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You Can't Resist It Lyrics Meanings
by Lyle Lovett

Rock
2007
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You Can't Resist It Lyrics

She was old enough
To know better
And she was strong enough
To be true
And she was hard enough
To know whether
He was smart enough
To know what to do

And you can't resist it
When it happens to you
No you can't resist it
When it happens to you

And you can tell your story
And you can swear it's true
But you can save your lying
For some other fool And you can't resist it
When it happens to you
No you can't resist it
When it happens to you

She was old enough
To know better
And she was strong enough
To be true
And she was hard enough
To know whether
He was smart enough
To know what to do

And you can't resist it
When it happens to you
No you can't resist it
When it happens to you
And you can't resist it
When it happens to you
No you can't resist it
When it happens to you

Writer(s): LYLE PEARCE LOVETT
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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I first thought this was along the lines of an "older woman seduces willing young man" theme (think of Rod Stewart's "Maggie May") -- but now consider it more likely a song about betrayal. The singer's girlfriend has a fling with another man, and that guy very possibly is a friend of the singer. In the first two verses he chastises his girl directly. In the final verse he seems to take a step further by implying she selected a guy who also should have known better, but she knew he would be too weak (i.e., not smart) to refuse her advance. This is the singer's (male) point of view of course. We don't know if the friend came on to the girlfriend, or vice-versa, or simultaneous kaboom. More verses would have been great to help find out.

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