & hearts r taken as jokes. I wish i was born 50-100yrs ago. Me, As a 23yr old girl i feel like everything is messed up with people now compare to 50yrs ago as my parents tell us stories of their olds days.

@Ashutoshkumar-ci4os

Best thing that I have read today
Exceptionally beautiful
Big love❤

@adityacnady_for_life8802

God bless you couple sir.

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@crystallail924

Getting married tonight and this is our song. Wish us luck.

@Crew9t

Congratulations 😊

@jesusismygodsavioursoldier7719

Congratulations. 🎉🎉🍻🍻🥂

@emiliariddle6711

Congratulations I hope you had an amazing wedding and that it was everything you wanted

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