The Love I Never Had Lyrics

by Mary J Blige

You know sometimes
There come a time in your life when
You love something, you have to let it go
And even though you might feel there's still something there
You have to wake up, stop livin' 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, stop living in a dream
Yes, I better wake up 'cause I can't lose the love I never had
So I better wake up, as painful as it seems
Yes I better wake up, I can not 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, oh
I got to laugh to keep from crying, yeah
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, stop living in a dream
Yes, I better wake up 'cause I can't lose the love I never had
So I better wake up, as painful as it seems
Yes I better wake up, I can not 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, my man
So I better wake up, stop living in a dream
Yes, I better wake up 'cause I can't lose the love I never had
So I better wake up, as painful as it seems
Yes I better wake up, I can not lose the love I never had

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

Ohh
All the times I've cried it made me realize that I was holding on to 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 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
Oh, do do do
Baby, baby, baby I can't live with you
And I doubt you will see things clearly
Before it's too late, yeah
Oh you hurt me so, you hurt me so
Love that I, that I, never had
I can't lose, I can't lose
I can not lose, I can not lose
Oh, I can't lose a love I never had