I Could Never Be President
David Ruffin Lyrics


If I became President, I know I won`t last a day
I would lower all the taxes just to suit your taste
I'd bring home all the fellers from over in Viet Nam
Station them around your door so the world can`t do you no harm
I'd name every street in the city, Honey, after you (yeah yeah yeah)
In the fight against poverty, there`s no limit to what I`d do

I could never be President
Just as long as I`m lovin` you
I could never be President
Just as long as I`m lovin` you, you
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Honey I would make you, the first lady of the land
Don`t you know I'd place presidental powers in your hand
Congress would veto the first bill I would pass
First would be: tear the Whitehouse down, build you a house of glass
And stake out the Navy on every downtown street
So your little feet won`t get so tired when you go on a shopping spree

I could never be President
Just as long as I`m lovin` you
I could never be President
Just as long as I`m lovin` you, you
Ouww! Ouwwwwww!
(I could never be President)
(I could never be President)

Honey to make sure, you never never have a care
I'd open up the door to Fort Knox, tell you to help yourself
And give you a nation, if that didn't seem to do
I'd send up a Gemini player to stake a claim on the moon for you

I could never be President
Just as long as I'm lovin' you
I could never be President
Just as long as I'm lovin`'you
I'd give you a nation
If that didn`t seem to do
I could never be your President
Just as long as I'm lovin' you
Wooooe baby
Just as long as I'm lovin' you
Ouwwwwww

Writer(s): Homer Banks, Bettye Jean Barnes Crutcher, Raymond E. Jackson

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000amp1

Didn't know David Ruffin recorded this tune. Only heard Johnnie Taylor's version until now. David does a good job on this one. You can make out the lyrics much better on David's version. Love it!!

Ralph Veasey

Can't no one do it like David!!!

Ralph Veasey

Can't no one do it like David!!!

Norma J.

An instant favorite (just hearing it for the first time), thanks again for bringing back the memory of the great David Ruffin.

Carousel Red

This is the mighty David Ruffin! Now even though I'm sure "The world's greatest bassist", James Jamerson is playing here, this cut illustrates, as Soul Man Carlton J. Smith pointed out to me many years ago, the pointed difference between Stax and Motown. Listen to this and JT's original and you'll hear and feel the difference.

Carlton Jumel Smith

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN.

They can't swing loose enough for pure Soul and forget about funk!

Bianca Bagnolet

fantastique trop trop jolie ❤

Jonathan Clary

RIP David Ruffin (1941-1991)

Robert Chatman

Not .any people heard this version because this is the album that berry Gordy chose not to promote. David,s first solo album hit big. This was his second solo album. This one is even greater.( all hit material ). Berry just didn,t want david to top the temptations after they fired him. Shame on berry.

a1992aron

Wishing Dave was president right now

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