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Bonnie Raitt – I Can't Make You Love Me lyrics

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 that 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 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



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    bobzilla
    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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