When You Really Love Someone Lyrics

Alicia Keys


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Alicia Augello-Cook, Alicia J Augello-Cook, Jr. Brothers, Kerry Brothers, Jr.
album: Track 11 in album The Diary of Alicia Keys
release date: 2003-12-1
popularity : 16 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul
styles: RnB/Swing/Rhythm & Blues/Neo Soul
length: 4:10
mixer: Manny Marroquin

Cover Art

Alicia Keys The Diary of Alicia Keys cover art
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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
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 wanna argue
Sometimes you wanna 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
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

I'm telling you
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 and 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
I'm telling y'all

Hm hm yeah
Hm hm yeah
Hm hm yeah
Hm hm yeah
Hm hm yeah
Hm hm yeah
Hm hm yeah
Hm hm yeah


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 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