Turn down the lights
Turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me
Tell me no lies
Just hold me close
Don't patronize me, don't patronize me

'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark in these final hours
I will lay down my heart if I feel the power
But you don't, no, you don't

'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
If you don't, no, you won't

I'll close my eyes, then I won'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 till then to give up this fight
And I'll give up this fight

'Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
I can't make your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark in these final hours
I will lay down my heart if I feel the power
But you don't, no, you don't

I can't make you love me if you don't
If you don't
No, you know you won't

I found love darling
I found love darling
I found love darling, baby darling
I found love darling, yeah
I found love darling, darling, darling
Love in the nick of time

I found love darling, yeah
Love in the nick of time


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I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick of Time song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentSo painful to listen...
    gabrieljnon March 18, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThe song is essentially about couple, a pair of lovers. One is still madly in love with the other, while the other doesn't love them in return. The one still in love can see this and knows their love is coming to an end but holds on just for another small moment, knowing they will have to give up this fight, as love isn't worth it and isn't real, if the other person isn't in love as well.

    So sad.
    lakelleheon February 25, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust heard this on Jimmy Fallon, pretty epic stuff.
    Dawgman8on June 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat's "NICK of time"
    Winternoiseon September 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a fantastic song i really enjoy this songs and most interesting of this song is lyrics of this song were very heart touching mazapoint.com/category/…">love facebook status
    jaanpon May 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. but i also feel like it has something to do with his other song skinny love
    ilovelaneon February 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKills me every time I hear it, and sadly this is exactly how I'm feeling right now so I can totally relate to the lyrics. Sometimes love just isn't enough when the other person's feelings have faded. The worst part is dealing with your own thoughts and emotions, wondering if you could have done more to make them stay.
    Salt23on June 22, 2014   Link

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