I've Lost Everything I've Ever Loved
David Ruffin Lyrics


Hmm, hmm, hmm-mmm
I was raised an only child
My folks died when I was four
They were trapped in a fire
Way up on the fourteenth floor

Well, my lovin' granny raised me
'Til I reached the age of ten
But the good Lord took her too
And left my dog Jeff, my only friend

Oh, baby
Seem like the odds are against me
Nothing works out right for me, ooh

I've lost everything I've ever loved
Honey, honey, now I'm losing you, baby
I've lost everything I've ever, ever loved
Honey, honey, now I'm losing you
Ooh, baby

So, all my love I gave to Jeff
Cause he was all I had right then
But the wheels of an automobile
Brought his life to a tragic end

From an orphan home to college
Thought I found true love in you
I felt sure we would marry
But your folks did not approve

Oh, baby
Seem like the odds are against me
Nothing works out right for me, ooh

I've lost everything I've ever loved
Now I'm losing you, oh
I've lost everything I've ever loved, baby
Honey, honey, now I'm losing you
Ooh, baby

You accepted their decision
Without any type of defense
They said if we wait a few more years
That would make a little more sense

So we waited three or four
Everyday we kept in touch
But when we came face to face
You didn't love me quite as much

Oh, baby
Seem like the odds are against me
Nothing works out right for me

I've lost everything I've ever loved
Baby, baby, baby, now I'm losin' you
I've lost everything I've ever loved
Now, I'm losin' you
Now, I'm losin' you

I've lost everything I've ever loved
(Every, every, everything, ever)
Now, I'm losin' you
(Honey, now I'm losing you)

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JOHNNY WILLIAM BRISTOL, THOMAS KEMP

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Comments from YouTube:

omar shabazz

David sings his ass off!!!!!!!!!!! Pure emotion that you can feel and relate to!!!!!!! The energy, the raspy grit, the power, this cat was something else!

wesley andary

daivd ruffin is the best singer ever and i dont think no one will ever come close. nothing less than perfect when he sings the deffenition of SOUL

Beverly Cravatt

This is true soul music...the one and only David Ruffin...

Rell Kush

wesley andary the greatest and my favorite singer I'm 27 I go to his grave every time I go see my grandmother #legend💯 #detroit💯

La Playa Hawk

Straight up my favorite

007 Lanski

David and Eddie dress code was so tight. I sole most of it myself. True idols in my book. Not their lifestyle but the way they carried themselves professionally.

omar shabazz

Love you brother David, you sung your ass off and we all know it! He sends chills down my spine whenever I hear the realism
that he expresses through his music. We will never again hear anything like this. If anyone else try's this they will wreck and strip their vocal chords!!!!! Case closed, gon' on home.

Belinda Brown

no one sings better than ruff.

superteacher1000

Just gives you goosebumps. Amazing and will never be equalled.

yoan wong

He Was simply the soul in music and his brother too

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