What does I Can't Love You Back mean?

Easton Corbin: I Can't Love You Back Meaning

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I Can't Love You Back Lyrics

I can love you in the morning
I can love you all day
I can love you even more when I get home
I can love you every second
to the ends of the earth
Where needing you's the only thing that's on
my broken one track mind

Girl, I...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 21st 2011 !⃝

    I agree with the person that's two ahead of me. It clearly shows her almost getting hit by a truck. So I think he's saying he loves her with all his heart. He just can't bring her back to him.


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    Feb 10th 2011 !⃝

    The woman he was in love with died, and even though he's still in love with her, he can't love her back [to life]. :(


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    Jan 22nd 2011 !⃝

    She died in a car accident and he can love her a million ways, but he can't love her back to life.

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2017 !⃝

    Before i watched this vido i was wouldering what he meant when he said i cant love you back and i keep saying to myself.you can love someone back if they love you.Then i seen the vido and it made a lot made sense.its about a couple and she goes out for a while and gets hit by a car.He loves her so much but he cant love her back to life.thank god for the vido or alot of people would be song confused about this song.

  5. anonymous
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    May 3rd 2016 !⃝

    I feel like it means that, whether she died ir just left him, he can love her with all hi heart and a thousand different ways, but ge cant love her back into his arms

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 7th 2015 !⃝

    The interpretation that she died is most likely what is intended but I prefer the version of unrequited love. I don't think true love ends at death for either person so that blemished the video interpretation for me. What I hear and relate with is that he is in love with a girl but she does not love him. I can love a girl with all my heart and do everything I can but if she does not love me then I cannot love her back.

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 1st 2013 !⃝

    The interpretation of the song made sense to me the first time i heard it because my father passed away 4 months ago and listening to the words, that was how i feel about him. so yes, i think the song is about the death of not just a girl but loving and losing SOMEONE but not being able to love them enough to bring them back.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 24th 2012 !⃝

    I think it means that he loves her, but for some reason when he has her he just can't love her back. You know that feeling when you want someone but as soon as you have them you don't love them back. Then when you don't have them anymore you love them again. I've never seen the video but that's just how I take the song.

  9. anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2012 !⃝

    I don't think song has anything to do with death.nothing at all...I think that songs meaning is about him saying he can't love her back because he is married and not free to love her the way he wants to.. He is wearing a gold wedding band.. He is saying he can't love her back no matter how much he loved her until he decides to do something and changes his situation and proves to her that she is the one he loves and makes and does everything he possibly can so that he could love her back~ Freely and without anybody having to say anything as they are both free and available to love and do what two free people are able to do to enjoy life with each other with nobody or any obstacles between them.. That's what the song means...

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 16th 2012 !⃝

    I personally think that this song has a different meaning to everybody that hears it. Its one of those songs that can fit different peoples different situation. For me personally when I hear this song I think of my ex. Me and him can absolutely not be together. We both still love eachother a lot. But HE CANT be with me. He loves me in every way imaginable, and it drives us both crazy. But no matter how much he loves me, it will never be enough to bring me back. The circumstances are very complicated. So for me this song means that the guy loves this girl so very much,he loves her with all his heart, every way imaginable and it almost drives him to point of going crazy. But he knows no matter what he does it wont change the way things really are, like he sais in the song. Its a heartbreaking song. Thats just my take on it. But people should feel free to interpret this song differently for their situation.

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 9th 2012 !⃝

    Have you ever had someone say "I love you" and you say "I love you back"? Think "back at ya babe". It's got nothing to do with "back to life". Whether it be because she died or left him he can never love her back because in order to love someone back you have to be loved first. Songs all have different meanings to different people and the video is just one of Easton's thoughts on the lyrics.

  12. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2011 !⃝

    She's gone, whether it be by death or her leaving him, and he can't get her back, no matter how much he loves her.

  13. anonymous
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    Aug 27th 2011 !⃝

    Who is the chick that stars in that video? She's a beaut.

  14. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2011 !⃝

    Most of you are wrong...It means, she's not around to love him anymore, so he loves her ALL those other ways, but he can't love her back, due to the fact she can't love him. Understand? When someone loves you...you can love them back......

  15. anonymous
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    Jun 15th 2011 !⃝

    ok so just saying to all the people that have the idea that she didnt became late because she stopped to look back, no, she was still on time with it and if you watch the video carefully it shows her looking back in the rewind. it is all how you interpret the lyrics. that is why he is such a great artist because he not only writes songs about one thing, but about an open subject and speaks to everyone in their own way. just stop trying to figure it out and listen to the song. it is amazing.

  16. anonymous
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    Jun 10th 2011 !⃝

    This song tells the story of a singer who lost the love of his life at an early age. He still loves her, and thinks about her all the time, but all the love in his heart, all the love in the world, can't bring her back to him. He can't love her back into this world, so he sits alone and sings about his grief with a "broken, one-track" mind.

  17. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2011 !⃝

    I think of it in two diffrent ways, 1st, She left him and He loves her with all hes got. But sence shes not their he can't love her back. Cuz, she never said i love you. And the 2nd, Is she died and he cannot bring her back. Like,he said I love you so much. Well, she is not their to say i love you to. And for that, He can't love her back. I think it could go with two different videos.

  18. anonymous
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    Jun 5th 2011 !⃝

    I love this song .....it's about this man can't love the woman back to life after she got hit by a truck it kinda reminds me of my life I tank

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