i gave it up (when i fell in love) lyrics – luther vandross

my friends told me all about it
they said i had to see for myself
but i never really cared much about love
i thought i could live without it
until i met this one girl
and she was so fine
i knew she was the one who could change my mind

[chorus:]
see, i used to be such a bad bad boy
and good times were my toy for joy
that was all i was thinking of
but i gave it up when i fell in love
i used to know the party people around the world
i gave it up when i found that girl
and she’s the one treats me good enough
so i gave it up when i fell in love

i thought i was justified
to only see the world through my eyes
and that it was a waste of time talkin’ ’bout love
but it only took a little time to make change my mind
’cause when she said goodbye
see, i really thought i’d never stop crying

[chorus]

[bridge:]
now, every night i dream about you and our new love
all of my friends say i’m such a different guy
and they wonder
oh, how they wonder

ad lib
i gave it up
sho’ nuff gave it up
that was all i was thinking of
but i gave it up when i fell in love

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/ luther vandross lyrics