"What Do You Got?" as written by Jon Bon Jovi, Brett James and Richard Sambora....
Everybody wants something, just a little more
We're makin' a living, and what we're livin' for
A rich man or a poor man, a pawn or a king
You can live on the street, you can rule the whole world
But you don't mean one damn thing

What do you got, if you ain't got love
Whatever you got, it just ain't enough
You're walkin' the road, but you're goin' nowhere
You're tryin' to find your way home, but there's no one there
Who do you hold, in the dark of night
You wanna give up, but it's worth the fight
You have all the things, that you've been dreamin' of

If you ain't got someone, you're afraid to lose
Everybody needs just one, someone to tell them the truth
Maybe I'm a dreamer, but I still believe
I believe in hope, I believe the change can get us off our knees

What do you got, if you ain't got love
Whatever you got, it just ain't enough
You're walkin' the road, but you're goin' nowhere
You're tryin' to find your way home, but there's no one there
Who do you hold, in the dark of night
You wanna give up, but it's worth the fight
You have all the things, that you've been dreamin' of

If you ain't got love, it's all just keeping score
If you ain't got love, what the hell we doing it for

I don't wanna have to talk about it
How many songs you gotta sing about it
How long you gonna live without it
Why does someone somewhere have to doubt it
Someday you'll figure it out

What do you got, if you ain't got love
Whatever you got, it just ain't enough
You're walkin' the road, but you're goin' nowhere
You're tryin' to find your way home, but there's no one there
Who do you hold, in the dark of night
You wanna give up, but it's worth the fight
You have all the things, that you've been dreamin' of

If you ain't got love, it's all just keeping score
If you ain't got love, what the hell we doin' it for
Woah, I ain't got, if you ain't got
What do you got if you ain't got love
What do you got if you ain't got love
What do you got if you ain't got love


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"What Do You Got?" as written by Richie Sambora Brett James

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is so true.
    WannabePunkEmoKidon November 13, 2010   Link
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    MemoryThis song takes me back to ever since I was younger. Me and my friends and anyone else would get asked the question what do you want more than anything else? And while others want nice cars, or fame and fortune I would always respond with love. 'Cause what's the point of success if you have no one special to share it all with?

    A rich man or a poor man A pawn or a king
    You can live on the street, you can rule the whole world
    But it don't mean one damn thing
    What do you got, if you ain't got love?

    couldn't be better said.
    YankeeCowboy92on January 06, 2011   Link

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