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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
But 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

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 to 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,you,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



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



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  • g
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    greeneyes09Nov 15, 2008 at 8:52 pm
    It makes me think about how much more important love is to me than material things and Im glad alicia feels the same way...
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    candy_girlDec 28, 2008 at 11:24 am
    If two people are in love, the things that they need are just the love and each other. But some people seem to prove true love as a diamond ring or flowers instead of really giving the love they should be giving.And what would it mean if you got the rings and other expensive stuffs but not the real person.And that is why she said "everything means nothing.If I ain't got you" It's the YOU that she/he needs to get not the gifts!!!
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    Andeza Andry IIJun 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm
    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, you, you.
  • i
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    IlovemusicbabyOct 24, 2008 at 9:39 pm
    I love this song. It always makes me cry . It makes me think of how greatful I should be just by having a roof over my head.
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    UnregisteredOct 29, 2013 at 4:10 am
    Alicia has this enchanting voice! Love this song & all her other songs, like girl on fire, fallin, wake up... To mention just a few. This song means a lot to me, and i listen to it each time with tears in my eyes. Yes, nothing is comparable to love in this world, be it diamond rings, roses...

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