Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing Lyrics

Kiki Dee


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson
album: Track 3 in album Great Expectations
release date: 1970
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genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Pop Rock/Soul

Cover Art

Kiki Dee Great Expectations cover art
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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 inside a frame.

I read your letters when you're not near me,
But they don't move me, and they don't groove me
Like when I hear your sweet voice whispering in my ear.
I play the game, a fantasy.
I pretend I'm not in reality.
I need the shelter of your arms to comfort me.

I got some memories to look back on
And though they help me when you're gone,
I'm well aware nothin' can take the place of you being there.
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 get together.

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.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Day Will Come Between Sunday and Monday
  • 2 Johnny Raven
  • 3 Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
  • 4 Jimmy
  • 5 I Can't Give Back the Love I Feel for You
  • 6 More Today Than Yesterday
  • 7 Love Makes the World Go Round
  • 8 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
  • 9 Love Is a Warm Kind of Sorrow
  • 10 For Once in My Life
  • 11 My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)
  • 12 I Second That Emotion