"Can't Stay Away From You" as written by and Gloria Estefan....
"Time flies when you're having fun"
I heard somebody say
But if all I've been is fun then baby let me go
Don't wanna be in your way

And I don't wanna be your second choice
Don't wanna be just your friend
You keep telling me that you're not in love
You wanna throw it all away

But I can't stay away from you
I don't wanna let you go
And though it's killing me, that's true
There's just some things I can't control

Your love is slipping through my hands
And though I've heard it all before
I know you're telling me the truth
I know it's just no use
But I can't stay away from you

Hold on to every bit of hope that's all I ever do
Hoping you might change
Your mind and call me up
To say how much you need me too

And though you're leaving me no other choice
Than to turn and walk away
Look over your shoulder, I'll be there
You can count on me to stay

'Cause I can't stay away from you
I don't wanna let you go
And though it's killing me, that's true
There's just some things I can't control

Your love slipping through my hands
And though I've heard it all before
I know you're telling me the truth
I know it's just no use
But I can't stay away from you

I know you're telling me the truth
I know it's just no use
But I can't stay away from you


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"Can't Stay Away From You" as written by Gloria Estefan

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    General CommentThis is simply one of the best songs about unrequited love.

    I was most amused when I saw a post on youtube by a girl stating she wanted this played at her wedding! oh dear...
    daldornon June 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis can't be any closer to the truth!

    My girlfriend is career minded, and knows she is in the wrong job. She knows what shew wants to do, but inevitably, she will have to move away...

    And although I have deep feelings for her, she has made it clear that this is what she wants to do.

    I have told her that she should do what she feels is right, and that I don't want her to stay if she is going to be unhappy, but the truth is that it cuts like a knife inside.

    If she does go, I will not be able to go with her, and that will ultimately be the end of our relationship.

    This song sings that story...
    sixgunzon March 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentiam going through a break up at the minute with the love of my life, and this song (as many others) really does describe how iam feeling.

    i have made many mistakes in our relationship, and ultimately it has come to a point where i have drove my loved one away, she keeps telling me its over and i know this time she is telling the truth, i i cant let go, i dont want to let go.

    i just cant let go.... and as the lyric sings - i 'Hold on to every bit of hope, that's all I ever do'.
    simon.on September 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentand the part that sings 'Look over your shoulder, I'll be there
    You can count on me to stay', to me my love has walked away, but iam still here, and will still be here waiting, even though shes gone, waiting for that 'call me up to say how much you need me too'.
    this i love this song, even though it is very sad, i feel like my feelings are brought out in this song.
    simon.on September 22, 2008   Link

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