you can write me a letter, you can call me on the phone
but the fact of the matter is, I’m still all alone
you can spin me a story, you can tell me how you feel
but if it ain’t here, baby, it ain’t real

you can get down on your knees darling
at the end of the day
but if you’re too tired for me, just go on your way
chocolates and flowers won’t cut the deal
’cause if it ain’t here, baby, it ain’t real

if it ain’t here, I’ll have a sad face
if it ain’t here, I’ll find it some other place
if it ain’t here, you’ve had your last free meal
’cause if it ain’t here, baby, it ain’t real

I’m the kind of woman, got lots of needs
but you can’t console me with your baubles and your beads
if you’re a real lover better show me how you feel
’cause if I can’t see it then it just ain’t real

if it ain’t here, I won’t go to waste
if it ain’t here, I’ll find it some other place
if it ain’t here, you’ve had your last free meal
’cause if it ain’t here, baby, it ain’t real