James Nix New York
Reid got the idea from a newspaper article about a guy who got drunk and shot up his girlfriend's car. When the judge sentenced him and asked him what he had learned, he said, "You can't make a woman love you if she don't."
Reid and Shamblin began writing this with a fast tempo. It came together when they slowed it down.
Linda Ronstadt was considered to sing this.
Has been covered by George Michael, Nancy Wilson, and Prince.
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they initially wrote this as uptempo bluegrass, for an artist like randy travis.
- Lara, hackensack, NJ
who wrote the lyrics and who wrote music or was it a joint effort by both allen and mike.which one of the two is more lyrically oriented?
- Michael, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bruce Hornsby played piano on this. I personally consider this the best song of the nineties.
- Charles, Charlotte, NC
This is a classic. Bonnie Raitt's version is the one. George Michael ruined it, however, Prince did an excellent job on his Emancipation album(still not as good as Ms Raitt though!)
Melanie, Stockton on Tees
Alistair Griffin also does a beautiful version of this song, which went down a storm with the German audiences on Robin Gibbs tour, for which Alistair was a support act.