I Don't Want To Be Right
David Ruffin Lyrics


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If loving you is wrong
I don't wanna be right
If being right means being without
Id rather be wrong
My old man says it's a shame
It's a downright disgrace
As long as I got you by my side
I don't care what our people say
My friend tell me there's no future in loving a married man
If I can't have you when I want you
I'm a see you when I can

Am I wrong to fall so deeply in love with you
Knowing you have a wife and two little children depending on you too
Am I wrong to hunger for the gentleness of your touch
Oh when I got someone else at home who needs me just as much





Am I wrong for giving my love to a married man
Tell me am I wrong for trying to hold on to the best thing I ever had?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to “If Loving You is Wrong (I Don’t Wanna Be Right)” by David Ruffin express the inner turmoil of a woman who is in love with a married man. The song’s narrator acknowledges that society may judge her for her actions, but she cannot help the depth of her feelings for this man. She questions whether it is wrong to want him, even if she knows it is not the honorable thing to do. The singer feels torn between her love for this man and the knowledge that he is married with children.


The song walks a fine line between guilt and desire, between right and wrong. The lyrics suggest that love can be messy and complicated, and that it is difficult to control who we fall in love with. This is a classic example of a forbidden love affair, as the woman is aware that the relationship is frowned upon but struggles to resist her deep feelings towards the man.


Despite the societal pressure against her, the singer cannot help but hunger for the “gentleness” of the married man’s touch. She is aware of the pain she is causing his wife and children, and she acknowledges the shame her own family feels towards her actions. The song ends with the singer questioning whether she is wrong for loving a married man, and whether it is worth it to hold on to this love despite the judgment of others.


Line by Line Meaning

If loving you is wrong
If it's morally unacceptable to love you,


I don't wanna be right
I don't want to conform to what is considered right if it means giving up my love for you.


If being right means being without
If following the correct moral protocol involves not being with you,


Id rather be wrong
I'd rather choose the wrong choice and be with you instead of the right choice and be without you.


My old man says it's a shame
My father thinks it's a disgraceful act.


It's a downright disgrace
It's absolutely shameful.


As long as I got you by my side
As long as I have your companionship,


I don't care what our people say
I don't care what society says about our relationship.


My friend tell me there's no future in loving a married man
My friend advises me that there's no future in loving someone already committed to another person.


If I can't have you when I want you
If I can't have you when I desire you,


I'm a see you when I can
I'll fulfill my need for you whenever possible.


Am I wrong to fall so deeply in love with you
Is it unjustified to love you so deeply,


Knowing you have a wife and two little children depending on you too
Even though I acknowledge your responsibility towards your wife and two young children.


Am I wrong to hunger for the gentleness of your touch
Is it immoral to crave the warmth of your embrace,


Oh when I got someone else at home who needs me just as much
Even though I have another person at home who also requires my undivided attention.


Am I wrong for giving my love to a married man
Is it wrong to share my love with someone who's already married,


Tell me am I wrong for trying to hold on to the best thing I ever had?
Tell me, is it incorrect to hold onto the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me?




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: CARL MITCHELL HAMPTON, HOMER BANKS, RAYMOND E. JACKSON

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George Brown


on I Miss You, Pt. 2

David Ruff in is the best of the best okkk miss your voice sir.

George Brown


on I'm So Glad I Fell For You

David is this best

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