Temptations, The - Beauty Is Only Skin Deep Lyrics




So in love, sad as could be
'Cause a pretty face got the best of me.
Suddenly, you came into my life
And gave it meaning and pure delight.
Now, good looks, I've learned to do without.
'Cause now I know it's love that really counts.

'Cause I know that...
(Beauty's only skin deep, yeah, yeah, yeah.)
I know that...
Beauty's only skin deep, yes indeed.

Now you speak your words warm and sincere.
And let's me know that your love is near.
A pretty face you may not possess
But what I like about you is your tenderness.
A pretty face maybe some guys taste
But I'll take lovin' in it's place.

'Cause I know that...
(Beauty's only skin deep, yeah, yeah, yeah.)
And you know that...
Beauty's only skin deep, oh baby, oh yeah.
(Oh yeah, Oh yeah)

(Beauty's only skin deep, yeah, yeah, yeah.)
Ooo
(Beauty's only skin deep, oh yeah.)
Yes it is.

My friends ask, what do I see in you
But it goes deeper than the eye can view.
You have a pleasin' personality
And that's an ever lovin' rare quality.
Now show me a girl, a girl that's fine
And I'll choose the one with true lovin' every time.

I know that...
(Beauty's only skin deep, yeah, yeah, yeah)
And I believe that...
Beau- know that beauty's only skin deep.

So if you're lookin' for a lover. (Oh yeah)
Don't judge a book by it's cover. (Oh yeah)
She may be fine on the outside (Oh yeah)
But so untrue on the inside. (Oh yeah)
Ooo





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  2. Rosie Williams

    My favor song is beauty on skin deep christman song silent night my christmas song silent night

  3. Rosie Williams

    Love the temptation

  4. Latricia Patterson

    David Ruffin was the man ,!!!!

  5. Lonny S

    Pimping at its best🤘🏾🤞🏾💯

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  7. Dr. killpatient

    But ,UGLY IS TO DA BONE !!! Love the Temp's, but sorry; can't get IT UP for an ugly woman. No offense.

  8. Tiannah Tionna

    Still listening to this dec 2019 a true classic

  9. Ora Silmon

    Just can't touch this.... the best music.

  10. E dub

    So in love sad ass it could be

  11. Ashley Redd

    David Ruffin had that voice. Cant deny that

  12. Melinda Kai

    Look at Eddie Kendricks...so handsome

  13. Raquel Pope

    💕💕😩

  14. Ronald Washington

    For me, there is no other group that signified the sound of the 60' s than the Temptations. Hands down,THEE best male group of that era.

  15. Edward Robitson

    This is for all the ugly women out here in chicago illions beautie is only skin deep .

  16. Ken Wallace

    David Ruffin a true showman one of the greatest that ever did it!

  17. Rico T

    Quality. Top quality tunes such as this classic will never ever get old or date.

  18. Edward Robitson

    Fine women gets all the attention oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!! Stay away.

  19. Edward Robitson

    This is for all the uglest women out here the ones with inner beautiy and sweet persomaity the fi e women our all fucked up with deaseses uglness cause every mam wa ts to have if you looki ng for a lover dont judge a book by its cover oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Edward Robitson

    Its telli g you about sexy ugly women they need love to .

  21. Judy Jae

    Fantastic song..love the Temptations w/ David Ruffin. The title of the song is so true:)

  22. L. ANGEL LOVE

    THE TEMPTATIONS WERE THE BEST
    AND WILL REMAIN THE BEST FROM
    HERE TO ETERNITY

  23. Anita Loyd

    Stop playing

  24. Linda Hines

    and ugly is to the bone! let your light
    shine no matter how you look! I have good looking people with ugly ways and personality and it makes them look
    real bad!💜🕶💜🗨🕶🗨!

