If I Can’t Have You by Shawn Mendes Lyrics

I can't write one song that's not about you
Can't drink without thinking about you
Is it too late to tell you that
Everything means nothing if I can't have you?

I'm in Toronto and I got this view
But I might as well be in a hotel room, yeah
It doesn't matter 'cause I'm so consumed
Spending all my nights reading texts from you

Oh, I'm good at keeping my distance
I know that you're the feeling I'm missing
You know that I hate to admit it
But everything means nothing if I can't have you

I can't write one song that's not about you
Can't drink without thinking about you
Is it too late to tell you that
Everything means nothing if I can't have you?
I can't write one song that's not about you
Can't drink without thinking about you
Is it too late to tell you that
Everything means nothing if I can't have you?

I'm so sorry that my timing's off
But I can't move on if we're still gonna talk
Is it wrong for me to not want half?
I want all of you, all the strings attached

Oh, I'm good at keeping my distance
I know that you're the feeling I'm missing
You know that I hate to admit it
But everything means nothing if I can't have you

I can't write one song that's not about you
Can't drink without thinking about you
Is it too late to tell you that
Everything means nothing if I can't have you?
I can't write one song that's not about you
Can't drink without thinking about you
Is it too late to tell you that
Everything means nothing if I can't have you?

I'm trying to move on, forget you, but I hold on
Everything means nothing, everything means nothing, babe
I'm trying to move on, forget you, but I hold on
Everything means nothing if I can't have you, no

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I can't write one song that's not about you
Can't drink without thinking about you
Is it too late to tell you that
Everything means nothing if I can't have you? (Can't have you)
I can't write one song that's not about you
Can't drink without thinking about you
Is it too late to tell you that
Everything means nothing if I can't have you?

If I Can’t Have You Music Tracks

  • Shawn Mendes - If I Can't Have You

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  • Shawn Mendes - If I Can't Have You (Lyric Video)

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  • "If I Can't Have You (Gryffin Remix)"

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  • Shawn Mendes - If I Can't Have You (Live On Saturday Night Live)

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  • Shawn Mendes - "If I Can't Have You" (Rock Cover by Our Last Night)

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  • Shawn Mendes - If I Can't Have You (Lyrics)

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  • If I Can’t Have You

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  • Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You

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About If I Can’t Have You

"If I Can’t Have You" is the (pop) 3rd track by pop, pop folk, pop rock singer, song writer, model "Shawn Mendes" from Shawn Mendes's 3rd studio album Shawn Mendes (Deluxe). "If I Can’t Have You" (3:11 min) song was released on May 3, 2019 through Island Records and under ℗© 2019 Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

If I Can’t Have You is written by Shawn Mendes, Dmitry Fedorov, Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Nate Mercereau and is produced by Shawn Mendes, Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Ojivolta, Nate Mercereau.

The song If I Can’t Have You is available in Digital Mp3 Download and Streaming formats on music online shopping store Apple Music/iTunes, Amazon Music & on online music streaming site Spotify.

Shawn first teased the song’s release on May 1, 2019 via his Twitter:

"I'm so sorry that my timing's off..."

This line echoes his May 2018 track “Mutual:”

No, I don’t want to have to leave
But half of you is not enough for me

In both songs, Shawn can’t accept having a simple friendship with the girl; he wants a relationship or nothing.

In an online chat with fans, Shawn confirmed that lyric I want all of you, all the strings attached references the Chorus of his April 2015 track “Strings,” which echoes similar sentiments:

Darling I want all the strings attached
I love it when you look at me like that
And you’re the only girl that brings me back
‘Cause baby I want all the strings attached

To want someone, all strings attached, is to accept everything someone offers, including their problems and flaws, explaining he will love this girl no matter what.