"I Can't Make You Love Me" as written by Michael Reid and Allen Shamblin....
Turn down the lights
Turn down the bed
Turn down these voices
Inside my head

Lay down with me
And tell me no lies
Just hold me closly
Don't patronize

Don't patronize me

'Cause I can't make you love me
If you don't
You can't make your heart feel
Something that it won't
And even in the dark
These final hours
I will lay down my heart
I will feel the power
But you won't
No, you won't
'Cause I can't make you love me
When you don't
When you don't, yeah

I'll close my eyes
'Cause then I don't see
The love you don't feel
When you're holding me

Morning will come
And I'll do what's right
Just give me till then
To give up this fight

And I will give up this fight

'Cause I can't make you love me
If you don't
You can't make your heart feel
Something that it won't
And even in the dark
These final hours
I will lay down my heart
I will feel the power
But you won't
No, you won't
'Cause I can't make you love me
When you don't
When you don't, ooh don't
You, when you don't, yeah, yeah


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"I Can't Make You Love Me" as written by Michael Reid Allen Shamblin

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    amirbeon September 02, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the start of the song is about her denial- she knows what is going on, however she does not want to accept it, however she realizes that it is time to accept that whoever she is singing about, doesn't love her, and she no longer wants them to lie to her or for them to put on an act, she wants to me told the truth instead of being patronized. The chorus is then also about how she knows that she can't make this man that she loves love her back, a lot of emotion is shown in the chorus through the lyrics used. When the lyrics "here in the dark, in these final hours, i will lay down my heart, and i will feel the powers, but you won't, no you won't" are sang, this is saying that accepting and confronting what she feels is really going to hurt her, however she feels it isn't going to hurt then one she loves as they don't love her back like she loves them. The final verses are also about how she doesn't want to accept what is going on, she wants to ignore it "i'll close my eyes, cause then i won't see" however, she knows that she has got to confront it and "do what's right" she knows she has got to "give up this fight" because she knows she can't force somebody in to loving her, and she no longer wants to feel that she is forcing somebody in to loving her because in the end no satisfaction or happiness comes from pretending somebody loves you when you know deep down that they do not.
    laurenamyon November 13, 2014   Link

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