MARY J. BLIGE lyrics - The Love I Never Had

MARY J. BLIGE
"The Love I Never Had"
(Mary J. Blige / James Harris III / Terry Lewis / James "Big Jim" Wright)

You know sometimes there come a time in your life
When you love something you got to let it go
And even though you might feel there's still something there
You have to wake up
Stop leaving in a dream 'cause it's over now
You got to think about you

I have always wondered why
Why I can't live without you babe
And I'm longing to be your lady
I understand that you are leaving
Please don't leave here without me baby
'Cause I think I might go insane

'Cause everybody needs someone to love
And I know that it's true
And I know that it's you
I don't understand why you can't be my man
So I better wake up
And stop living in a dream
Yes I better wake up
'Cause I can't lose the love I never had
Yeah I better wake up
As painful as it seems
Yes I better wake up
I cannot lose the love I never had

Every time I close my eyes
I see visions of you and I
Sharing love of a special kind
I got to laugh to keep from crying
To hide all the pain inside
'Cause I can't get you off my mind

'Cause everybody needs someone to love
And I know that it's true
And I know that it's you
I don't understand why you can't be my man
So I better wake up
And stop living in a dream
Yes I better wake up
'Cause I can't lose the love I never had
Yeah I better wake up
As painful as it seems
Yes I better wake up
I cannot lose the love I never had

Oh, it made me realize
I don't want to live apart
But you don't know how hard I tried
What do I have to lose?
Oh, I think a little bit more than you
And I doubt that you will see things
Clearly before it's too late

'Cause everybody needs someone to love
And I know that it's true
And I know that it's you
I don't understand why you can't be my man
So I better wake up
And stop living in a dream
Yes I better wake up
'Cause I can't lose the love I never had
Yeah I better wake up
As painful as it seems
Yes I better wake up
I cannot lose the love I never had

I never had, never had, never had
Break it down, break it down

All the times I've cried
It made me realize
That I was only living a lie
But you don't know how hard I tried
To make sure you were satisfied yeah
'Cause I thought you were only mine
And I doubt if you will see things clearly
Before it's too late, too late, too late

I don't understand why you can't be my man
Oh everybody needs somebody to love
Everybody needs somebody yeah
Baby, baby, baby I can't live with you
And I doubt that you will see things clearly
Before it's too late, yeah
Oh you hurt me so, you hurt me so
I can't lose, I can't lose
I can not lose, I can not lose
I can't lose the love I never had
Ohhhh Oh oh