Hathaway, Donny - I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know Lyrics




If I ever leave you baby... you can say I told you so
And if I ever hurt you... you know I hurt myself as well

Is that anyway for a man to carry on
Do you think I want my loved one gone
Said I love you
More than you'll ever know
More than you'll ever know

When I wasn't making much money
You know where my paycheck went
You know I brought it home to ya baby
And I never spent a red cent yeahhhh

Is that any way for a man to carry on
Do you think I want my loved one gone
Said I love you
More than you'll ever know
Heyyah
More than you'll ever know

I'm not trying to be
just any kind of man... no I ain't
I'm just trying to be somebody
You can love, trust and understand
I know I know I know that I can be
A part of you that no one else could see... yeah

But I got to hear you say,
I got hear ya say
its alright

I'm only flesh and blood
But I could be anything that you demand
I can be king of everything or just a tiny grain of sand

Now tell me
Is that anyway for a man to carry on
Do you think that I want my loved one gone
I love you... more than you'll ever know
I said I love you I love ya I love you
Heyyah don't want nobody else I don't need nobody else





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Hathaway, Donny I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know Comments
  1. Nicole Pleasant-Immanuel

    I didn't know this song existed before you revealed it to me.  It has come to mean so much to me.

  2. chris miller

    Just here to get gutted

  3. Sly Pickens

    2020 I'm here

  4. Elwin Reinhard Jr.

    It's a shame that he committed suicide .

  5. Deanna Stuckey

    I love this man! His daughter is awesome as so was he. It's still going down in 2020.

  6. LoLo Tho

    I'm diggin' this in 2020. Who's with me?

    Jason Guzman

    Ill be there till 2030 and beyond

  7. Christopher P Dufault

    This recording and Donny Hathaway's music is ageless and timeless. His was a talent that was beyond extraordinary.

  8. Ok Tony

    2020 ‼️

  9. Tam D.

    Still Jam’n 2020...🎉♥️

  10. Ishaaq Martin

    2020 what's up!

  11. TheTruth Spy

    THE ONE, THE ONLY , MR DONNY HATHAWAY. LEGEND

  12. R Muhammad

    2020.....🎶👑

  13. Jesse Dominguez

    2020 anyone ?

  14. Ebenezer Sianga

    2020 anyone?

  15. Santiago Ramos

    Hoy fue la primera vez que lo escuché, y me pareció espectacular el dramatismo de su música.

    AG OG family

    No es drama es como se sentia el se sisuido

    AG OG family

    It was heartfelt

  16. Eddy G

    I remember as teenager being blown away by Donny Hathaway's incredible singing, tragically he chose to leave the world at the age of 34. This song is one of his finest, originally written by Al Kooper as a variation of "I Love You More Than Words Can Say" by Otis Redding (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr7feWQZuPY) another great artist of the 60's who died young (airplane crash). Kooper was one of the first white rock artists to draw from r&b and soul roots (including adding horns) and blew all of us hippies away, while he does a very credible job with the vocals he didn't come close to the pure emotion of Donny Hathaway. If you really want your guts wrenched listen to "I Who Have Nothing" by Donny and Roberta Flack (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YceJjhuduY).

  17. Basil

    Obama brought me here

  18. Albernette Miller

    😔❤️I’m In Love With My Best Friend ... We got in an argument today and I hung up, now I’m sitting in my living-room about to lose my mind. Afraid to call first 😢

    R Muhammad

    Make that call...... don't wait..... do it!

  19. Habiba Lovelimind

    ☺️☺️😌😌😊😊🥰🥰🥰🥰 lovely . All is forgiven . 🙌🏽

  20. deandre williams

    Damn!!!

  21. Negasi88

    To have someone who FEEL this deep for me. Is that asking to much?

    R Muhammad

    No baby it's coming.... just be ready💕

  22. JOmegaRadical

    Damn this song. Donny Hathaway fills me with nostalgic feelings that no other song could. I grew up in the suburbs of Houston but there were two Summers when my dad decided to have me and my sister attend a summer program with his girlfriend's kids called S.H.A.P.E. The program was in the projects and pretty much all the other kids in the program had grew up in the area as well. But there was never any altercation between us because of how we grew up. The kids were incredibly well behaved and had more sense than most of the kids I know now. I got along with all of them and made so many memories at S.H.A.P.E. But the summer of 9th grade year was the last year I'd ever see any of them. And I didn't even get to say goodbye. Our dad just suddenly stopped taking us there and now I'll never have anything of sentimental value for the program but my memory. Enjoying the pool every Wednesday, Siva would always pretend we could waterbend. Still remember when one chick was crying in the pool and I carried her out. We made cleaning up trash at the park exciting. Siva and I would collect bottle caps with the plan of selling them off. I still had the bottle caps until my dad called me one day saying he threw them away because there was a strange liquid in the container. I remember learning how to step and performing with all my friends. I still cherish the memory by stepping at school and all the other kids watching in awe. I remember playing basketball at the court, I wasn't the best but I sure as hell gave it my all. I remember arts and crafts where I made a jean necklace amongst other things. Me and the guys would sit back and talk about who we thought was the cutest. I think the jean necklace is all I really have left of S.H.A.P.E. Raven was bipolar but we loved her. Kimmel had the best smile. Cassius would do the dumbest shit but we would all laugh. Siva was definitely the anime kid but he was my best friend and we got into loads of shit together.

