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Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

(Nicolas Ashford / Valerie Simpson)

Lead Vocals : Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson
Background Vocals : The Jackson 5

Arranged by John Bahler & James Carmichael
Produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson

Recorded 1972 at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.

Versions

Get It Together Album Version (from "Lookin' Through The Windows") 2:30
 

 

 
  Original version by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Album "You're All I Need" (1967)
 

Lookin' Through The Windows Label

 


Lyrics / Paroles

 

Jermaine
Ainít nothing like the real thing, baby
Ainít nothing like the real thing, no, no

Jackson 5
Ainít nothing like the real thing, baby
(Ainít nothing)
Ainít nothing like the real thing


Michael
Ooh, Iíve got your picture
Hanging on the wall
But it canít see or come to me
When I call your name

Jackson 5
(When I call your name)

Michael
I realize itís just a picture in a frame

I read your letters
When youíre not near
But they donít move me
And they donít groove me
Like when I hear

Jackson 5
(When I hear your voice)

Michael
Your sweet voice
Whispering in my ear

Jackson 5
(In my ear)


Jermaine
No other sound is quite the same
As your name

Jackson 5
(Quite the same as your name)

Jermaine
Your touch can do half this much
To make me feel better

Jackson 5
So letís stay together


Michael
Ooh, I got memories to look back on
Though they help when youíre gone
Iím well aware

Jackson 5
(Iím well aware)

Michael
Nothing can take the place of your being there

Jackson 5
(Being there)

Ainít nothing like the real thing, baby
(Ainít nothing)
Ainít nothing like the real thing
Ooh, baby
Ainít nothing like the real thing, baby
(Ainít nothing)
Ainít nothing like the real thing

Ooh, baby
Ainít nothing like the real thing, baby
Ainít nothing like the real thing



© 1972 Jobete Music
All rights reserved. Used by permission.