Like I Can

Album: In the Lonely Hour (2014)
Charted: 9 99

Songfacts®:

  • This song was inspired by Oleta Adams' "Get Here." Smith told 4Music: "I used that same format with the list of ways that he will never love you like I can."
  • Many of the songs on In The Lonely Hour were penned by Smith about his unrequited love for another man. He told The Sun: "I was the only one in the relationship. We never even kissed, nothing ever happened. He highlighted something about myself - that I was really lonely. I'd never been in a relationship before and that was starting to affect me."
  • The black-and-white music video, directed by Sophie Muller (Gwen Stefani, Beyonce, Ellie Goulding), shows Smith with a bunch of guys at a bachelor party.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

CommercialsFact or Fiction

Was "Ring Of Fire" really used to sell hemorrhoid cream?

Bryan AdamsSongwriter Interviews

What's the deal with "Summer of '69"? Bryan explains what the song is really about, and shares more of his songwriting insights.

Lou Gramm - "Waiting For A Girl Like You"They're Playing My Song

Gramm co-wrote this gorgeous ballad and delivered an inspired vocal, but the song was the beginning of the end of his time with Foreigner.

Movie Stars In Music VideosSong Writing

Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and John Malkovich are just a few of the film stars who have moonlighted in music videos.

Christopher CrossSongwriter Interviews

The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.

Verdine White of Earth, Wind & FireSongwriter Interviews

The longtime bassist of Earth, Wind & Fire discusses how his band came to do a holiday album, and offers insight into some of the greatest dance/soul tunes of all-time.