Here Are the Lyrics to Shawn Mendes' 'If I Can't Have You'

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Shawn Mendes, "If I Can't Have You"

Shawn Mendes is feeling love in the air, just in time for the summer, with his latest single "If I Can't Have You" -- his first solo release since his 2018 self-titled album. His latest pop-rock anthem dropped earlier this month and made its debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated May 18) at the No. 2 spot.

The catchy pop single starts off with the inviting chorus, as Mendes croons a sweet melody that essentially relays the message of the enitre love song: "Everything means nothing if I can't have you."

The Canadian pop singer dropped "If I Can't Have You" on May 3, along with a moody black-and-white video, which finds Mendes playing the piano and dreamily singing to the camera in a white tank top.

Check out the full lyrics and video below.

I can't write one song that's not about you
Can't drink without thinkin' 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 keepin' my distance
I know that you're the feelin' I'm missing
You know that I hate to admit it
But everything means nothin' if I can't have you

I can't write one song that's not about you
Can't drink without thinkin' 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 thinkin' 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 keepin' my distance
I know that you're the feelin' I'm missing
You know that I hate to admit it
But everything means nothin' if I can't have you

I can't write one song that's not about you
Can't drink without thinkin' 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 thinkin' 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

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

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Written by: Shawn Mendes, John Theodore Geiger, Scott Harris, Nathan Mercereau