If You Want Love - NF




The Experience: If you want love, you gon' have to go through the pain... Is it worth the price...

Music video: If You Want Love follows a young girl's life. She comes into the world thanks to her parents paying love's price at childbirth and after as she grows up. She grows up loved. She finds love... and eventually pays the price of bringing and nurturing another child into the world. The same stuffed bunny accompanies both children as the cycle of love, and the prices paid, continues on.

The Meaning of If You Want Love: NF stares down the problem that has wrecked countless lives: love has a price. If you want love you gon' to have to go through the pain and learn how to change. And if you want trust you gon' have to give some away. That means you give up control - I've always tried to control things. He didn't expect that - I wish somebody woulda told me. But the answer to the problem is simple: you pay that price. Because you want love. And NF swears to make sure the price is no surprise for the kids he'll someday have - I'll sit in the living room and laugh with kids of my own and tell 'em...

Ask yourself: Have you paid the price?

Album: Perception (2017)

LYRICS:

I just need some time, I'm tryna think straight
I just need a moment in my own space
Ask me how I'm doin', I'll say, "okay"
Yeah, but ain't that what we all say?
Sometimes I think back to the old days
In the pointless conversations with the old me
Yeah, back when my momma used to hold me
I wish somebody woulda told me

If you want love, you gon' have to go through the pain
If you want love, you gon' have to learn how to change
If you want trust, you gon' have to give some away
If you want love, if you want love

Look, as a kid I used to think life
Is moving so slow, I watch it go by
Look out the window on my bus ride
I thought the world was so small, through my closed eyes
I've always tried to control things
In the end that's what controls me
Maybe that's why I'm controllin'
I wish somebody woulda told me

If you want love, you gon' have to go through the pain
If you want love, you gon' have to learn how to change
If you want trust, you gon' have to give some away
If you want love, if you want love

The older I get, I feel like I'm always tryna save time
Talkin' to the voices in my head, they make me think twice
Tellin' me it doesn't mean it's wrong because it feels right
I'm scared that one day I wake up and wonder where the time go
Talk about the past like it's the present while I rock slow
I'll sit in the living room and laugh with kids of my own
And tell 'em

If you want love, you gon' have to go through the pain
I wish you woulda told me
If you want love, you gon' have to learn how to change
I wish somebody woulda told me
If you want trust, you gon' have to give some away
You gon' have to give
If you want love, if you want love
If you want love, if you want love


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