Just Let Me Hold You for a Night
David Ruffin Lyrics


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(Make it alright) if you let me
ou ou
Make it alright
Al i know i can
(Make it alright)if you let me baby
Ou, um
Make it alright



Just let me hold you, for a night
I swear i'll make, everything alright
make it alright (if i can hold you)ou
Make it alright(everything will be alright)ou

I know that it's not easy, and sometimes you get confused
Ah don't you baby
It's hard to tell if you being loved
if you are being loved (repeat) or just being used
Ou Baby
If you let me hold you for a just one night
Just let me hold you for a night, I swear i'll make.
Ow, Baby
All Baby
I know i can if you let me
Make it alright

Listen, Listen, I know it must seem like
noone, noone, noone, noone is trying to be real
(Take a look around baby)
o but baby ou don't get discouraged
(Ah)Cause i know, i know just how you feel
Just let me, just let me,(just let me hold you for a night)
If you let me hold you baby
I swear i'll make, Ou Ou, everything alright
(Make it alright)
If you give me a chance, Ou, if you let me hold you for just one night
(Make it alright)
I know i can baby, i can make it alright
Oh(i can make it alright)
Don't get dis couraged
(AH)
I know just how you feel
(Make it alright)
I want you to know that i'm for real, woo
Make it alright
So hard to tell if you'll been love sometimes
Make it alright
It's so hard (Repeat) i know you wonder, you wonder, you wonder, if you are being used
Ow
but i want you to look into me eyes tonight

Make it alright
i want you to know everythings alright

Overall Meaning

David Ruffin's song "Just Let Me Hold You for a Night" is an emotional ballad that speaks about love and intimacy. The lyrics describe a man who is trying to console his lover, telling her that he can make everything alright if she lets him. He is willing to try his best to make her feel better, and all he asks is for her to let him hold her for a night. The repetition of the phrase "make it alright" emphasizes his desire to comfort her and alleviate her worries.


The song acknowledges the complexity of love and relationships, as the lyrics note that it is hard to tell whether someone is being loved or being used. However, the singer assures his lover that he is genuine and that he knows just how she feels. Through his words, he tries to instill confidence and self-assurance in his lover, reminding her that she is not alone and that he is there to support her.


Overall, "Just Let Me Hold You for a Night" is a touching song that expresses a deep emotional connection between two individuals. It recognizes that love can sometimes be confusing and painful, but also reminds us of the power of intimacy and human connection in overcoming these difficulties.


Line by Line Meaning

(Make it alright) if you let me
I can make things alright, only if you let me.


Just let me hold you, for a night
Allow me to hold you for just one night.


I swear i'll make, everything alright
I promise I'll make everything better.


I know that it's not easy, and sometimes you get confused
I understand that it's tough, and sometimes it's confusing.


It's hard to tell if you being loved
It's difficult to know if you're truly loved.


If you let me hold you for a just one night
Allow me to hold you for a single night.


I know i can if you let me
If you give me the chance, I'm sure I can help.


Listen, Listen, I know it must seem like noone is trying to be real
I understand that it might appear like no one is genuine.


Cause i know, i know just how you feel
But I understand how you feel.


If you give me a chance
If you allow me to help you,


I want you to know that i'm for real
I want you to realize that I'm authentic.


So hard to tell if you'll been love sometimes
Sometimes it's tough to know if you're really loved.


It's so hard (Repeat) i know you wonder, you wonder, you wonder, if you are being used
It's difficult, and I'm aware that you might question if you're being taken advantage of.


but i want you to look into me eyes tonight
But I want you to stare into my eyes tonight,


i want you to know everythings alright
and I want you to know that everything's okay.




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Tarneshia Futrell

if you let me
ou ou
Make it alright
Al i know i can
(Make it alright)if you let me baby
Ou, um
Make it alright
Just let me hold you, for a night
I swear i'll make, everything alright
make it alright (if i can hold you)ou
Make it alright(everything will be alright)ou
I know that it's not easy ,and sometimes you get confused
Ah don't you baby
It's hard to tell if you being loved
if you are being loved (repeat) or just being used
Ou Baby
If you let me hold you for a just one night
Just let me hold you for a night, I swear i'll make..
Ow, Baby
All Baby
I know i can if you let me
Make it alright
Listen, Listen, I know it must seem like
noone, noone, noone, noone is trying to be real
(Take a look around baby)
o but baby ou don't get discouraged
(Ah)Cause i know, i know just how you feel
Just let me, just let me ,(just let me hold you for a night)
If you let me hold you baby
I swear i'll make, Ou Ou, everything alright
(Make it alright)
If you give me a chance, Ou, if you let me hold you for just one night
(Make it alright)
I know i can baby, i can make it alright
Oh(i can make it alright)
Don't get dis couraged
(AH)
I know just how you feel
(Make it alright)
I want you to know that i'm for real, woo
Make it alright
So hard to tell if you'll been love sometimes
Make it alright
It's so hard ( Repeat) i know you wonder ,you wonder ,you wonder, if you are being used
Ow
but i want you to look into me eyes tonight
Make it alright
i want you to know everythings alright



All comments from YouTube:

Monica Michelle

The harmony of the background singers on this song was on point.

Greg White

You can feel the passion in his voice. He is in perfect unison with everything going on in the song. From the music to the background vocals. This song is an instant classic. Rip David Ruffin.

Hepburn Scott

Breathless, such surreal sound and quality. music at it's ultimate. Everything about this music, the era, utterly class. Nothing today is similar, by far!!!

Joe Lawton

@Solar Radio ok

Mark Cespedes

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Solar Radio

Amen to that !

carter webb

Being A DJ I Played this one night and now. I have to play it all the time by request. Very good soulful voice Rest In Peace Mr David Ruffin

Beverly None

You can hear n feel the pain in his voice. One of the greatest voices of our time . Gone 2 soon. RIP David Ruffin aka the Gentleman

Tiffany Carruthers

Nobody does it like DAVID!!!!!!!! Real music for REAL MUSIC LOVERS❤❤❤

Benji B-Side

This is all I would ask for a lost love of mine! This song is part of the healing but only holding her again would repair lonely heart to where it belongs again.

Thanks David for this beautiful song!!

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