Marvin Gaye

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Father, father
We don't need to escalate.
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate.
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today.
What's Going On

Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (2 April 19391 April 1984) was an American pop, soul and R&B singer and songwriter. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, earning him the nicknames "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul".

Song lyrics

  • You are my pride and joy
    And I just love you, little darlin'
    Like a baby boy loves his toy
    You've got kisses sweeter than honey
    And I work every day to give you all I know
    And that's why you're my pride and joy.
  • By the look in your eye I can tell you're gonna cry.
    Is it over me?
    If it is, save your tears
    For I'm not worth it, you see.
    For I'm the type of boy who is always on the roam,
    Wherever I lay my hat that's my home,
    I'm telling you that's my home.
  • Father, father
    We don't need to escalate.
    You see, war is not the answer
    For only love can conquer hate.
    You know we've got to find a way
    To bring some lovin' here today.
    • What's Going On.
  • Picket lines and picket signs
    Don't punish me with brutality
    Talk to me, so you can see
    Oh, what's going on
    What's going on.
    • What's Going On.
  • Father, father, everybody thinks we're wrong
    Oh, but who are they to judge us
    Simply because our hair is long
    Oh, you know we've got to find a way
    To bring some understanding here today.
    • What's Going On.
  • Hey baby, what'cha know good?
    I'm just gettin' back, but you knew I would.
    War is hell, when will it end?
    When will people start gettin' together again?
  • Oh mercy, mercy me.
    Ah things ain't what they used to be.
    What about this overcrowded land?
    How much more abuse from man can she stand?
    Oh, na na...
    My sweet Lord... No.
    • Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology).
  • Rockets, moon shots
    Spend it on the have nots
    Money, we make it
    'Fore we see it you take it
    Oh, make you wanna holler
    The way they do my life
    Make me wanna holler.
  • Crime is increasing
    Trigger happy policing
    Panic is spreading
    God know where we're heading
    Oh, make me wanna holler
    They don't understand.
    • Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler).
  • I've come of heart, baby, but now I'm cool
    I didn't make it surely, playin' by the rules
    I've come of heart, baby, but now I'm fine
    I'm checkin' trouble, sure movin' down the line
    I've come of heart, baby, but that's OK
    'Cause Trouble Man don't get in my way.
  • I've been really tryin, baby
    Tryin to hold back these feelings for so long
    And if you feel, like I feel baby
    Come on, oh come on,
    Let's get it on.
  • Stop beatin round the bush,
    Let's get it on.
    • Let's Get It On.
  • Oh, If I should die tonight
    Oh baby, though it be far before my time
    I won't die blue, sugar yeah
    'Cause I've known you.
  • Oooh, oh, how many eyes
    Have seen their dream?
    Oh, how many arms
    Have felt their dream?
    How many hearts, baby...
    Have felt their world stand still?
    • If I Should Die Tonight.
  • Ooo remember, baby, how you made me feel just like a king?
    Ah, I've been waiting
    I'm ready for you to start doin' the things
    So I'll know you're mine.
    You're so fine, so petite, oh candy sweet.
    Ah, I've been waiting.
    Come here, baby, get to this.
  • Distant lover, ooo, sugar
    How can you treat my heart so mean and cruel?
    Didn't you know, sugar, that I dream
    Of what I spent with you?
    I treasure it like it was a precious jewel, oh baby.
    Lord have mercy!
  • Ooh, baby let's get down tonight
    Baby I'm hot just like an oven
    I need some lovin'
    And baby, I can't hold it much longer
    It's getting stronger and stronger
    And when I get that feeling
    I want Sexual Healing.
    Sexual Healing, baby
    Makes me feel so fine
    Helps to relieve my mind.
    Sexual Healing baby, is good for me
    Sexual Healing is something that's good for me.
  • Get up, Get up, Get up, Get up, let's make love tonight
    Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, 'cos you do it right.
    • Sexual Healing.
  • My baby ohhh
    Come take control, just grab a hold
    Of my body and mind; soon we'll be making it
    Honey, oh we're feeling fine
    You're my medicine. Open up and let me in.
    Darling, you're so great;
    I can't wait for you to operate.
    • Sexual Healing.
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