"So Swell When You're Well" as written by and Aretha Franklin....
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.
Ain't nothing like the real thing.
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.
Ain't nothing like the real thing.

I got your picture hangin' on the wall,
But it can't see or come to me when I call your name.
I realize it's just a picture inside a frame.

I read your letters when you're not near me,
But they don't move me, and they don't groove me
Like when I hear your sweet voice whispering in my ear.
I play the game, a fantasy.
I pretend I'm not in reality.
I need the shelter of your arms to comfort me.

I got some memories to look back on
And though they help me when you're gone,
I'm well aware nothin' can take the place of you being there.
No other sound is quite the same as your name.
No touch can do half as much to make me feel better,
So let's get together.

Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.
Ain't nothing like the real thing.
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.
Ain't nothing like the real thing.


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"So Swell When You're Well" as written by Valerie Simpson Nickolas Ashford

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    Lyric CorrectionYou know I love you, baby, from A to Z,
    But something about you keep a-worryin' me...
    Sometimes you love me, and sometimes you don't;
    Sometimes you will, and then, sometimes you won't...

    Oh, you're so swell, baby, when you're well;
    So swell, baby, when you're well...
    So swell, baby, when you're well,
    But you just stay sick so long...

    Keep on connivin' and your jivin' too;
    True love ain't never gonna smile on you...
    You pace the floor, honey, you sit and cry;
    Pull out your hair, and then you wonder why...

    It's 'cause you're so swell, baby, when you're well;
    You're so swell, baby, when you're well...
    Yeah, so swell, baby, when you're well,
    Oh, but you just stay sick so long...

    You build me up, and then you let me down;
    Gimme little smile, but then you change it to frown...
    Yeah, if you love me like you say you do,
    How could you love me after you've been too?

    You're so swell when you're well;
    You're so swell, baby, when you're well...
    Do you know that you're so swell when you're well?
    Oh, but you just stay sick so long... Yeah, yeah...

    Fool that I am not to put you down;
    Gimme little smile, and then you change it to a frown...
    Yeah, if you love me like you say you do,
    Tell me, how could you love me after you've been too?

    Oh, ho, ho! When you're well...
    You're so swell, baby, when you're well...
    Can I hear? So swell, baby, when you're well...
    Oh, but you just stay sick so long...

    Do you know that you're ha, yeah... so swell, when you're well?
    You're so swell! So swell, baby, when you're well,
    Let me hear you now!
    Oh, but you just stay sick so long...

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
    Uh-huh... you're so swell, baby, when you're well,
    Uh-huh, yeah, yeah!
    Oh, but you just stay sick so...

    Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah! So swell, when you're well...
    You're so swell, baby, when you're well...
    So swell, baby.. when you're well,
    Oh, but you just...
    So sick, so sick, uh-huh, yeah!

    Do you know, ah, hah?
    But you just stay sick so... So sick, so sick! Yeah-heah, yeah-heah!
    Ian-samaon April 27, 2010   Link

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