I can’t make you love me

I’m the kind of person who will hear a song and, before it’s finished, be in tears. I believe that music and song is the language of the soul. So when I was watching SYTYCD a few weeks ago, the combination of the beautiful movement of dance with a heart-wrenchingly honest song just about did me in me in.

The song “I Can’t Make You Love Me”, originally by Bonnie Raitt, was performed by Adelle who was also deeply moved by this song. Before singing, she said,

“This is one of my favorite songs ever…I just think it’s incredibly moving. It makes me really really happy, and really really devastated and depressed at the same time…it makes me think of my fondest and best times of my life, and it makes me think of the worst as well.”

I’d have to agree. I really hope you enjoy the dance+song video, and can feel the emotional roller coaster of difficult decisions, heartbreak, and ultimately doing what’s right.

on repeat: Royals by Lorde

Let me be your ruler

you can call me

queen bee

and baby I’ll rule

let me live that fantasy.

PS- I also found a great cover of this song, by two cute girls who harmonize like it’s no one’s business. And… a dance!