"If I Can't Have You" as written by and Ryan B Tedder Kelly Brianne Clarkson....
Hearts break too fast when they're sentimental
Won't stay won't last when it's love at first sight
So why are my convictions blinded by your spotlight

Can't breathe can't sleep with some medication
I'll kiss goodbye to my reservations
I know there's other fish out in the sea
Not for me
I want you

If I can't have you then I don't want anyone (I don't want anyone)
If I can't have you then all the damage has been done baby
You can break these rules if you wanna have some fun (if you wanna have some fun)
Think of all the love that you will lose if I can't have you

Heartbeat cold sweat thoughts slipping under
Can't fight no threat 'cause there's just no use
One look, no hesitation
I'm slipping into you

Forgive these eyes these lips you're tasting
No time to waste on an invitation
My shame my self control has suffered enough
Everybody wants to be loved

If I can't have you then I don't want anyone (I don't want anyone)
If I can't have you then all the damage has been done baby
You can break these rules if you wanna have some fun (if you wanna have some fun)
Think of all the love that you will lose if I can't have you

I haven't seen the best that love has had to offer
They say perfection's always right around the corner
Could be true
But if I can't have you

If I can't have you then I don't want anyone (I don't want anyone)
If I can't have you then all the damage has been done baby
You can break these rules if you wanna have some fun (if you wanna have some fun)
Think of all the love that you will lose if I can't have you


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"If I Can't Have You" as written by Ryan B Tedder Kelly Brianne Clarkson

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  • +4
    General CommentI haven't seen the best that love has had to offer
    They say perfection's always right around the corner
    Could be true, but if I can't have you




    that part
    is fucking insane at max volume.
    i could die, it's so good.
    there's a reason she was the winner of ai,
    and she continues to remind us and amaze us how much better she's getting,
    when we thought she was already at her best.
    this album is possibly my favourite by her.
    i'm not sure yet,
    but it's pretty damn close.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on March 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbsolutee favorite from the album. meaning is pretty obvious.
    its either you or nothing at all.

    "Won't stay, won't last, when it's love at first sight
    So why are my convictions blinded by your spotlight"

    my favorite line.
    its like i know love at first sight never works out is shallow and childish,my point of view as well, but even though she knows acting upon love at first sight is stupid she cant help it,this guy just has "it" that she is choosing to ignore what she previously thought about these kinds of things
    shakelly_blackmouthon March 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFAAAAVOURITE.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on March 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFAAAAVOURITE.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on March 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe drums at 1:41 are my favorite part of this song.
    the second favorite is the effects on her voice....we've never heard kelly clarkson do that. the shit.
    blueturninggrayon March 15, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think it's we CAN break the rules, not can't.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on March 09, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIs it me or does the start of this song have a similar beat to The Veronicas - 'Popular' ???

    I just expect jess to start singing :)).
    CasanovaBabyon August 18, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe music to this song reminds me way too much of Miley Cyrus' "Fly on the Wall"
    Other than that it's pretty good.
    celebritystatus90on June 16, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song about a girl pursuing a man she's attracted to was written by Clarkson together with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder. The OneRepublic vocalist also contributed backing vocals to this track.
    Clarkson described this to PopEater as, "very like Eurythmics meets the Killers - very different for me. It's a lot sexier."
    musicrocks13on November 10, 2012   Link

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