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What's "it" indicate here?


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"It" here can't be looked at on its own, because "can't fight it" is an expression in itself. It's basically used to express that it's useless to struggle against or reject something, because it feels natural or right. In these contexts, "it" would refer to the things being spoken about, the thing that is useless to fight. In the lyrics "you can't fight it," it's likely referring to attraction between the two people. Ex: I can't fight it anymore, that cake is calling my name. Ex: We fight all the time, but it feels right. I can't fight it.

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