Lyrics Post: “I Can’t Make You Love Me”, Bonnie Raitt

This song, over and over in my head, in my ears this last weekend…seeping in, soaking me up, into every crevice, cathartic…I think…or wallowing…not sure…but it felt like, feels like…progress…

“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.

[Chorus:]
‘Cuz 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.
‘Cuz 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.

[Chorus]

Originally Performed by Bonnie Raitt
Writer(s): Michael Reid, Shamblin James Allen

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