  25. Jason Voorhees

    Fun Fact: David & Berry Gordy’s father was one of the people who helped build Hitsville USA

  26. Gutto Squadlife

    September 2019 riding listening to oldies

  27. L ANGEL LOVE

    OTIS WILLIAMS AND
    THE NEW TEMPTATIONS ARE TRULY AMAZING AND THEY CAN

    PUT ON AN OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES THAT'S SO GENUINE AND UNFORGETTABLE

    SO FORGET THE NEGATIVE ENERGY BECAUSE IT'S ALL
    ABOUT SHOW AND TELL FROM

    THEIR BIG HITS LIKE "I'M HERE"
    "THIS IS MY PROMISE" AND
    "STAY WITH ME", JUST TO NAME

    A FEW, SO NEVER HESITATE TO SEE THEM AT THEIR GOD-GIVEN
    BESTSELLING PERFORMANCES

  28. Delois Jackson

    David let a pretty face get the best of him, but he finds that it’s love that really counts. Beauty is only skin deep. don’t judge a book by its cover. a true lesson to be learned. My favorite all time group. Love ❤️ the Temptations. 💯💯💯💯❤️❤️❤️❤️

  29. rick smiff

    How lucky was I to have the songs out of Motown as the sound track of my life

  30. Derek Smith Jr

    I like the movie version better

  31. RC Thomas

    Remember it took all 5 to make 1 bad ass record.

  32. Mary Jenkins

    It took me years before I realized how many of the R&B singers would go to "church" while singing a lyric... So when David sings "Beautyyyy" only skin deep" he takes us to the church!!!

  33. Tequisa Page

    The Classic Five had the BEST harmonies 😩😩😩

  34. Hennis the Siamese

    after that...on their own....

  35. Hennis the Siamese

    When David grabbed the mic...yeah, sit down. It was like God said, if you dig this, I'll send you this one....

  36. Tanya Peterson

    THE TEMPTATIONS WAS MOTOWN DYNAMITE AND STILL IN 2019!

  37. King World

    Now I know what love is all about

  38. undercoverboss2020

    Beauty may only be skin deep, but DAMN so important. LOL 😁😁😉

  39. Edward Robitson

    The ulitamite super jam talking homely women

  40. Shakira Boo

    Glad to be born in 74 love oldschool music👌

  41. Mz Vee

    "Im David Ruffin, & these are The Temptations"
    LMFAOOOOOOOOO
    what a bold cold azz dude he was, & I LOVE him !!!!

  42. Earnestine Cole

    "I will forever hate the way David went out!!!!! It was sad!!!!!!!!! Such a marvelous talent Gon to pure waste!!!!! That voice was FLAWLESS!!!!!! I look up to his talents, but his life style was a joke!!!! But we all have a choice, Heaven or Hell!!!!!! God or the Devil!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and I loves the fat DIMEPIECES....... My all time f
    Av, but I'll take a unattractive (I don't use the word ugly, because that's a disrespectful, bogus word) BBW with a raw body!!!!!! All I actually go by is body in life, I love meaty, fleshy females!!! So if you ain't got much of a face, but yo body bad, I'll spend the rest of my life with ya!!!!! Looks don't count at all with the child!!!!! Lol and if you highly UNATTRACTIVE, but you thick, you can get loved down too!!!!! I promise I never went by looks, just body!!!I'm a PERFECT guy in looks, so on this side I only settle for PERFECT bodies!!!! I'm thick myself, and always been thick, plan on always being thick, so I'm attracted to ONLY THICK females!!!! Plus beauty on the inside more important to me!!!! I like all colors too, but my main preference is black women!!!!! Their the goats, my fav of all time!!!! Nothing hotter or greater than natural black women!!!!!!! But if you not cute and you have no body, then that don't excite me at all and you don't get the time of day!!!!! There's somebody for you, but that somebody's not me!!!!!!!! I just NEED ya thighs to be thunder and that bottom to be fatter than life!!!!!! The fatter, the better to me!!!!! You just don't need to be half way dead!!!!! The only time skinny women are fun is if they are super cute, other than that I can't deal with it!!!!!!! Now on the other side of eternity I'd deal with skinny UNATTRACTIVE ones if I had to, but since I don't I can have pretty much what I choose,A HUMOGOUS BLACK WOMAN WUTH A JUMBO BUTT IS WHAT I DESIRE............... AND SHE AIN'T GOTTA BE CUTE EITHER!!! Body is the one thing that's mandatory with me!!!!! Gotta be fat or thick, in order to deal with me!!!!!!!!" πFYE O aka The dime piece Loveeπ

  43. Mark Mahan

    This was the jam at Champion Jr.High,,,in the late 60s

  44. Danford Boyt

    Beauty's only skin deep!!!

