I don't want a lover
I just need a friend
I don't want a lover
I just need a friend

You can't just leave me
To face life on my own
I know you don't love me no more
I knew this day it would come
Even when it cuts so deep
It's true, I still want you
But the harder I try
The more I seem to lose

I don't want a lover
I just need a friend
I've had time to recover
Now that I know it wasn't love

It's always a different story
When it's me who's in the wrong
But you can't have it all
'Cause I'm the one who's strong
I've already been burnt before
Once but never again
I know the time will come
That's when you'll need me then

I don't want a lover
I just need a friend
I've had time to recover
Now that I know it wasn't love

I don't want a lover
I just need a prayer
I know you never cared
Now that I know it wasn't love

You don't even care about what I'm saying
You don't even think what you're doing
All you see is what you want it to be
But in there, there's just no room for me

I don't want a lover
I just need a friend
I've had time to recover
Now that I know it wasn't love

You don't even care about what I'm saying
You don't even think what you're doing
All you see is what you want it to be
There's just no room there for me

I don't want a lover
I just need a friend
I've had time to recover
Now that I know it wasn't love

Now that I know (I don't want a lover)
(I just need a prayer) Now that I know
(I know you never cared) It wasn't love, no
(Now that I know it wasn't love)

Now that I know, yeah
Now that I know
Yeah, I know it wasn't love
No, it wasn't love


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    This song is a classic! I love it, although the lyics could be taken a few different ways. I relate to it because I used to be in love with someone (unrequited), then went away for a year, and when I came back I felt so much stronger and wasn't about to let that person step all over me anymore. Very empowering!

    indiainkskyon December 24, 2006   Link
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    I agree with indiainksky that this song is about unrequited love. To me it's about learning about yourself and coming back stronger. It's a powerful song that says yes, i was hurt but having had time to reflect and get over you, i am back and stronger for the experience.

    SouthendDaveon April 29, 2007   Link

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