"Love You More" as written by Paul Carnell and Lucia Holm....
You can make the sun turn purple
You can make the sea turn turtle
But you know you can never make me love you more
You can turn wine into water
Turn sadness into laughter
But you know you can never make me love you more

Let the sky fall down, let the leaves turn brown
Still you know you can never make me love you more
Let the redwoods die, let the wells run dry
Still you know you can never make me love you more

You can make dew into diamonds
Or pacify the lions
But you know you can never make me love you more
You can make me dance to order
My sex hung, torn, and quartered
But you know you can never make me love you more

Let the new day hide, leave the scars inside
Still you know you can never make me love you more
Let the rain poor down, let the valleys drown
Still you know you can never make me love you more

We can make the sun turn purple
We can make the sea turn turtle
But you know you can never make me love you more
We can turn wine into water
As fathers rape their daughters
But you know you can never make me love you more

Let the sky fall down, let the leaves turn brown
Still you know you can never make me love you more
Let the redwoods die, let the wells run dry
Still you know you can never make me, hey
You know you can never make me
Yeah you know you can never make me love you more


Lyrics submitted by cyberblade_256

"Love U More" as written by Paul Carnell Lucia Holm

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Love You More song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a beautiful song even it's about incestual rape...??
    Thia007on November 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my opinion, she is saying to God that she loves him/her more than anything else even tho he/she allows such awful things to happen. Or she is singing to God that she can never love him/her no matter how many miracles he/she performs; because such awful things are allowed to happen.

    Or, I could just be full of crap :)~
    WaldoNovaon March 03, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt's not meant that it is not possible to love you more because she already loves them the maximum. the person in question is not loved very much by the singer (maybe talking about the father?) and they cannot do anything to make amends.
    the turtle bit... no idea.
    Pr0crastinatoron January 20, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song sounds happy and catchy and dance-y.

    However, it's defiance - not happiness. She is angry. She is defiantly stating you can never MAKE me love you more. No matter what he does to her. And yes, this is implying incest and rape. But it could be any authority figure a young girl looks up to.

    "You can turn wine into water"

    This above statement is opposite and mixed up. It's not a Jesus reference because he turned water into wine. This is stating the opposite.
    I read that as things are messed up, are not as they should be, and are not the expected outcome.

    The first stanza/verse:
    You can make the sun turn purple
    You can make the sea turn turtle
    But you know you can never make me love you more
    You can turn wine into water
    Turn sadness into laughter
    But you know you can never make me love you more
    This one is "You" as a pronoun. I picture this as a young girl. A grown man (dad) can be silly and winning her trust through play. But the symbolism is there if you look:
    The sun is a symbol for father figure. The color purple is a symbol for royalty but also power and wisdom. He has the power in the family, and over her. The sea are her tears and the turtle is symbolism for protecting herself. A turtle carries with it a home to retreat in - a hard shell.
    On first listen, the first verse sounds a bit fun and lively. But there is a deep dark secret.

    The second verse/chorus:
    Let the sky fall down, let the leaves turn brown
    Still you know you can never make me love you more
    Let the redwoods die, let the wells run dry
    Still you know you can never make me love you more
    This verse starts to show the depression part. The girl is growing more depressed because something isn't right. Her sky is fallen. The leaves aren't brilliant and she's in a state of autumn. She's dying and turning barren. The strong and mighty redwood is dying. She can't cry anymore. Her well has run dry. But she still loves him because she thinks she should.

    The third stanza/verse:
    You can make dew into diamonds
    Or pacify the lions
    But you know you can never make me love you more
    You can make me dance to order
    My sex hung, torn, and quartered
    But you know you can never make me love you more
    Diamonds: "In short, diamonds represent faithfulness, love, purity, innocence, and relationships filled with love." (sunnyray.org) Dew: "In folk magic throughout the world dew is considered important in healing and medical cures, especially of the female reproductive system." (themystica.com)
    Pacify (to turn off or make quiet) the lion - the lion is the ruler of the jungle. This could be read in two ways. To calm down the ruler of the house (man). Or she is pacifying her own strength or trying to stop the predator.
    I think the rest is obvious... but this means that it is becoming more obvious to her what is happening. She's older and understands better the dysfunction, but she still loves him.

    The fourth verse/chorus:
    Let the new day hide, leave the scars inside
    Still you know you can never make me love you more
    Let the rain poor down, let the valleys drown
    Still you know you can never make me love you more
    Her scars are literally internal, easy to hide. Her emotions are raining down. Symbolism of a Valley: "The image of the valley carries with it the promise of fertile lands, exaggerated activity and a safe haven for human life. Furthermore, this sanctified geographical womb implies an invitation into sexuality, love and ultimately, family. All in all, we seem to be witnessing a desirable and secure plain of existence. However, the reality of the valley is divided by the mountain dwellers who were perhaps removed from the fertile plain or simply denied unmolested entry, due to a lack of force or social standing. In this sense, we find the archetype of the valley of shadows and the biblical terminology of the valley of death (into which 600 men rode and alas, never returned)." (dreamicus.com)
    Fertility? Womb? I think we get it.

    The fifth stanza/verse:
    We can make the sun turn purple
    We can make the sea turn turtle
    But you know you can never make me love you more
    We can turn wine into water
    As fathers rape their daughters
    But you know you can never make me love you more
    The pronoun is now "We". Same premise as the first verse - but there is a collective responsibility. She even announces it now - FATHERS RAPE THEIR DAUGHTERS. Hello! Wake up people. This shit happens.

    The sixth verse/chorus:
    Let the sky fall down, let the leaves turn brown
    Still you know you can never make me love you more
    Let the redwoods die, let the wells run dry
    Still you know you can never make me love you more
    Yeah you know you can never make me love you more
    This is another repeat of the depression that she will always carry with her. The song doesn't end on a summery note - or even spring - the leaves are still brown. The redwood (sequoia tree) represents wellness and safety, and have the ability to withstand disasters like fire and decay - but the redwood is dead - it couldn't withstand. She's broken. Her well is dry. There is no forgiveness. She cannot be made to love him anymore.

    This is a very dark song with some heavy lyrics. It stood out to me back when I first heard it. Back then, I thought I'd misheard the lyrics because who would sing about that? However, I've adored the song. It spoke to me - more than just the great sound to it. But for a long time I didn't understand what drew me to the song. Until I started to remember... Same with a couple of other songs I'd run across that deals with the subject matter.
    The sad thing is, it's reality. Girls are subjected to way too much sexual abuse. No one wants to talk about it. Men should be ashamed. Hell, boys are also sexually abused. Still - Men should be ashamed (as it is the men doing the abusing for the most part).

    If only it would stop.
    Sue866on May 07, 2017   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain