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Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing Lyrics

from Motown A Journey Through Hitsville USA

"Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" is track #2 on the album Motown A Journey Through Hitsville USA. It was written by Simpson, Valerie / Ashford, Nickolas.
"Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" is track #2 on the album Motown A Journey Through Hitsville USA. It was written by Simpson, Valerie / Ashford, Nickolas.

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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

I got your picture hangin' on the wall
It can't see or come to me when I call your name
I realize it's just a picture in a frame

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

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

I play the game, a fantasy
I pretend I'm not 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 phone
I'm well aware nothing can take the place of being there

Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby
Ain't nothing like the real thing
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby
Ain't nothing like the real thing

Ain't nothing like the real thing

I've be searching but never found

I've be searching for the real thing, baby
I've be searching
(Ain't nothing like the real thing)
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby
(Ain't nothing like the real thing)

Songwriters
Simpson, Valerie / Ashford, Nickolas

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