Can't Have You

Album: A Little Bit Longer (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • The brothers' agent P.J. Bianco wrote this broken-hearted ballad together with Nick Jonas. Bianco also has a writing credit for "When You Look Me In The Eyes."

Comments: 5

  • Cpjb from North AlabamaIn reply to marama…
    They’re probably thinking of “The Invasion” with Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman

    But it was actually Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio about falling asleep to dream in connection with others and seeing a projection of his wife and possibly ending up in limbo with her again. The lyrics “I don’t wanna fall asleep, I don’t know if I’ll get up” is how he’s afraid he’ll be stuck in the dream instead of reality. “And I don’t wanna cause a scene, but I’m dying without your love” this part, I believe, is about when they have a plan to put an idea into someone else’s mind, and his memories with her causes projections that will disturb the plan (like a train in the middle of a city). “I’m begging to hear your voice, and tell me you love me too” this is because she had passed away, and the only way he can see her is when he dreams. There’s plenty of other references throughout the song but these are the main ones. Rewatch the movie if you haven’t seen it in a while (or at all) and then listen to the song afterwards.

    It would make sense how the titles of these movies would be confused though!
  • Elliott from Franklin, TnNormally I can't stand the Jonas Brothers but I have to admit I kinda like this song.
  • Marama from Christchurch, New ZealandInspired by a Daniel Craig and... Nicole Kidman(?) movie which I cannot recall the name of.
  • Emily from Winfield, KsBest song EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE! Well actually, its Love is on it's Way, by the Jonas Brothers but this is a super close second
  • Rosalie from New York, NyThis song is about the Jonas brothers' past girlfriends.
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