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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 final 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



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    bobzillaApr 25, 2008 at 3:28 pm
    One of the most heartbreaking love songs ever. She is saying goodbye "here in the dark in these final hours" to someone she loves; someone who didn't return her love. She is honestly accepting a heartbreak and a goodbye, honestly accepting the pain, trading everything--even her dignity--for one last night.
    If you understand this song, you probably won't be able to hear it without crying.
    Bonnie Raitt performed this song in a concert to say goodbye to Don Kirschner when he died. She's got courage.

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