Can't Stop
Moonstar88 Lyrics


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You don’t know how hard it is for me
Just to be loved, oh oh oh
This is not what my heart tells me so
Oh oh oh, no no no
And it’s not ok for me to slip away
It’s just so hard to keep this feeling
I don’t want to play
I don’t know what to do
All i want is to appear to stop thinking of you
It will take a while, this ain’t no denial
I just want to stop thinking of you
We can’t be together

When you called last night
I knew i had to say goodbye
My eyes could be a mirror of deceit
As you walk away, but there’s no other way

Though it’s hard for me to see clear
I don’t want to say

And it’s not ok for me to slip away




But it’s just so hard to keep this feeling
I don’t want to play

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Moonstar88's "Can't Stop" express the struggle of the singer to let go of her feelings for someone who she knows she cannot be with. She opens by saying, "You don’t know how hard it is for me/Just to be loved." These lines indicate that she may have felt unloved in the past and has trouble accepting love in the present. Despite what her heart tells her, she knows that she cannot be with this person, hence she says, "and it’s not ok for me to slip away/but it’s just so hard to keep this feeling/I don’t want to play." The singer is aware that her emotions and desires will only complicate things and cause confusion, so she tries to shut them down.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the struggle of the singer to get over the person she cannot be with. She admits that it will take a while and "this ain't no denial." However, she is determined to stop thinking about this person, even though she knows they cannot be together.


In the second verse, the singer realizes that she needs to let go and say goodbye to the one she is obsessing over. Although it's difficult to do so, she knows it's the right thing. She states, "Though it’s hard for me to see clear/I don’t want to say." She also acknowledges the fact that her eyes might not show her true emotions as they are a "mirror of deceit."


Overall, "Can't Stop" is a song about unrequited love and the struggle to move on. The singer knows she has to break things off, even though it's hard, but she hopes to move forward and stop thinking about the person she cannot be with.


Line by Line Meaning

You don’t know how hard it is for me
It's difficult for me to express how challenging it is to endure this situation


Just to be loved, oh oh oh
All I want is to feel loved and accepted


This is not what my heart tells me so
My heart's desire contradicts my current reality


Oh oh oh, no no no
Expressing a mix of frustration and disappointment


And it’s not ok for me to slip away
I know it's not right for me to just run away from my problems


It’s just so hard to keep this feeling
The intensity of my emotions makes it difficult to manage


I don’t want to play
I'm tired of pretending everything is fine


I don’t know what to do
I am uncertain about how to handle this situation


All i want is to appear to stop thinking of you
I desire to stop thinking about you, but it's not that simple


It will take a while, this ain’t no denial
I acknowledge it won't be an instant fix to get over you


We can’t be together
It's not feasible for us to have a relationship


When you called last night
I received a call from you yesterday evening


I knew i had to say goodbye
I realized it was time for me to move on and leave you behind


My eyes could be a mirror of deceit
My eyes might reveal that I'm not truthful about my feelings


As you walk away, but there’s no other way
Even though you're leaving, there are no other alternatives


Though it’s hard for me to see clear
It's challenging for me to gain clarity in this situation


I don’t want to say
I don't want to say that I'm not in control of my emotions


But it’s just so hard to keep this feeling
The intensity of my emotions makes it difficult to manage


I don’t want to play
I'm tired of pretending everything is fine




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Dave Clinton

So good!

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