"You Can't Hurry Love" as written by Henry Lumpkin, Edward Holland, Brian Holland and Carolyn Strong....
I need love, love to ease my mind,
I need to find, find someone to call mine,
But mama said you can't hurry love,
No you just have to wait,
She said love don't come easy,
It's a game of give and take.
You can't hurry love,
No, you just have to wait,
You gotta trust, give it time,
No matter how long it takes;
But how many heartaches must I stand
Before I find a love to let me live again.
Right now the only thing that keeps me hanging on,
When I feel my strength, yeah, it's almost gone,
I remember mama said,

You can't hurry love,
No you 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 can 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,
These precious words keeps me hanging on,
I remember mama said,

Can't hurry love,
No you just have to wait,
She said love don't come easy,
it's a game of give and take.

You can't hurry love,
No you just have to wait,
She said love don't come easy,
It's a game of give and take
No matter how long it takes.

No 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 to hold me tight.
I keep waiting; I keep on waiting,
But it ain't easy, it ain't easy when mama said

You can't hurry love no,
You just have to wait,
She said trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes.

You can't hurry love
You just have to wait,
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take.


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

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    General Commenti luv this song haha it just has such a happy tune its awesome and i dont even like the dixie chicks haha...yeah i totally relate to the songs...."but ill keep on waiting" four and a half years ahaha ples like me soon!!
    star_9on July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can totally relate to this song, too. Whenever i get depressed cuz "I grow impatient for a love to call my own," I listen to this song and it almost always cheers me up. Maybe it's the music, though; whatever, i love this song
    baihilea81on July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentye this song is so bright and vibrant and obviously its about a girl who wants love to come quicker but her mom has told her that she cant hurry it! :)
    sugarpopon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so frickin' true!

    But I like the original the best.

    This is me sad that the only lyrical versions of this song posted are covers.

    This is me about to change that...
    kaleidoscopeeyes8on June 27, 2005   Link

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