If I Ain't Got You Lyrics by Alicia Keys


Alicia Keys Lyrics

If I Ain't Got You Lyrics
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


[Chorus:]
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, Yeah

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 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

[Chorus:]
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, yeah


[Outro:]
If I ain't got you with me baby
So nothing in this whole wide world don't mean a thing
If I ain't got you with me baby

If I Ain't Got You Info:

• The single was recorded, co-written (Kanye West), and co-produced (Kanye West) by R&B-soul singer Alicia Keys and peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Charts in 2004

• The song won a Grammy Award in February 2005 for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

• The music video is directed by Diane Martel and takes place in a wintry New York City. It features a cameo by rapper-actor Method Man as Keys' boyfriend.

• It has won many awards including MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video, 2 NAACP Image Awards, and 2 Soul Train Awards




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