  45. Anna rose

    How I can be a native speaker?😅

  46. Deby Nash

    I miss the original 5. No one compares....May they all rest in peace.

  47. 215 Queen

    20/19 who's whit me💞💞

  48. Marion Johnson

    Amen, to Calvin Moe' s statement, amen!!!!

  49. Daphne Rodriguez

    POWERFUL AMAZING THE TEMPTATIONS 👑👑👑👑👑💯❤🖤💚BROWN FAMILY. ALWAYS DAPHNE COTTON 💜🦋.

  50. The Pride of London

    Nobody:

    Me asking my future kids: what y’all youngins know bout this ?!

  51. Sheila Palmer

    He was fantastic

  52. Sheila Palmer

    Nobody's can't never ever take his place

  53. Chris Wooten

    Without David Ruffin, The Temps is some fake ass Temps!! YOU HEAR ME??? Y'ALL FAKE, IMMITATION, WITHOUT DAVID RUFFIN!!!!😂😂😂😂

    Bobby walker

    not true eddie was bad too but David was the man they made it without David with Dennis Edwards

  54. game boy

    So if your looking for a lover don't judge a book by its cover. Love this song the harmony the words meaning feeling.

  55. Sharon Zorn

    I am 68 they can’t even hope to sing like this in 2019 !

  56. Ybocajm

    Love this song and the Temptations movie.

  57. Tyrone Robinson

    i enjoyed it

  58. chocolate woman

    What I loved about David's voice is his phrasing. Sophisticated yet southern. He was from Mississippi. Eddie was from Alabama, loved his phrasing too.

  59. Domonique Ayers

    THIS IS GROWN FOLKS MUSIC
    THESE YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY

    HAVE NO IDEAL, UNLESS THEY WERE
    SCHOOL BY THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS

  60. keep on rollin 79

    Wtf happened to good music,R.I.P. motown,I wasn't even a thought yet when this was recorded.

  61. Cahlia Hamilton

    David Ruffin had that voice that would make women come out they panties frfr

  62. Dom's Tv Productions

    I play this like it just came out 💯

  63. Deborah Patterson

    This is when everything that came out of MOTOWN was a hit BOTH sides!!!! SOLID GOLD SOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. Demetra Smith

    2⃣0⃣9⃣9⃣?? 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  65. Ray Milligan

    they were singing about Kamala Harris, her Evil goes clear to the Bone !

    Linda Hines

    what's about her that black people dont like I'm black and she dont seem like she has a big fan club I didnt know anything about her before this pre election.

  66. Ryan Speed

    Awesome!! How can you give this masterpiece a thumbs down. 🤔

  67. Verlincia Jones

    This is my favorite group of all times.
    Rest well Mr. David Ruffin thank you for wonderful music...

  68. Ermonique Luton Trese

    Favorite song STILL❤️

  69. Dank Youtuber

    449 KKKlansmen have disliked this

    Marie Mary

    Dank Youtuber I LOVED THEM. AND MOTOWN WAS ALL I LISTENED TO AS A WHITE SCOTTISH AND FRENCH AND NORWEIGIAN LADY. I KNEW WHAT WAS UP!!!❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  70. Black Country Boy 1992

    I look up to Mr Ruffin . I see the way he handles that mic with so much confidence and the way he looks at the crowd as if he knows exactly what he’s doing like “ I got this “ lol

  71. Geary Walker

    Both ruffin brothers could sing beauty is only skin deep separate

  72. Gary Cooper

    "A pretty face you may not possess"...
    How to low-key tell a girl she's ugly and still get some! 😂😂😂

  73. Annie Robertson

    Beautiful!!!!! 2019!!! Still treasuring 💯

  74. Barbara Brown

    1303088. Thanks so much for upload of unforgettable group, The tempting Tempations , never be another like them .R.I.P. DAVID AND EDDIE , you'll will never be forgotten.

