There you were freaking out
Trying to get your head around the fact that me and you and love is dead
See how I'm trippin' out
'Cause you can't decide
What you really want from me

Why does it have to be like this
I can never tell
'Cause you make me love you, love you, baby

You make love you, love you, baby
With a little "L"
Why does it have to be like this
I can never tell

You make love you, love you, baby
With a little "L"
Why does it have to be like this
I can never tell

Seems like you're
Stepping on the pieces
Of my broken shell
'Cause you make me love you, love you

You're playing so hard to get
You're making me sweat
Just to hold your attention
I can't give you nothin' more
If you ain't givin' nothin' to me
Love you, don't you know that, with a little "L"

Why does it have to be like this
I can never tell
You make me love you, love you, baby
With a little "L"

You make love you, love you, baby
With a little "L"

You make love you, love you, baby
With a little "L"
Why does it have to be like this
I can never tell

You make love you, love you, baby
With a little "L"
Why does it have to be like this
I can never tell

Seems like you're
Stepping on the pieces
Of my broken shell
'Cause you make me love you, love you
With a little "L", you know
That's the way you make me love you, yeah

You make love you with a little "L"
That's what you do
You make love you with a little "L"
That's what you do

You make love you, yeah
You make love you with a little "L"


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  • +2
    My Interpretation

    The song appears to be about a couple who are not getting along too well a the moment. This may have happened due to one or both persons in the relationship changing; people are always changing and the person you may have started a relationship with may not the be the same person you end the relationship with. You begin to notice things about the person you've never picked up on before and you begin to lose interest and love each other a little less as time goes by (which is part of the reason why the woman Jay speaks of in the 2nd verse can't believe that their love diminished before they noticed its deterioration).

    This song particularly hits home for me since I've been through a similar situation. Both he and I changed and these changes didn't help with our relationship. We became less compatible. We both changed for the better and we both still have feelings for each other, but our love was no where near the capacity of what it used to be. To put in Jay's terms, our Love (with a large L) deflated to just love (with a little L), into a shadow of what it once was. And of course, Jay succinctly captures this unfortunate circumstance within his song.

    Chrystenaon April 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i didn't get this until i said to myself 'i love you with a BIG L'! and then it all made sense... :P this girl's been loving him with a little l so it only makes sense to return the love with a little l.

    davinaon February 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    jamiroquai are pure genius... putting two claps in between the lines

    Why does it have to be like this clap clap I can never tell

    and between the lines

    'Cos you make me love you, love you, baby clap clap With a little "l"

    ...genius

    liv85on October 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    To me the meaning of this song has always been clear, and I like to listen to it sometimes when I have a fight with my gf. I really love her but because of how she acts sometimes she really makes me love her with a little l. I can give so much more in life, it's just that she doesn't even know hot to get a piece of whats best in me and in the world...

    theniceoneon December 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    FIRST ONE TO COMMENT ON ANY JAMIROQUAI AND LET ME JSUT SAY THAT THEY ARE MY FAVORITE, AND I AM THEIR BIGGEST FAN, JASON KAY I LOVE YOU!!!! this song is f*ckin tyte though!!!!

    starfish01on January 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    yeah that's what i think too davina "this girl's been loving him with a little l so it only makes sense to return the love with a little l." I like jamiroquai allot, go jay!

    Aerobabeon June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    They got anything else in the pipeline? Their last release was pretty cool, or so I remember. Love Foolosophy, possibly one of my favourite songs so far this year.

    Bobo192on June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Try their earlier stuff, its much better than this IMHO.

    Begdisaon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i'm sorry, but i'll have to disagree with everybody's interpretation. I believe this song is not about love, but actually being out of love. "little L" is what is keeping these two people together. "L" is leaf or marijuana. but thats just me. BTW, Jamiroquai r0x

    carbon_based_lifeon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    The best part about this song is the crazy synth sound that happens in the middle. Its so catchy and comes in at exactly the right time.

    Kaguthon January 19, 2005   Link

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