Wild Honey
David Ruffin Lyrics


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Not too bitter
Not too sweet
Girl your loving just right for me
Keeps me buzzin like a bumblebee

Oh wild honey (wild honey)
Oh baby
Oh your honey cold (wild honey)
Talkin bout sweet wild honey (wild honey) yeah
Can't keep your love alone (wild honey)

Not hot baby
Not to cold
Girl your loving satisfies my soul
Makes me quiver
Makes me lose control

Wild honey (wild honey)
Oh baby
I want it with your honey cold (wild honey)
Sweet sweet sweet wild honey (wild honey)
Oh baby
Can't leave your love alone (wild honey) oh
Oh oh baby
I need you down there (yeah)

Wild honey (wild honey)
Wild honey (wild honey)
Wild honey (wild honey)
Wild honey (wild honey)

Wild honey (wild honey)
Oh baby
I love it with your honey cold (wild honey)
Oh baby
Sweet sweet sweet wild honey (wild honey)
Oh no
Oh no
Can't keep your love alone (wild honey)

Listen
I've never held on (?) case
Cause your loving sure nuff too good to waste
I've got a sweet tooth for the taste

Of wild honey (wild honey)
Oh baby
From the honey cold (wild honey)
Sweet sweet sweet wild honey (wild honey)
Oh no no no no no no no
Can't leave your love alone (wild honey)
Oh baby
Listen
It's not too bitter (wild honey)
Not too sweet
Girl your loving (wild honey)
Good enough for me
Not too hot (wild honey)
Sure not too cold no
Girl your loving (wild honey)
Satisfies my soul
Wild honey (wild honey)
Gotta track me down baby
I'm like a hound on a lonely day (wild honey)
I know I know
Saved by honey (wild honey)
Your loving
Your loving is too good to waste (wild honey)
Sweet wild honey baby (wild honey)
Oh darling
Can't leave your love alone (wild honey)
Baby baby
Not to hot (wild honey)
Set me on fire baby
Not too cold (wild honey)
Oh baby wild honey (wild honey)
Oh no baby saved by the soul (wild honey)
Oh, oh baby (wild honey)
I want it with your honey cold (wild honey)
Talkin bout (?) my honey baby (wild honey)
No
No can't keep your love alone (wild honey)
Oh baby
It make you cry baby (wild honey)
It'll make you laugh
Don't see lovin (wild honey)
I'm glad
I'm glad I found sweet honey (wild honey)




Yeah baby
Can't keep your love alone (wild honey)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of David Ruffin's "Wild Honey" describe the perfect balance of love that satisfies the singer. He compares the love to honey, noting that it's not too bitter or too sweet, but just right. He compares his feelings to that of a buzzing bumblebee, unable to resist the sweetness of the love. The song is an ode to a lover who satisfies the singer's soul, making him quiver and lose control. He emphasizes his need for the love, saying that he can't leave it alone and that he's like a hound on a lonely day, tracking it down.


The lyrics of "Wild Honey" celebrate the idea of the perfect balance in love. The singer enjoys the pleasure of being intoxicated with love but wants a love that satisfies his soul. He doesn't want it too hot or too cold, too bitter, or too sweet; he just wants a love that feels good. The song implies that too much sweetness or too much bitterness can ruin the perfect balance in love.


Line by Line Meaning

Not too bitter
Your love is not harsh or resentful towards me.


Not too sweet
Your love is not overly kind or insincere towards me.


Girl your loving just right for me
Your love is balanced and suitable for me.


Keeps me buzzin like a bumblebee
Your love fills me with excitement and energy.


Oh wild honey (wild honey)
Your love is untamed and unrefined, but I love it.


Oh baby
Expressing strong affection towards my lover.


Oh your honey cold (wild honey)
Your love is cool and refreshing to me.


Talkin bout sweet wild honey (wild honey) yeah
Continuing to express my love for untamed and unrefined love.


Can't keep your love alone (wild honey)
I cannot resist being in love with you and sharing that love.


Not hot baby
Your love is not heated or passionate beyond measure.


Not to cold
Your love is not absent or unfeeling altogether.


Girl your loving satisfies my soul
Your love completes and fulfills me deeply.


Makes me quiver
Your love shakes and excites me intimately.


Makes me lose control
Your love overwhelms and guides me beyond my own power.


I want it with your honey cold (wild honey)
I desire your love to be cool and refreshing, but still unrefined and untamed.


Oh baby
Expressing strong affection towards my lover.


Sweet sweet sweet wild honey (wild honey)
Continuing to express my love for untamed and unrefined love, while emphasizing its sweetness.


Can't leave your love alone (wild honey) oh
I cannot stay away from your untamed and unrefined love.


Oh oh baby
Expressing strong affection towards my lover.


I need you down there (yeah)
I desire your intimacy and presence very much.


Wild honey (wild honey)
Repeating emphasis on the untamed and unrefined nature of your love.


Gotta track me down baby
I am eager and excited to be pursued by you.


I'm like a hound on a lonely day (wild honey)
I am like a dog that is desperate and longing for attention and affection from you.


I know I know
I am aware of my own feelings and what I want.


Saved by honey (wild honey)
Your love has saved and rescued me.


Your loving is too good to waste (wild honey)
Your love is too valuable and precious to be neglected or unappreciated.


It make you cry baby (wild honey)
Your love can bring tears to my eyes, whether in happiness or sadness.


It'll make you laugh
Your love can bring joy and laughter to me.


Don't see lovin (wild honey)
I do not see love as something to be shallow or disingenuous about.


I'm glad
I am happy and appreciative of the love that we share.


I'm glad I found sweet honey (wild honey)
I am fortunate to have found your sweet, unrefined love.


Yeah baby
Expressing strong affection towards my lover.


Can't keep your love alone (wild honey)
I cannot resist being in love with you and sharing that love.


Set me on fire baby
Your love ignites a passion and intensity within me.


Oh baby wild honey (wild honey)
Expressing strong affection towards my lover and emphasizing the untamed and unrefined nature of their love once again.


Oh no baby saved by the soul (wild honey)
I have been saved and rescued by the deep, soulful nature of your love.


Oh, oh baby (wild honey)
Expressing strong affection towards my lover.


Talkin bout (?) my honey baby (wild honey)
Continuing to express my love for untamed and unrefined love.


No
Negating whatever was being asked or suggested previously.


No can't keep your love alone (wild honey)
I cannot resist being in love with you and sharing that love.




Writer(s): Van Mccoy

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Comments from YouTube:

Samuel Green

The GREATEST singer of all time..NO ONE CAN SING BETTER!!  DAVID RUFFIN

Sandra Atkins

Straight talk!!!. Have you ever seen the full-color picture of David in this silk suit? It's not white. That brother could saaaang and wear those clothes. LOL & BLESSINGS 🥰🥰🙏

Augustus Caesar

I use to play this song out when I first heard it.......Now whenever I listen to it I must still play it at least 8 times. RUFFIN that's my Ace all day, he can do no wrong in my book.

federico pagani

..david ruffin....the soul.....

Andrew Jackson

Real Soul music

Bianca Bagnolet

fantastique trop géniale j'adore ❤

Bianca Bagnolet

où là là c'est fantastique c'est tellement géniale c'est magnifique c'est trop trop mimi j'adore ❤

betty tolbert

I love all David songs..RIH

Jimmie Smith

he performed this on soultrain

Linda Hines

Yes he did and walk away from love as well 🖤💋🖤 2021

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