If I Ain't Got You

Album: The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2003)
Charted: 18 4
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  • Some people live for the fortune
    Some people live just for the fame
    Some people live for the power, yeah
    Some people live just to play the game

    Some people think that the physical things define what's within
    And I've been there before, and that life's a bore
    So full of the superficial

    Some people want it all
    But I don't want nothing at all
    If it ain't you baby
    If I ain't got you baby
    Some people want diamond rings
    Some just want everything
    But everything means nothing
    If I ain't got you, yeah

    Some people search for a fountain
    That promises forever young
    Some people need three dozen roses
    And that's the only way to prove you love them

    Hand me the world on a silver platter
    And what good would it be
    With no one to share, with no one who truly cares for me

    Some people want it all
    But I don't want nothing at all
    If it ain't you baby
    If I ain't got you baby
    Some people want diamond rings
    Some just want everything
    But everything means nothing
    If I ain't got you

    Some people want it all
    But I don't want nothing at all
    If it ain't you baby
    If I ain't got you baby
    Some people want diamond rings
    Some just want everything
    But everything means nothing
    If I ain't got you, yeah

    If I ain't got you with me baby
    So nothing in this whole wide world don't mean a thing
    If I ain't got you with me baby

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