    I didn't mean for this to be that long but I guess it'll drown in the comments anyway. Thank You Donny for keeping some of my best memories alive.

  23. colsome miah

    12/19...haunting, driven, avant guard, sophisticated, throbbing, febrile, exceedingly sad, strikingly descriptive of a love that is lost ....misery filled with the raw pain of longing...Donny.....touches the crevices of your heart...missing you....nobody can mourn and moan like Donny......My Song.....I always wonder why......guess everybody does....and who knows??????

  24. Shana Wimbley

    2020🥰🥰🥰🥰

  25. Belmont 216

    Soul sanctuary music..”more than you’ll ever know”.

  26. Angela L Kennedy

    Where did this music GO!! Sing Donnie 🍷Christmas 2019!

  27. Catherine Leven

    Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 2019, I still love you Donny

  28. Adrienne Woodfork

    Yea ! I feel this song in my soul 🤘🏾

  29. Clarine Currie

    Transcends time and keeps on giving and giving ...

  30. Dena Gray

    1.7K thumbs down?!!!!? What’s wrong with people? Must be the younger generation… The crap they play these days - they don’t even know what music is anymore… So sad.

  31. Shannon Hunt

    2:34-2:44 that "heyeeaaah" effortless perfection

  32. paul olderoo

    Play it again, Donny.

  33. Brandy Webb

    Only in death. You dont love me.

  34. Wendy Miller

    🥺😢😭 This the truth Wow!

  35. Ahmed Alsahafi

    Alslam aaleykom
    From Saudi Arabia with more love and respect for the great donny hathaway

  36. TheSaddi81

    Damn, that song breaks you sooner or later.... wow

  37. Ayi D'almeida

    If you do in 2019 like and click.
    That's what I'm calling a music.
    I suddenly feel so refreshed and restarted.🇹🇬🇹🇬🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

  38. Betsy Cawn

    This song and its bringer are my solace at this night's end, as many others.

  39. Rhiannyn Reynolds

    Chills! Literally gives me chills every time!! Periodt.

  40. Emiliano Alaggia

    que elasticidad tiene las enaniyas cuando escuchan al buen donny cabe,a de chota

  41. Eddie Haskel

    Soul, Blues and Jazz done beautifully!!!

  42. Donald Miller

    This is truly god singing through the late great Donnie Hathaway

  43. Deba Vick

    It feels good but I prefer the version from blood sweat and tears..

  44. Sharon Oakley

    Stop urself man, this is an error. I flew through looking fir today'si Libra messages. I couldn't help changing pages, cannot see ahead on this phone
    For God sake do not attach & hold on for months. I'm only. absolutely only interested in Libra, bit she has a family. So look man it is what it is, do not attach. I have 1foot out the doir. Dont want love right now anyway, unless that was with Libra Looking to work more come January, depends on what it is too. Working on my responses to ppl, & to make sure I'm looking out for myself more too. So let this go man, I just finally got you all off of me so not looking to repeat, its exhausting. Thanks, Scorpio

  45. Autumn Blair

    This is the perfect song for a strip tease.

  46. Franco Maksimchuk

    It must be difficult for a drummer to keep such a slow tempo around 35 bpm. Specially at the intro, when there is no subdivitions played in the hi-hat.

  47. SSG. Christopher Johnson

    This, some dark liquor, and a serious decision. 12-12-19

    Autumn Young

    SSG. Christopher Johnson

    Well said.

  48. Gina White

    What a voice

  49. Edward Contreras

    I hear leela james things you do for love

  50. Ms2cme

    Song for the person you love and cant get to touch or speak or feel.....is like the death of the person you loved most. That kind of love is rare and pure and true. To feel it once is like death to feel it twice is divine. 😥

  51. Ms2cme

    Someone needs to invent a gutted soul bleeding love dieing emoji 🖤

  52. Barbara Cartwright

    I'm crying right now. But it's a happy cry.

  53. LaNika Barnett

    2019 December

  54. Chis Jun Daryll

    👍👍👍👍👍

  55. JOmegaRadical

    No👏🏾 one👏🏾 cares👏🏾 what👏🏾 year👏🏾 you're👏🏾 listening👏🏾 to👏🏾 this👏🏾 song👏🏾

  56. Niko Sarabosing

    WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE. HOLY.....

