Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing Lyrics

by Marvin Gaye

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

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 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

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

I've played my game of 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 phone, I'm well aware That nothing can take the place of your being there

So glad we've got the real thing, baby
So glad we've got 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, baby
Ain't nothing like the real thing