Love Won't Wait

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"Love Won't Wait" is a song by English singer Gary Barlow from his debut studio album Open Road. It was released as the second single from the album on 25 April 1997 by BMG and RCA Records. The song was written by Madonna and Shep Pettibone, and was an unreleased demo from her Bedtime Stories (1994) studio sessions. Barlow came by the demo in 1997, while looking to record more songs for Open Road. He changed the lyrics to represent a male point of view rather than Madonna's, and recorded the track with Stephen Lipson as producer. Barlow was apprehensive about releasing the track, but due to contractual obligations he had to release it. The song became Barlow's second consecutive number-one release on the UK Singles Chart, following "Forever Love", and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). It also reached number one in Spain, and the top ten in Denmark, Ireland, Italy, and Taiwan. A music video for the song was directed by Rocky Schenck and showed Barlow singing "Love Won't Wait" across different locations. He also performed the song at the 1997 pre-Grammy Award party, where his performance was negatively received. 


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When I first saw your face
I knew that I could not hesitate
You said 'Baby, don't go too fast'
If we do then it may not last
Time went on and I waited for you
I didn't know what else I could do
I thought that we'd always be together
You said 'Hold on it just gets better'

And I believed you, I kept holding on
You think that I can never leaved you
You think I'm not that strong, you're wrong

Love won't wait
Forever and a day
Love must live in the here and now
Don't ask me how I know

So here I am with my heart on my sleeves
You said, 'Baby put your trust in me'
But I've come to the end of the line
And you've wasted up all of my precious time
Wanted to be something special to you
Everybody is somebody's fool
Won't be a fool, no you've got me all wrong
You don't know what you had till it's gone

love takes time
But you've been taking too long
Time never waited for anyone
Don't wait too long or I'll be gone
Don't wait too long or I'll be gone
I'll be gone

That was an empty thing that I wouldn't do
You led me on, you even said 'I love you'
How can we go on when it's tearing up apart
Are you going to break my heart
Cause I believed you

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Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow OBE (born 20 January 1971), is a British singer-songwriter, pianist and record producer. He is frontman and lead vocalist of British boyband Take That and head judge on the The X Factor. Barlow is one of Britain's most successful songwriters, having written twelve Number 1 singles. He has had three Number 1 singles and two Number 1 albums as a solo artist, and has had sixteen top 5 hits, eleven Number 1 singles and seven Number 1 albums with Take That. He is also a six-time recipient of the Ivor Novello Award and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. He was appointed OBE in 2012 for services to the music industry and charity. more »

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