  75. Ty Oneal

    😍😍😍😍😍😍

  76. Gary Murphy

    Love those drums

  77. Kurt Adams

    Mr. Ruffin

  78. Willemenia Hamilton

    I was in the sixth grade a boy Clyde Smith paid my lunch every week he was so cute I was so big in I just want to say thank you Clyde Smith from Amite Louisiana never forget you my friend at that time Willemenia Higginbotham willemenia Hamilton thanks so much for being nice to me a big fat girl.you were the handsome guy at Amite High.never forgot you I told my kids and grandkids about you love you were ever you are

  79. Bruce Fields

    One of the best soul groups ever!!!

  80. Shelia Paige

    Go ahead on David Ruffin still kicking it in 2019 love hm pay the way4other now yesssssss👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👍👍👍👍👍👍👠👠👠👠👠👠👠 SheliaP 💜 💜💜 💜💜 💜💜 💜😍😍 😍😍 😍🤗❣️❣️❣️❣️ love it still

  81. Bopout Gang

    Cash app me $monyahall

  82. This is Laflare Tv

    "I made your ass's you ungrateful sons of bitches"!!!

  83. This is Laflare Tv

    "aint nobody coming to see you Otis"!!!

    M. F. Richardson

    Otis Redding and Carla Thomas ??????

  84. Kurt Adams

    Message in the music

  85. Amanda Little

    My Baby love’s this soing

  86. Big Mike

    These guys did background live in studio on one mic. Just imagine if they had today’s technology with their talents. These young cats just don’t know. There’s no autotune then guys.

  87. RADIANT CHILD

    Temptations FOREVER!!

  88. Raymond Foster

    Translation; I'm in love with an ugly girl.

  89. Robert Hurd

    Bad Black man with so much soul

  90. Maya Htx

    I bet everybody know the dance to this

  91. JT SmoovBoy Thomas

    Yeah yeah yeah.2018 still listening.

  92. Lisa Alvis Arellanes

    So true. When Albert Arellanes got with you Diana, this is exactly what he was thinking cause you is one ugly looking bitch with a bad overbite. Bitch you look like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons. LMFAO!!!

  93. Fred Jackson

    My friends ask what i see you? 2018 and still jams. Temptations for ever.

  94. Jim Zorn

    i miss my girl you know al

  95. c1958n

    Dedicated to Omarosa

  96. Roscoe Hill

    Cool baby cool

  97. Marion Johnson

    God given talent, used the right way, singing about LOVE!!!!

  98. Sandy Beaches

    I was little girl and madly in love with David Ruffin's voice. Can anybody please tell me what do you call that voice. Is it falsetto or baritone or what. I love that man's voice ya'll. He could sing "Mary had a little Lamb" and I would still be hollering and screaming and on the floor. He had the sexiest voice Ever!

    Linda Hines

    He said in his last interview with Eddie he did
    Know what kind of voice he had but he for sure could really sing.

    Doretha Smith

    Sandy Beaches Paul was the Baritone. David had great range he could go from falsetto to Baritone. But from what I read he was a tenor, 2nd tenor. Eddie 1st tenor. Most people don’t think of David as a Tenor but that’s what he was. This is how a music critic described David and Eddie ‘s voices;

    “Ruffin's gritty tenor and Kendricks' ethereal falsetto need each other.”

  99. Kwame Aboagye

    The Temptations are great soul group of all time from the motor city of Detroit. David Ruffin, Otis Williams, Ed Kendricks, Mel Franklin and Paul Williams made the girls cry so much about them. Unfortunately David Ruffin went downhill and Dennis Edwards took over and the rest of them were happy. RIP, Mel, Paul, David, Otis, Ed and Dennis what great soul legends they were.