When You Really Love Someone Lyrics

Alicia Keys


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Alicia J Augello-Cook, Jr. Brothers
album: Track 11 in album The Diary of Alicia Keys
release date: 2003-12-1
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length: 4:10
mix: Manny Marroquin

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I'm a woman
Lord knows it's hard
I need a real man to give me what I need
Sweet attention, love and tenderness.
When it's real it's unconditional.
I'm telling y'all

Cause a man just ain't a man
If he ain't man enough to:
Love you when you're right.
Love you when you're wrong.
Love you when you're weak.
Love you when you're strong.

Take you higher
When the world got you feeling low.

He's giving you his last,
Cause he's thinking of you first.
Giving comfort when he's thinking that you're hurt.
That's what's done
When you really love someone.

I'm telling y'all
I'm telling y'all

Cause you're a real man
Lord knows it's hard
Sometimes you just need a woman's touch.
Sweet affection, love and support.
When it's real it's unconditional.
I'm telling y'all

Cause a woman ain't a woman
If she ain't woman enough to:
Love you when you're right.
Love you when you're wrong.
Love you when you're weak.
Love you when you're strong.

Take you higher
When the world got you feeling low.
She's giving you her best,
Even when you're at your worse.
Giving comfort when she's thinking that you're hurt.
That's what's done
When you really love someone.

I'm telling y'all!
I'm telling y'all!

Sometimes you want to argue.
Sometimes you want to fight.
Sometimes it's gonna feel like it'll never be right.
But something so strong keeps you holding on.
It don't make sense but it make a good song.

Cause a man just ain't a man
If he ain't man enough to:
Love you when you're right.
Love you when you're wrong.
Love you when you're weak.
Love you when you're strong.

Take you higher
When the world got you feeling low.

He's giving you his last,
Cause he's thinking of you first.
Giving comfort when he's thinking that you're hurt.
Oh, that's what's done
When you really love someone.

I'm telling y'all
I'm telling y'all

That a woman just ain't a woman
If she ain't woman enough to:
Love you when you're right.
Love you when you're wrong.
Love you when you're weak.
Love you when you're strong.

Take you higher
When the world got you feeling low.

She's giving you her best,
Even when you're at your worse.
Giving comfort when she's thinking that you're hurt.
That's what's done
When you really love someone
I'm telling y'all.
I'm telling y'all.

[Repeat: x8]
Hm hm yeah

Track Listing

  • 1 Harlem's Nocturne
  • 2 Karma
  • 3 Heartburn
  • 4 If I Was Your Woman / Walk on By
  • 5 You Don't Know My Name
  • 6 If I Ain't Got You
  • 7 Diary
  • 8 Dragon Days
  • 9 Wake Up
  • 10 So Simple
  • 11 When You Really Love Someone
  • 12 Feeling U, Feeling Me (interlude)
  • 13 Slow Down
  • 14 Samsonite Man
  • 15 Nobody Not Really