Lying in my bed again
And I cry 'cause you're not here
Crying in my head again
And I know that it's not clear

Put your hands, put your hands
Inside my face and see that it's just you
But it's bad and it's mad
And it's making me sad
Because I can't be with you

Be with you, be with you
Be with you, be with you
Be with you, be with you
Baby, I can't be with you

Thinking back on how things were
And on how we loved so well
I wanted to be the mother of your child
And now it's just farewell

Put your hands in my hands
And come with me
We'll find another end
And my head, and my head
On anyone's shoulder
'Cause I can't be with you

Be with you, be with you
Be with you, be with you
Be with you, be with you
Baby, I can't be with you

'Cause you're not here, you're not here
Baby, I can't be with you
'Cause you're not here, you're not here
Baby, still in love with you

Still in love with you
Uh-uh-uh-uh
When I'm still in love with you
Na, na, na, na
Still in love with you
Uh-uh-uh-uh
When I'm still in love with you
Na na na na
Still in love with you
Uh-uh-uh-uh
When I'm still in love with you


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I Can't Be with You Lyrics as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan Noel Anthony Hogan

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment

    no one has offered a meaning to the song yet, and it's pretty easy/clear: she is in love with someone, and for some amicable reason, that person isn't there and she can't get over it. but that's just me.

    dontyouaskmeon May 29, 2007   Link
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    Lying in my bed again And i cry cos' you're not here Crying in my head again And I know that it's not clear Put your hands, Put your hands Inside my face and see that's it's just you But it's bad and it's mad And it's making me sad Because I can't be with you

    Baby I Can't Be With You

    Thinking back on how things were And how we loved so well I wanted to be the mother Of your child and now it's just farewell

    Put your hands in my hands And come with me, We'll find another end And my head , and my head On anyone's shoulder Cause I can't be with you

    Baby I can't be with you

    Cause you're not here, you're not here Baby I can't be with you Cause you're not here, you're not here And baby I'm still in love with you

    kahramanferdion January 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    My favorite song from cranberries , it's awesome ... if u like this song , defenitely check out YOU AND ME

    kasra333on January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    k the complete correct lyrics are :

    Lying in my bed again, And i cry 'cause your not here Crying in my head again, And I know that it's not clear

    Put your hands,put your hands, Inside my face and see that it's just you. But it's bad and it's mad and it's making me sad, Because I can't be with you.

    Be with you. Be with you. Be with you. Be with you. Be with you,be with you,baby, I can't be with you.

    Thinking back on how things were, And on how we loved so well. I wanted to be the mother of your child, And now it's just farwell.

    Put your hands in my hands, And come with me,we'll find another end. And my head,and my head on anyone's shoulder, 'Cause I can't be with you.

    Be with you. Be with you. Be with you. Be with you. Be with you,be with you,baby, I can't be with you.

    'Cause your not here,your not here, Baby,I can't be with you. 'Cause your not here,your not here, Baby, still in love with you.

    Still in love with you. Still in love with you. Still in love with you. Still in love with you. Still in love with you. Still in love with you.

    its a totally awesome song, i LOVE it

    Bubblezon February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    On the "Best of DVD" Dolores said "I was pragnant and I had no idea for songs 5 month. But then afte 5 or 6 month suddenly all of my ideas came into my head." I think, that the child, that is in the video is her first child.

    wagon March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    old feelings,. not getting over someone, wanting someone back, still loving someone.

    Susseon August 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Well maybe its about a partner that died before they could have children, hence that they cant be together

    Ladygonecrazyon May 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    To me this is about a long distance relationship between to countries and the two people are realiseing that no matter what they do they can't be with each other. It's as simple as that

    TheNorwoodon August 09, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    This is my favorite CranBs song...feels like romantisized love lost and wanting w all the torch bearing stuff...discalsed suffering w a dash of Irish Catholicness...probably would be even better (if possible) if all or part of this song were sung by D O'R in Gaelic...but the thing I like most about this song is the rippin lead that Noel lays down (starts about 2:14 and then is just huge after that...great structure and composition),,,it sounds like a dirty ole Strat...anybody know for sure?

    Kazimiron October 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    One of their best in my opinion. Love this song. It's blatantly clear what the song is about, About loving someone whom you cannot be with and it tears you up inside; whether it is unrequited love or someone that you had once had a relationship with, the pain is slowly creeping on you and you don't know what to do about it.

    The Withered Graveon April 06, 2015   Link

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