"The Sweetest Thing" as written by Barry De Vorzon, Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill....
The sweetest thing I`ve ever known
Was like the kiss on the collarbone
Soft caress of happiness
The way you walk, your style of dress
I wish I didn`t get so weak
Ooo, baby, just to hear you speak
Makes me argue just to see
How much you`re in love with me
See, like a queen, a queen upon her throne

It was the sweet, sweet, sweetest thing I know,
It was the sweet, sweet, sweetest thing I know

I get mad when you walk away (don`t walk away)
So I tell you leave, when I mean stay
Warm as the sun dipped in black

Fingertips on the small of my back
More valuable than all I own
Like your precious, precious, precious, precious dark skin tone

It was the sweet, sweet, sweetest thing I know,
It was the sweet, sweet, sweetest thing I know

It was the...Ah
I tried to explain
Ah...but baby, it`s in vain

Speaking on my mother`s phone
The touching makes me think I`m grown, (you ain`t grown)
Sweet prince of the ghetto
Your kisses taste like armoretto
Intoxicating, oh, so intoxicating
How sad, how sad that all things come to an end
But then again, I`m, I`m not alone

It was the sweet, sweet, sweetest thing I know,
It was the sweet, sweet, sweetest thing I know


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"Sweetest Thing [Mahogany Mix][*]" as written by Lauryn Hill Barry De Vorzon

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    General Commenti love this song. can't believe there arent any more comments. well this song is pretty self explanatory.
    diamondprincss02on May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit makes my heart melt.
    seawaron November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song. There's so much passion in the words and in the sound. Lauryn Hill is a musical genius - I can't explain how much I love her. This song makes me want to buy a tub of ice cream and swing round my room dancing and singing along with Lauryn. Strange I know.
    rawrr-millyon August 17, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI can relate to this song in so many ways. My ex and I broke up a few months ago and I truly mean it when I say he was the sweetest thing I've ever known. It's about being intoxicated by love, all the ups and down of it. Also, how every little thing that they do (the kisses, the way they walk, fingertips on the small of my back), those are all the things that you really remember when you break up. Beautifully done song.
    LyricallyIntuitiveon February 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song first and foremost! In my opinion the feeling this song is trying to convey is one of complete adoration to a person.When you adore someone everything they do is perfect and you notice all there habits. This song has all the trappings of fresh young love.

    At the end of the song it sounds like the relationship is in the past tense like it has ended but Lauryn Hill still reminisces of her "sweet prince of the ghetto".
    Lulubaby88on April 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song first and foremost! In my opinion the feeling this song is trying to convey is one of complete adoration to a person.When you adore someone everything they do is perfect and you notice all there habits. This song has all the trappings of fresh young love.

    At the end of the song it sounds like the relationship is in the past tense like it has ended but Lauryn Hill still reminisces of her "sweet prince of the ghetto".
    Lulubaby88on April 02, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    corettapon January 25, 2014   Link

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