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David Ruffin Lyrics


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I can't lose, can't lose
With the work I'm putting in
I'm a champion
I can't lose, can't lose
With the work I'm putting in
I'm a champion

Okay, okay I'm awake


I think I'm blessed to see another day
Mama's good and dad's okay
I'm feelin' good
I wanna play

I wanna run one
Who wanna run one?
I'm tryin' to get it done
And if you're feelin' good about it
We gonna have some fun

I can't lose, can't lose
With the work I'm putting in
I'm a champion
I can't lose, can't lose
With the work I'm putting in
I'm a champion

No I can't lose
I wear a whole lot a red and have you singin' the blues
Money's my motivation to get rid a the screws that's loose
Now I look better than you
I watched all ya moves and studied ya mind frame
Took that now applied that to my game
Now I'm better than ever
Sharper than a blade
Really, I just wanna get paid

I wanna run one
Who wanna run one?
I'm tryin' to get it done
And if you're feelin' good about it
We gonna have some fun

I can't lose, can't lose
With the work I'm putting in

I'm a champion
I can't lose, can't lose

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to David Ruffin's song "Can't Lose" express determination and confidence in one's ability to succeed through hard work and dedication. The repetition of the phrase "I can't lose, can't lose" emphasizes this attitude of invincibility that the protagonist adopts as they put in effort towards their goals. The lyric "money's my motivation to get rid a the screws that's loose" suggests that financial success is a key motivator for the protagonist, and they will do whatever it takes to achieve it. The mention of studying their opponents' mind frames to improve their game indicates a strategic and analytical approach to their work.


The song also touches on gratitude and the joy of life itself. In the lines "Okay, okay I'm awake, I think I'm blessed to see another day, Mama's good and dad's okay, I'm feelin' good," the protagonist reflects on their blessings and takes pleasure in the simple pleasures of being alive, such as playing and having fun.


Overall, "Can't Lose" is a motivational anthem that encourages the listener to adopt a positive attitude towards their goals and to put in the hard work necessary to achieve them.


Line by Line Meaning

I can't lose, can't lose
I am confident in myself and my abilities


With the work I'm putting in
I am dedicated and hardworking towards my goals


I'm a champion
I have the mindset and skills of a winner


Okay, okay I'm awake
I am grateful for another day and ready to make the most of it


I think I'm blessed to see another day
I feel fortunate and appreciative for being alive


Mama's good and dad's okay
My loved ones are doing well and I am relieved and happy about it


I'm feelin' good
I am optimistic and positive about my life and future


I wanna play
I want to have some fun and enjoy life


Who wanna run one?
Who wants to compete with me and see who comes out on top?


I'm tryin' to get it done
I am focused on achieving my goals


And if you're feelin' good about it
If you're up for the challenge and confident, let's do this


We gonna have some fun
We will enjoy the process and have a good time


No I can't lose
I have a winning mentality and refuse to accept losing


I wear a whole lot a red and have you singin' the blues
I am confident and intimidating, making others feel dejected in comparison


Money's my motivation to get rid a the screws that's loose
I am driven and focused on achieving financial success to overcome my problems


Now I look better than you
I feel superior and more successful than others


I watched all ya moves and studied ya mind frame
I pay attention and analyze others to improve myself


Took that now applied that to my game
I have used what I learned to improve my skills and abilities


Now I'm better than ever
I have grown and improved and am now at my best


Sharper than a blade
I am quick-witted and sharp-minded


Really, I just wanna get paid
Ultimately, my motivation is financial gain




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: David Cochrane, David Ruffin, Jr., Dedrick Barringer, Victor Brian Newman

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Comments from YouTube:

Maurice Conyers

David Ruffin is one of my favorite singers this Man have a gifted Voice .He can really flow don't you know . Rip David Ruffin one of the greatest soul singers !!!

Lorell Brown

This record is a classic! Ruffin deserves more credit for his solo career too.

Linda hines

absolutely 💯 lots of his music was
shelved I really believe no one can replace thats for dam sure rip baby💖💕💖

Linda Chiwaki

He really does deserve more credit they fired him but they didn’t let him out of his contract. when he made solo records they didn’t promote it they barely played it and people started to forget about him. I think they purposely sabotage him. Us fans will remember him as one of the greatest !!!

Reinaldo Green

No one sang or sings with as much passion as "Ruff n' tuff," David Ruffin. 🤗🤗

Shareef Brooks

the authenticity of a man talking to a woman with emotion!! gone Dave!!!!

A

I replayed the song for 8 days straight

Avg old head

Yes lawd

nightswan12 now

Shareef Brooks: David was on it! He will still get you there lol.

Linda Hines

He had it going on back in the day miss you David and love ya!

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