Everybody Needs Love

Marvin Gaye

About Everybody Needs Love

"Everybody Needs Love" is a 1977 song recorded by American soul singer Marvin Gaye and issued on the singer's confessional 1978 album, Here, My Dear. Though most of the songs on the album were based on a mostly antagonistic view of Marvin's first wife, Anna Gaye, a few songs like this stood out which discussed how everybody needed love. Co-composed with "Let's Get It On" co-writer Ed Townsend, the song was based on a religious theme and was switched around by Marvin in certain areas including the lyrics And my father/he needs love/that's true, baby/and I need love too hinting at the tempestuous relationship between Marvin and his minister-father Marvin, Sr. The song's musical background was also used to introduce the album on the title track. 


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See, those flowers, they need love.
See, the bluebirds, they need love.
See, the babies, they need love.
All God's children, oh, need love.
See, your mother, she needs love.
And my father, he needs love.
That's true, baby, and I need love too.
See, those rain drop rivers, they need love.
And the mountains and the valleys, they need love.
God forgive us, and send us more love from above.
Don't find good love every day; we ought to think 
Before we throw good love away.
Doesn't matter what you are,
A thief, or a beggar, or even a superstar,
As long as you were made by God above.
Oh, I know, I know, you need love; we need love,
Baby, oh, I need love, I need your love.  
(I'm standing here,) oh baby, standing in the need of
Love, I need love.
I need it; I got to have it, baby.
Oh, can't you see that I'm standing in the need?
I'm still here 'cause I need love.
I'm still with you, dear,
Cause I need your love.
And I know, oh yes, I know,
Though you feel you don't need loving,
You still need loving too, oh yes, you do.
It don't matter, no, it doesn't matter what you are;
A thief, or a beggar, or a superstar,
As long as the Lord made you from above.
I know, I know
You were made for love ('cause love is what you need and understanding,) oh, understanding 
You were made for love, sweet understanding why can't we see we were made for love.
You were made for love, baby; sweet understanding, why can't we see?  
We, (you,) were made for love. 
(Why is it so hard for us, today, to see the real?)  
We were made from love; you were made of love, 
Baby; you were made to love, baby.
What's the only thing that's gonna get us together?  
(Love's the only thing that's gonna make this cold-blooded world alright.)  
What is this we're singing about?  For the love of Jesus, let's do it.
I need a whole lot of love, sugar.
I need a whole lot of sweet love.
It's a fact.
(Who?) Even the slimy seal needs love.
(Who?) All of the folks in jail need love.
(Who?) Even a mean old man needs love.

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., was an American singer-songwriter and musician whose career spanned more than two decades. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., he was the son of a storefront minister of a local Pentecostal church sect and grew up singing gospel in church revivals as a young child. Gaye branched out into secular music as a teenager, joining the doo-wop group The Marquees, after returning from an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force, before the group was hired by Harvey Fuqua to be Harvey & The Moonglows. Following the band's separation in 1960, Gaye began working as a session drummer for the Detroit music label, Anna, before signing with Motown Records in 1961, adding an "e" to his s… more »

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Written by: Ed Townsend, Marvin P Gaye

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