All the things I want to say but I can't
all the things I want to do but I won't
hold me tight, but not too tight

I'm in knots and you tie me in bows
I feel pretty, I know that you care
You're so sweet.. You're so so sweet

It's not a hurry that we're in
It's the pollen, it's the spring

I can't make me love you
and you can't make me either
Patience boy, i need it
I can't make me love you

Paper, pen and a piece of your heart
I can read it, but where do I start?
What to do.. what do I do?

And I am going, but I'm gonna come back
and maybe then maybe this maybe that
hold me tight, but not too tight

It's not a hurry that we're in
There's no problem, that's the thing

But, I can't make me love you
and you can't make me either
Patience boy, I need it
I can't make me love you

Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh..

Everyday there's something new to hold onto
A little more of you

But, I can't make me love you
and you can't make me either
Patience boy, I need it
I can't make me love you
Patience boy, on strange days
I can't make me love you

oh oh oh...



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    General CommentThis is one of two of my favorite butterfliy boucher songs. They play it a lot on the college radio station here in Baltimore.
    forensicson November 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is a straightforward love song talking about the beginnings of a relationship where you start to have feelings for someone but not to the point where you know for a fact that you love them. It's all about the levels of commitment you're ready (or not ready) to give to someone.

    Perhaps they are pushing you to love them to get involved in a relationship. But as the song goes - "I can't make me love you, and you can't make me either"

    The song goes on to explain that what you need is time. While there is potential potential relationship in the mix, obviously they're not ready to commit. "hold me tight, but not too tight."

    They're basically asking for patience and time.
    Ethereal Butterflyon July 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so honest about how you can't rush love.
    wolf cubon October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just love the line "I'm in knots, but you tie me in bows" ---translates to me: I'm a mess, but you see me and try to make me all perfect. Oh and I agree w/ the above.
    strangersatelliteon April 24, 2007   Link

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