Be Without You

Album: The Breakthrough (2005)
Charted: 32 3
  • I wanna be with you, gotta be with you, need to be with you
    (Oh, oh, oh, oh)
    I wanna be with you, gotta be with you, need to be with you
    (Oh, oh, oh, oh)
    Ooo, oh, oh, oh, oh, ooo

    Chemistry was crazy from the get-go
    Neither one of us knew why
    We didn't build nothing overnight
    'Cause a love like this takes some time
    People swore it off as a phase
    Said we can't see that
    Now from top to bottom
    They see that we did that (yes)
    It's so true that (yes)
    We've been through it (yes)
    We got real shit (yes)
    See, baby, we been...

    Too strong for too long (and I can't be without you, baby)
    And I'll be waiting up until you get home ('cause I can't sleep without you, baby)
    Anybody who's ever loved ya know just what I feel
    Too hard to fake it, nothing can replace it
    Call the radio if you just can't be without your baby

    I got a question for ya
    See I already know the answer
    But still I wanna ask you
    Would you lie? (No)
    Make me cry? (No)
    Do somethin' behind my back and then try to cover it up?
    Well, neither would I, baby
    My love is only your love (yes)
    I'll be faithful (yes)
    I'm for real (yes)
    And with us you'll always know the deal
    We've been...

    Too strong for too long (and I can't be without you, baby)
    And I'll be waiting up until you get home ('cause I can't sleep without you, baby)
    Anybody who's ever loved ya know just what I feel
    Too hard to fake it, nothing can replace it
    Call the radio if you just can't be without your baby

    See this is real talk
    I'm a always stay (no matter what)
    Good or bad (thick and thin)
    Right or wrong (all day, everyday)
    Now if you're down on love, or don't believe
    This ain't for you (no, this ain't for you)
    And if you got it deep in your heart
    And deep down you know that it's true (come on, come on, come on)
    Well, let me see you put your hands up (hands up)
    (Fellas, tell your lady she's the one)
    Fellas, tell your lady she's the one, oh
    Put your hands up (hands up)
    (Ladies, let him know he's got your love)
    Look him right in his eyes and tell him
    We've been...

    Too strong for too long (and I can't be without you, baby)
    And I'll be waiting up until you get home ('cause I can't sleep without you, baby)
    Anybody who's ever loved ya know just what I feel
    Too hard to fake it, nothing can replace it
    Call the radio if you just can't be without your baby

    I wanna be with you, gotta be with you, need to be with you
    I wanna be with you, gotta be with you, need to be with you
    I wanna be with you, gotta be with you, need to be with you
    I wanna be with you, gotta be with you, need to be with you
    I wanna be with you, gotta be with you, need to be with you Writer/s: Bryan Michael Cox, Mary J. Blige, Johnta M. Austin, Jason Lamont Perry, Bryan Michael Paul Cox
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 2006 {January 7th} a music video of Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You" was aired on the nationally syndicated television program, 'Soul Train'...
    At the time "Be Without You" was in it's first of fifteen weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart...
    It reached #3 on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1992 and 2016 the New York City native had sixty five records on the Hot R&B/Hip Hip Singles chart, twenty nine made the Top 10 with six reaching #1*...
    Mary Jane Blige will celebrate her 49th birthday in four days on January 11th, 2020...
    R.I.P Don Cornelius {1936 - 2012}...
    * She just missed having four more #1 records when her "Love Is All We Need" {1997}, "I Can Love you" {1997}, "Enough Cryin'" {2006}, and "Ruaway Love" {2006} all peaked at #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart...
  • Kristen from Scottsdale, AzThis is my wedding song. Although it is not your usual "wedding" song, my husband picked it due to it's meaningful lyrics to both of us. This song will always be very special.
  • Matt from Raleigh, NcGosh what a great song - the best I've heard in years - don't know how it didn't make it #1 on the Pop charts - only #3. Brian Michael Cox is a songwriting/producing genius and Mary J.'s range in this one is incredible - pure artistry and emotion.
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