if i don’t love you this way lyrics – mary j. blige

if i don’t love you this way
if i don’t love you this way
if i don’t love you this way
why do i say what i say
if i don’t need you this much
why do i ache for your touch

with you it seems i could reach the stars
with reckless hopes and dreams
with you it seems i still don’t believe
how valuable you are
i’m really loving you
not pretending to
if i don’t need you this strong
why do i beg to belong
how can you doubt that i care
when i’m with you everywhere

with you i find i can close my eyes
to the world surrounding me
and you create the sweetest place
that i could ever be
i’m really loving you
not pretending to

if i don’t love you this way
why do i say what i say
if i don’t need you this much
why do i ache for your touch

you just have the smile
that makes my life worth while
that explains everything you gain

if i don’t love you this way
why do i say what i say
if i don’t need you this much
why do i ache for your touch

/ mary j blige lyrics