"You Can't Hurry Love" as written by Brian Holland, Edward Holland and Lamont Herbert Dozier....
I need love, love
Oh, ease my mind
And I need to find time
Someone to call mine

My mama said, "you can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait"
She said, "love don't come easy
But it's a game of give and take"
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes

How many heartaches must I stand
Before I find the love to let me live again
Right now the only thing that keeps me hanging on
When I feel my strength, ooh, it's almost gone

I remember mama said, "you can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait"
She said, "love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take"
How long must I wait
How much more must I take
Before loneliness
Will cause my heart, heart to break

No, I can't bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that i, I can't go on
Well these precious words keep me hanging on

I remember mama said, "you can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait"
She said, "love don't come easy
But it's a game of give and take"
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
Just trust in a good time
No matter how long it takes

Now wait
Now love, love don't come easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that soft voice
To talk to me at night
For some tender arms
Hold me tight
I keep waiting
Ooh, till that day
But it ain't easy (love don't come easy)
No, you know it ain't easy

My mama said you can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
She said "love don't come easy
But it's a game of give and take"
You can't hurry love
No, you'll just have to wait
She said "love don't come easy
But it's a game of give and take"
You can't hurry love, no you'll just have to wait


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"You Can't Hurry Love" as written by Lamont Dozier Brian Holland

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    General CommentGreat song, with an important message. There's no need to stress about being single. Love will come when you least expect it. Just relax and enjoy your life, live in the moment and let love come to you.
    Beautiful!
    Tyler2004durdenon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is actually by The Supremes and some of the lyrics are wrong. Just thought you'd like to know.
    Kiokion May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song always makes a good movie, every time i see runaway bride i think of this song and it rocks my world
    Marnehoon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Perfect for people like me, who are still waiting for 'the one'. It's really encouraging to hear that you 'can't hurry love'
    JoeShorkon January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's my theme song :P
    Eh, it can always make me feel better
    SmileAwayon July 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does this song meam to me? phil dressed in a used car salesman suit,dodgy 80s video and the standard cover version,the sort of stuff phil has made a career out of, too good for playing drums these days
    sivillaon September 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso true, sivilla! the vid is so 80s. not that there's anytthing wrong with that. my favourite phil collins song.
    stuck_in_paradiseon April 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite phil collins song also asside from "Another Day in Paradise"
    Marinersfan4lifeon October 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThrough every divorce he ever went through, he remembered these words
    Eltonfanon January 08, 2010   Link

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