Song Lyrics - I Can't Love Someone Like You Do

If you look at me again
I’m gonna’ have to ask you why
There’s a distance in your gaze
Like the fading mist of the morning sky

If you stay quiet like you do
I’m gonna’ have to ask you why
There’s a silence in your life
Like the end of a sad goodbye

“I love you more than you love me”
Yeah, there’s the answer to my questions
“I love you more than you love me”
Yeah, there’s the hint behind my rejections

It’s not true baby
It’s not true
You know I love you
I swear I do
But I can’t love someone like you do

If you believe what you just said
I’m gonna’ have to ask you why
There’s a fear in your voice
Like someone confronting a lie

If you leave me without a reason
I’m gonna’ have to ask you why
There’s a feeling in your words
Like the weariness of an unhappy sigh

“I love you more than you love me”
Yeah, there’s the answer to my questions
“I love you more than you love me”
Yeah, there’s the hint behind my rejections

It’s not true baby
It’s not true
You know I love you
I swear I do
But I can’t love someone like you do

If I give you more
Then I won’t be the man you love
If I give you more
Then I will lose what I’m made of
You don’t love me more than I love you
It’s just that I can’t love the way you do

“I love you more than you love me”
Yeah, there’s the answer to my questions
“I love you more than you love me”
Yeah, there’s the hint behind my rejections

It’s not true baby
It’s not true
You know I love you
I swear I do
But I can’t love someone like you do

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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

I would love to hear the melody for this- being a musician and having a natural ability for rhythm, I could match a melody to this. So, if you need some assistance with the musical writing of this song, let me know. CM

By the way I did enjoy these lyrics.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@CMCastro - feel free to give it a go... there is no music from my end... I'm primarily a lyricist even though I can play the piano fairly well (Elton John) and can strum a guitar.... plus I broke my finger recently! Arrgghh...it's all yours...


Marina Lester 5 years ago

Wow, the fates brought me this today. This is why we write, I needed this. Me and my boyfriend were up late with this issue just last night. We are so different, so... we seem to love differently. But a woman, indeed a man too can begin to feel inner poisons at work. It starts slowly, just a whisper at first dismissed. Then to turn into "Does he love me as I love him?" As my skin burns tonight while he sleeps next to me... I tell myself I don't need him to love me like I love him... but sometimes I think I do. We talked, he had some similar feelings. We both assure each other enough to try harder in the time after. We both love each other a lot, and I'm beginning to learn, like everything else that makes an individual, we love differently. This poem helps, to hear it from another man who has seen the same look I am sure sits in my eyes... THANK YOU!!! Love is a lot to do with how hard you'll work for it 'slave to love' and yet there is nothing so freeing. Thank you so much for the reassuring art for times like this. Thank you...


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hey Marina - I'm glad this helped you in your life... that vulnerability we wear when we fall in love seems to constantly need tending to. It's too bad we can't love someone in a confident manner; not in a "your lucky to have me" way but in a way that is light and breezy, because you know when you are feeling like that then people are drawn to you... including your lover. Men and women show their feelings differently. It's a fact and you have to trust it a bit. Maybe both of you are feeling vulnerable because you are both quality people who challenge each other... so when you "meet your match" in love it's a dual effort of assurance to the other...

The thing about a man is this: we pursue very aggresively then taper off because the pursuit is different than the relationship. Sometimes we cause future problems because the woman remembers that look in our eye when you first met... the eye of the tiger... once a man "catches his prey" he has a letdown. That's not to say it's right but it happens. Men need to learn to balance these things out and remember the woman needs what he gave her initially....


Marina Lester 5 years ago

Mmm, yes. I do actually know what you mean with the 'confidence' thing and how it affects the relationship. I was confident when he met me but then in delving deeper he found my insecurities that I am still in the progress of changing. But the times I made the switch I wanted to tell every woman in the world "Be confident! even if you have to fake it at first, he'll make you believe it in the end!" Then life happens all over again and I want to be reminded, instead of reminding him. ... You're right, I just have to trust more and be confident again. ... See? see what your writing is worth? :)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Marina - well it must be worth something because my Adsense earnings jumped from 32 cents to 97 cents in one day!

Hey... at least you're worried about the intensity of love as opposed to him being abusive. We have to try and let that kind of perspective soak in a bit in order to control our insecurities... I'm sure the guy loves you... why wouldn't he? And if he doesn't then it's not because there is something so deeply wrong with you. The thing you have to understand is that ya'll are so young... communicating with the opposite sex at your stage of life is something that everyone has to work through. There is no doubt about it.... the main thing is to be understanding about problems and let the little things go and not look for reassurance from each other in every moment. To expect a lover to spend their life telling you how great you are is either the height of arrogance or a sign of massive insecurities. Nobody can keep up that kind of pace so somehow we all have to learn how to live happily in those moments when we aren't hearing those words of love whispered into our ears....


Marina Lester 5 years ago

Wow, that is a big jump, that's awesome! :D I am very young, and I guess when I feel more like his best friend, as nice as it is, I want the other stuff too sometimes. I know he loves me, that I don't doubt. I guess I wonder which way he loves me... if you could understand, best friend or lover? A woman or a pal? And I know it has a lot to do with my youth, a craving for spontaneity and excitement. But I also know as I see people go through their circles of new love and see mine last, I have something extremely special. And I could NEVER replace it. And he does tell me and I know it's true, he goes nuts without me. Calls me on every brake he gets at work without expectations. ... I feel a bit silly in reflection. :S Thank you Poet. Now I will keep these words and your work is going to reach someone who hasn't even read it, chaining through me. I'll leave you alone now hehe to attend your many admirers and thank you so much, you seem a great guy who has many great moments to give a woman. I find logic is so seldomly a part of love, hehe. Stay well, thank you, it's nice to know you better.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Marina - yep I'm rolling now... when I get over a dollar I'll crack open a bottle of champagne to celebrate my arrival as a professional writer! Ha...

Don't worry about leaving me alone... I like the commentary. I'll always reply though it may not be right away. It sounds like you have a good thing so try to be secure with it.... young men can be a little love-dumb at times. But I'd say all those phone calls are the answer. You're obviously on his mind. Don't set the standard so high that he can't reach it.... Don't count the number of I Love You's. It's not about that...

Logic and love.. sounds like a hub...


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Pamela N Red 5 years ago from Oklahoma

Great song and true in many relationships.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Pamela - thank you and I think you're right about that... insecurity can cause havoc....

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