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Song Lyrics - I Want to Love You (But I Know I Don't)

Updated on December 3, 2011

I want to love you
But I don’t
It makes so much sense
You and me
I want to love you
But I don’t

I know you love me
And it hurts so bad
I want to love you
Like you love me
But I don’t baby
I don’t

You deserve more
You deserve the real thing
You deserve the thrill
But that’s not me
And that’s not us

I’m sorry
I know I came on strong
Now I’m leaving
And you don’t know why
I can’t explain a feeling
I just know how I feel
And there’s no use for me to try

I want to love you
But I don’t
It made so much sense
You and me
I wanted to love you
But now I don’t

You need my love
And I need yours too
But I don’t have the feeling
Even though I wish I did
I want to love you baby
But I don’t
No I don’t

Someday I may be sorry
And I know all about regret
But today is not that day
Today is just something to forget


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      Terry Chestnutt 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      What a killer punch line at the end! It almost made me chuckle. Very poignant. Thanks.

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      Teylina 6 years ago

      SP, honeychile, no wonder you need that break! Emotional turmoil is so touching, so sad. But you put it, as usual, in a beautifully, connecting way. I used to fall back on 2 outta 3 ain't bad, but I really like this honesty! Take care.

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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @kimberlyslyrics - Thank you. It's supposed to make you feel the pain of wanting to be with someone but not be able to make it happen all the way... and maybe the attempt to convince yourself that you don't love them...

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      kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago


      I felt it all the way through and through

      voted way up and sideways

      thank you


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      Mark Lecuona 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @V - Yes it is sad... the man cannot be there for her and it hurts him. Thank you for reading again!

      @brandasaur - Yes... you read it closely didn't you? You have hit somewhat close to the "mark" (my name) on this. It's almost like the man is trying to convince himself not to act on passion and love and just use his head.... Thank you!

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      brandasaur 6 years ago from Planet X

      I see in this poem that there's problem within the partner or in you. Maybe she has a family already or you do have.

      But anyway, thank you for sharing Hub! I know there's really that kind of love story. Like you both love each other so much, but you can't be together because there's someone out there that will be hurt for sure!

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      V Qisya 6 years ago

      Very sad but beautifully written. I love it! Thanks for sharing ;D