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)

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Written by: JOHNNY WILLIAM BRISTOL, THOMAS KEMP

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Comments from YouTube:

AJ. McGowan

I can only say it's a damned shame that a song this great received so little recognition. This song show cases David's vocal range from the sultry baritone, that sweet falsetto and those merciless screams. This is my opinion: David was one of, if not the most versatile artist to ever grace the stage. You don't have to like him but please respect his musical abilities...

Jonathan Clary

RIP David Ruffin (1941-1991)✊❤🎵☮

Reginald Oliver

All I can say is no one done it better, David,David,David do'nt be so Mean!!!!!!.

Daniel Burns

this song went to #11 on the R&B charts in 1969!!!

Jonathan Clary

Actually David Sung This Song Along With My Whole World Has Ended Being The Album Cover In The Year (1968) The Same Year He Lefted The Temptations. Also David Ruffin Did The Other Hit Album Feelin Good (1969) That was only the beginning tho.

Yasmine Johnson

0:49 2:14

Robert Chatman

My whole world ended album was a hit. Davids next album ,, feeling good ,, was even better, that low down berry Gordy didn't, promote it. I think Otis and the other guys just took what berry dished out to them, but, David wasn,t satisfied with that.David ruffin was sure to make it really big. David had made such a beautiful future plan, berry moved in with an ugly hand, and crushed it.

Jonathan Clary

Yup Pretty Soon David Ruffin Had Other Hit Album Like David (1971) Who Am I (1975) On My Stride (1977) Gentlemen Ruffin (1980) So Soon We Change (1979) David Teamed Up His Brother Jimmy Ruffin To Create The Hit Album The Ruffin Brothers (1970) David Also Teamed Up Former Temptation Member And Good Friend Eddie Kendrick To Create Ruffin,Kendrick Later On They Sung Along Side With John Halls and Daryl Oates.

James Campbell

He was the best

Jonathan Clary

No he is the best.

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