Now, I don't wanna lose you
But I don't wanna use you just to have somebody by my side
And I don't wanna hate you
I don't wanna take you, but I don't wanna be the one to cry

And I don't really matter to anyone anymore
But like a fool, I keep losing my place
And I keep seeing you walk through that door

But there's a danger in loving somebody too much
And it's sad when you know it's your heart you can't trust
There's a reason why people don't stay where they are
Baby, sometimes love just ain't enough

Now, I could never change you
I don't wanna blame you
Baby, you don't have to take the fall
Yes, I may have hurt you
But I did not desert you
Maybe I just wanna have it all

It makes a sound like thunder
It makes me feel like rain
And like a fool who will never see the truth
I keep thinking something's gonna change

But there's a danger in loving somebody too much
And it's sad when you know it's your heart you can't trust
There's a reason why people don't stay where they are
Baby, sometimes love just ain't enough

And there's no way home
When it's late at night and you're all alone
Are there things that you wanted to say
And do you feel me beside you in your bed
There beside you where I used to lay

And there's a danger in loving somebody too much
And it's sad when you know it's your heart they can't touch
There's a reason why people don't stay who they are
Baby, sometimes love just ain't enough
Baby, sometimes love
It just ain't enough
Oh, no, no


Lyrics submitted by Novartza, edited by DJBogarth

Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough Lyrics as written by Patty Smyth Glen Burtnik

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  • +1
    General CommentJust to clarify, this song is by Patti Smyth w/ Don Henley, lead singer of 80's band Scandal ("the warrior") not Patti Smith as it is listed!
    silent eulogyon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its more of cowardice. The girl..she doesn't want to use him...she doesn't want to be lonely but she doesn't want to stay with him just to have him by her side. But she doesn't want to be the one to end it...she doesn't want to be the one who cries because its over. And shes confused...her makes her confused. She can't trust her own emotions cause shes not sure what they mean or whats real. The guys part is a bit different than the girls. His reasons seem to be a bit different than hers. He knows he hurt her, but he didn't end it...he stayed with her because he thought it was the best thing for her. The weakest reason a man has for hurting a woman is due to that they DON'T want to hurt them. Like a bandaid, they should be removed swiftly...not little by little. But he's hopeful...he thinks maybe one day they will wake up and it will all be alright again. But in the end, they leave each other...and theres no way to go backwards. You can't go back to first base once you've made it to third without going around again. But above all...just to love each other, even with your entire being, is not enough to make something last.
    worstenemyon August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*sigh*
    Silverleaon March 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthys is suSh a fabulous soOg. it perfectlycaptures the feElings ow two pe_ple who1love eaCh other but just can't make it gork. i'ge loved1this so~g ever since i tas litt}e, even though then i didn't understand all the emotions behind it.
    sweetkakes419on July 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this song definetely has some strong emotions behind it. Two people love each other so much but things just can't work out between them no matter what...maybe distance got in the way or something like that..who knows....This was me and my ex's break up song though :'(
    woodendogzon April 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song...it's so sad.
    allenegirlon June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just broke up with my boyfreind of two and a half years, with whom at one point I was all but engaged, anyway him and I were sitting at the park in his truck and this song came on the raido, I had always loved it but didn't know who sang it or really remember the words enough to get a copy of it, but as I was sitting there with him I realized it was exactly what was happening to him and I, and when things were going bad between us, I'd listen to it for hours on end and still do even though its just been a few days since the break up. Its pretty much two people that love each other but it can just never seem to work no matter what they do. I think this is about the best break up song for the end of relatioships that are not a I-hate-your-guts ending break up.
    MayorMenleyon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti sang this to my ex before we got together because he really liked me i knew it wouldnt work and when we broke up i sang it again.i just knew the relationship was doomed to start with.
    forsakenangel25on July 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my all time favorites.
    SageSoulon September 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentemotions..
    so sad..
    but why still continue being in a relationship if it isn't growing anymore....
    its just being to comfortable or just being complacent to be in it..
    yes, you keep on figthing to bring back the fire...but there's always reasons...second chances...third attempts....

    HIstory is there...but there is also part in that history that can never be mend..the broken trust....and its really sad to know that its your heart you can't trust
    and sometimes love just ain't enough.......


    Sometmes we just need to stand on our own..maybe we don't understand it for now..but eventually we would..
    justsharing(:on June 20, 2013   Link

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