I wanted a lover
To show me the way love goes
To know what it felt like
To let something take control
To live the expression
I'm head over heels this time
Unafraid to be open
And thinking I'd be just fine
But I found in the very end
That it all depends

'Cause love can lift you so high
Or it'll leave you to die
And it's not like you ever get to choose
(Which way that it leads you)
Ooh it can play with your mind
Or make you feel so alive
Either way you'll survive 'cause
That's what love can do
Ohh, yeah yeah
That's what love can do

I guess now I get why
They say love is a dangerous game
'Cause when you think that you're winning
You find out that you just been played
You give and you sacrifice
You make changes in your life
Everyone's got advice
But no one's got a clue (not even you)
And I found in the very end
That it all depends

'Cause love can lift you so high
Or it'll leave you to die
And it's not like you ever get to choose
(Which way that it leads you)
Ooh it can play with your mind
Or make you feel so alive
Either way you'll survive 'cause
That's what love can do
Ooh, ohh, ooh
That's what love can do

I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming
Dreaming of when I believed in
Fairy tales, sunset sails, it never fails
'Til reality sets in
I begin to comprehend how crazy this has been
And I can't depend on
Anyone for my happily ever after
Yeah, yeah

'Cause love can lift you so high
Or it'll leave you to die
And it's not like you ever get to choose
(Which way that it leads you)
Ooh it can play with your mind
Make you feel so alive
Either way you'll survive 'cause, ohh
That's what love can do
That's what love can do, ohh
'Cause that's what love can do, ohh yeah

Ohh ooh, hey
It can tear you apart
And it's broken, broken my heart
That's what love can do
Ooh



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    General CommentA great song, to many fans this one should have been included on Stripped. I love it because she sounded so resentful and tired of love's clichés, she obviously was let down by someone and so she wanted to express it. She obviously has changed his view since she's happily married now, but this song and the 'Stripped' era in general is a great way to relate to the bitterness that love can bring sometimes.

    I adore the line "I begin to comprehend how crazy this has been, and I can't depend on anyone for my happily ever after..". I wish I could believe that independence statement!.
    Gabigson June 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhere can I get this song? I do want it so much! If it won't truble too much, will you send it to me? vidabyrne@yahoo.com.cn thank you sooooo much!
    louisebyrneon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my theme song right now. Just got out of a relationship that towards the end was getting pretty rough. And even during the good and the bad, I still survived cause that's what love can do;)

    "I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming
    Dreaming of when I believed in
    Fairy tales, sunset sails, it never fails
    'Til reality sets in
    I begin to comprehend how crazy this has been
    And I can't depend on
    Anyone for my happily ever after"

    AMAZING! My independant statement right there:)
    LMB228on December 01, 2007   Link

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