I need love, love to ease my mind
I need to find, find someone to call mine
But mama said you can't hurry love
No you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take
You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
You gotta trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes
But how many heartaches must I stand
Before I find a love to let me live again
Right now the only thing that keeps me hanging on
When I feel my strength, yeah, it's almost gone
I remember mama said

You can't hurry love
No you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take
How long must I wait how much more can I take
Before loneliness will 'cause my heart, heart to break?
No, I can't bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that I, I can't go on
These precious words keeps me hanging on
I remember mama said

Can't hurry love
No you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take

You can't hurry love
No you just have to wait
She said trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

No love, love don't come easy
But I keep on waiting, anticipating for that
Soft voice to talk to me at night
For some tender arms to hold me tight
I keep waiting; I keep on waiting
But it ain't easy, it ain't easy when mama said

You can't hurry love no
You just have to wait
She said trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don't come easy
It's a game of give and take
You can't hurry love
No, you can't


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"You Can't Hurry Love" as written by Lamont Dozier Brian Holland

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song has a special meaning for me, because right now I'm learning the lesson it's teaching the hard way. You can't go rush out and find someone to love right away. You have to be patient and wait for the right one to come along.
    Amaya-chanon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGod I love this song. It's just about keeping calm and just waiting for love to come your way. We all want love, but we can't just rush out and get it as much as we want it to do. It won't happen like that. It happens when you least expect it and who you least expect.

    Actually a memory I have of this song is actually a little contradictory. I was driving to work and had just gotten off the phone w/ a guy I like, but I didn't really realize it then...but as I was driving, thsi song came on, I began to sing along and just as the chorus hit, it hit me that I liked him. It was an amazing feeling.
    Flutter49on March 12, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentsuch a cute song:) fav supremes
    pinkaspinksarahon March 22, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentbeautiful song.
    supermariaaaaaon June 10, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentdef. identify with this one right now.
    bouncehoperon April 16, 2007   Link

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