“I Can’t Make U Love Me” Lyrics by Prince

I Can't Make U Love Me Lyrics by Prince

“I Can’t Make U Love Me” is the song on the album “Emancipation“. It was released in 1996. The song tells the story of a woman who is trying to convince a man to love her. The woman’s temper is unpredictable, as she is not able to control her emotions. She becomes jealous and sends the man into a frenzy. The man tries to escape from the woman by going on a date with another woman, but the woman tracks him down and convinces him to stay.

Song TitleI Can’t Make U Love Me
Released1996
ArtistPrince
GenreElectronic dance music, R&B/Soul, Pop, Hip-Hop/Rap
LanguageEnglish
AlbumEmancipation
Music LabelNPG Records

“I Can’t Make U Love Me” by Prince 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
I can’t make your heart feel something it won’t
Here in the dark, in these final hours

I will lay down my heart (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

Do you?
Do you love me?
Look at me

I’ll close my eyes, then I won’t see
The love you don’t feel, when you’re holding me (Hold me)
Morning will come and I’ll do what’s right (Do it right) [Repeat: x2]
Just give me ’til then to give up this fight
And I will, I will give up this fight
Oh, yes I will

Cause I can’t make you love me if you don’t
I can’t make your heart feel something it won’t
Ah, don’t you know here in the dark, in the dark baby, these final hours (Here in the dark)
I will lay down my heart (my heart) and I’ll feel the power, oh yes I will
But you won’t
Tell me why, tell me why you don’t?

Come here, baby
(I can’t make your heart feel something it won’t)

Talk to me, tell me where you want to be kissed
Talk to me, tell me how you want me to do this
In this bedroom/church, you can guess the offering

I offer you (My heart)
I offer you sexual relations (But you won’t)
But you won’t (you won’t)
Tell me what’s up baby?

Am I moving too fast?
Not only do I want to be the first, I want to be the last, the last
Is that so bad?
I, I want to, you know

I want to, I want to, I want to make you love me
(Do you love me?)
Come on baby, you can take it (My heart) (Come on and take it)
It’s real love, I want to make it (I wanna)

But you won’t love me, love me (But you won’t)
You won’t love me, baby
What’s a man to do?
What is this man gonna do?

I can’t make you love me if you don’t
I want you to (love me) love me
I need you to (kiss me, yeah)
Oh darlin’ (Love me)

Love me [Repeat: x5]

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 between your thighs
(I can’t make you love me)

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