"Why Can't I Have You" as written by and Ric Ocasek....
(Over? All over? All over? All over?)

A dreamy lips, set in motion, flashing
Ah breathless hush, poundin' soft, lasting
Oh glossy mouth, a taste untamed, moving
Carousel, up and down
Just like you

Oh baby
Just one more time to touch you
Just one more time to tell you
You're on my mind
Baby, why can't I have you?
You're breakin' my heart in two
You know what I'm goin' through
Oh baby, why can't I have you?

Oh candy smile, all the while, glinting
Your eyes like mica, a lethal pout, hinting
(Felt the pressure)
Oh and I felt the pressure, tight and warm, softly striking
(Oh tripped and stumbled)
Oh I tripped and stumbled
I cling forever
I go all night

Oh baby
Just one more time to touch you
Just one more time to tell you
I'm not so blind
Baby, why can't I have you?
Always breakin' my heart in two
You know what I'm goin' through
Uh oh baby (why can't I have you?)

(Baby) oh baby (why can't I have you?) why can't I have you?
You know what I'm goin' through
(You're breakin' my heart in two)
You're breakin' my heart, breakin' my heart
(You know what I'm gonna do)
(You're breakin' my heart) breakin' my heart
(Baby) oh baby (why can't I have you?) I need you
(You know what I'm goin' through)
(You're breakin' my heart in two)
Oh baby, I need you so much (you know what I'm gonna do), I need you, touch
(You're breakin' my heart)
(Baby) oh baby (why can't I have you?)


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"Why Can't I Have You" as written by Ric Ocasek

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    General CommentI can't believe nobody has commented on this. This is another great song by The Cars, with a very obvious meaning. This song is so catchy, and the chorus gets stuck in my head for hours. Love this song.
    luckydayon July 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the above comment that I feel this a great cars song as well.
    StylishThinkeron August 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentM m m . . . so sexy, sultry - makes me hot ! Intense one sided love song.
    Rosie2much4earthon December 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA beautiful song about the pain of a lost love - neither Robert Smith nor Morrissey could have done better.
    Campaigneron May 04, 2008   Link

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