Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing

Marvin Gaye, Tammi TerrellBuy this song

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter and musician whose career spanned more than two decades. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he was the son of a storefront minister of a local Pentecostal church sect and grew up singing g… more »

Ooh, baby
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby
Ain't nothing like the real thing
No, no, ain't nothing like the real thing, baby
Ain't nothing like the real thing

Oh honey, I got your picture hangin' on the wall
But it can't see or come to me when I call your name
I realize it's just a picture inside a frame

Ooh, I read your letters when you're not near me
But they don't move me, and they don't groove me like when I hear
Your sweet voice whispering in my ear

Don'cha know, ain't nothing like the real thing, baby
Ain't nothing like the real thing

I played my game, a fantasy
I pretend, but I know in reality
I need the shelter of your arms to comfort me
No other sound is quite the same as your name
No touch can do half as much to make me feel better
So, let's stay together

I got some memories to look back on
And though they help me when you're gone
I'm well aware nothin' can take the place of your being there
Oh, so glad we got the real thing, baby
So glad we got the real thing
Oh, Marvin, so good, ain't nothing like the real thing, baby, so good
Ain't nothing like the real thing
Talk to me, ain't nothing like the real thing, baby, oh I'm so glad
Ain't nothing like the real thing

Written by: NICKOLAS ASHFORD, VALERIE SIMPSON

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