  57. Jahnai Sepulona

    2019 anyone?

  58. Patience Khoza

    All along I thought this was kenny latimore's song... This guy's voice is a bomb

  59. Karen Wood

    🇬🇧❤️

  60. Flynn Stevenson

    So thankful to have felt and understood this type of love from a man. 2012 RIP Honey.

  61. MissNu

    I loved you and always will

  62. Dark Storm

    YES I will 💖

  63. Brian Reid

    For the love of my life!!! 39113

  64. Bo Young

    He get me a lot of women when I was younger and I do think hem for all his life song's God bless you and your family

  65. Victor Martinez

    This is not an old song, this is a message, a message that is new to anybody who can feel it in there soul.. Is a beautiful song with such an amazing love message.... Woow........ 😘😘😘😘😘🌅

  66. Ezequiel Casañas

    una joyita

  67. Monica Bell

    Bellisimo

  68. david anthony

    This song has a lot of feelings behind it.....

  69. Robert Patterson

    Real story

  70. Cyril S

    You know that I love you and if I hurt you I am hurting myself....

  71. A Sup

    🇰🇼❤️❤️❤️

  72. Restless Mind

    He wanted to be free. Anguish abound. All during those troubled times. He knew.

  73. Valarie Parks

    Dislikes/thumbs down???

  74. Valarie Parks

    RIP🙏
    D. Hathaway🎤🎶🎧🎺🎹🎤🎶🔥👈

  75. Audrey Ali

    Black gold

  76. Mary Gooch

    I listen to him in my 20s now I'm 67 still sounds great

  77. Andre Cartier

    I'm a French guy moved to an inner city black neiborhood at 13. I hadn't listed to Donny in a long time , but here I found myself in tears. I don't know if it's Donny or just my life.

  78. your business now

    these songs need to be remastered , bring out the beautiful sound, 100 per.
    more people would listen then .

  79. agapereign

    I’m glad I grew up during the time music like this was playing on the radio.

    Black light basement parties.
    Bell bottom pants and halter tops.
    Big fros and black power fist picks.
    When men were gentlemen and women were ladies.
    When there was no misogyny, whore culture, or violence blaring in every song.
    When we were taught to respect our bodies, respect our elders, respect our parents, and the importance of personal responsibility.
    Before video games so we had to go outside to play, but be sure you’re in before the streetlight came on.
    Eating dinner together as a family.
    When violence was uncommon and when you did something wrong, you went to jail because there was no such thing as no snitching.

    Man, I miss those days.

  80. Treasure Troll

    Ladies I don't know what We did but it seems like The Creator uprooted and placed Men like this on another Planet. 💔😭

  81. Walter Legrand

    Gone to soon!

  82. Diana Toro Jiménez

    So sexy

  83. Sam Gerard

    Wow, my mother and father RIP use to listen and dance to this song..
    Childhood revisited in my head, makes me want to cry...

  84. Frederique Lanoix

    💑💜💖💗

  85. Joe Dewit

    Gold, black power.

  86. Kristina Sullivan

    If I ever leave you, baby
    You can say I told you so
    And if I ever hurt you
    You know, I hurt myself as well
    Is that any way for a man to carry on
    Do you think I want my loved one gone
    Said I love you
    More than you'll ever know
    More than you'll ever know
    When I wasn't making much money
    You know where my paycheck went
    You know, I brought it home to you, baby
    And I never spent a red cent
    Is that any way for a man to carry on
    Do you think I want my loved one gone
    Said I love you
    More than you'll ever know, yeah
    More than you'll ever know
    Now listen to this
    I'm not trying to be just any kind of man
    No, I ain't
    I'm just trying to be somebody
    You can love, trust and understand
    I know, I know, I know that I can be
    A part of you that no one else could see, yeah
    But I gotta hear you say
    I got to hear you say
    It's alright
    I'm only flesh and blood
    But I can be anything that you demand
    I can be King of everything
    Or just a tiny grain of sand
    Now tell me
    Is that anyway for a man to carry on
    Do you think that I want my loved one gone
    I love you
    More than you'll ever know
    I said I love you
    I love you, I love you, hey
    Don't want nobody else but you

  87. Augustus White

    The purest voice in Music bar none.

  88. Deanna Stuckey

    2019 and I still love me some Donny Hathaway!

  89. Luisa Marte

    Excuse me ... melting here!

  90. Monique Robinson

    It's not funny cause.....I won't even eat...no whining

  91. Herb Moeran

    I’d probably like this song if I was a fat junkie stalker or a cousin fucking loser with fungus growing on my dick

  92. Frank Sinatra Adler

    The power in this song is amazing

  93. Nan

    Awu kodwa bakithi!!! 😭 ♥