PoeticaL
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I can't make you love me

Friday, Apr. 05, 2002
Back when this song was popular it made me cry every time I heard it because it made me think of Branden. Now I hear it and cry because it makes me think of "him". Perhaps I shouldn’t love guys with names that start with B? I just thought of something….my husband’s name starts with B too. Something I never thought of before. Men always seem to like me enough that they hang around long enough that I love them, then they say they can’t or don’t love me….then they’re gone. The big loves of my life…the ones I loved inside out, left me twisted for life.


I Can't Make You Love Me

Turn down the lights, turn down the bed
Turn down these voices inside my head
Lay down with me, tell me no lies
Just hold me close, don't patronize - don't patronize me

Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark, in these lonely hours
I will lay down my heart and I'll feel the power
But you won't, no you won't
'Cause I can't make you love me, if you don't

I'll close my eyes, then I won't see
The love you don't feel when you're holding me
Morning will come and I'll do what's right
Just give me till then to give up this fight
And I will give up this fight
Cause I can't make you love me if you don't
You can't make your heart feel something it won't
Here in the dark, in these lonely hours
I will lay down my heart and I'll feel the power
But you won't, no you won't
'Cause I can't make you love me, if you don't

-Bonnie Raitt
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