A Funky Space Reincarnation

Marvin Gaye

About A Funky Space Reincarnation

"A Funky Space Reincarnation" is a 1978 jazz-funk single recorded and released in 1979 by Marvin Gaye on the Tamla label. In the song, Gaye describes a parallel universe in the future where he is captain of a "space bed" and meets a woman that reminds him of his first wife, Anna. He then tells the woman that they would probably get "married in June" and tells her to "smoke a joint from out of Venus". The song seems to have been inspired by the likes of funk musicians such as Parliament-Funkadelic and Earth, Wind & Fire. Its musical arrangement is a reprise of his song "Anger", found earlier on the album. The song became a modest hit on the R&B charts, where it peaked at No. 23. In the music video he wears a glittering red outfit and is surrounded by a band (presumably his own) and a duo of female dancers. His face is given several close-ups during the video. 


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1978
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Two thousand and seventy-three
Two thousand and eighty-four
Two thousand and ninety-three

Light years ahead
You and me gon' be gettin' down
On a space bed
We gon' get married in june
We gon' be gettin' down on the moon
Light years, interplanetary funk
Is gonna get down
Star wars interplanetary funk
Still gettin' down

Music won't have no race
Only space, peaceful space
Now it's time for the trip
Step inside my little ship
I can tell by your way
That you really wanna stay
In space, funky space
Peaceful space
Terrible place
Wait 'til I've been cool
Hey baby, let's get in the groove

Girl, you look like somebody I met a long time ago
And I know I ain't never met you though but
Oooh you look like I have been knowin' you for a thousand years
God, just, mmm I don't know what's happenin', y'know, but I
I'm really empowered but every time I be checkin' you out y'know, my
You givin' me some other reaction
Seems to me though that the reason we together here
Is that we supposed to be together

Come on baby let's go peace-lovin'
And check out this new smoke
No, this thing I got
It ain't classified as dope
Smoke I got from venus
Have had it all week
It's gettin' old
Come on and try this new thing with me, baby
It's too cold

Come on now, baby
Let's take off clean
Get in this here machine
And rocket, rocket, rocket, rocket
Hey little baby
Let's magnetize
Magnets makes your love rise baby

Ooh sugar, let's get some more
Why do I feel like I been with you before?
Shoot me good with the create gun
Shoot the people and lots of fun
Everybody we created
Havin' lots of fun
Let's move the party over to star one

Alright, everybody, we're movin' now to come in for a landin' here in Pluto
Now all of you who are in group A
Send you over to the Plutotarium to be plutotized
I know that you dig that
And the rest of the group, B, I know y'all gon' have a ball
But hey, little miss birdsong, come here
You follow me

Come on baby, come on down (let's razzmatazz and all that jazz)
Come on baby come on down (let's razzmatazz and all that jazz)
Let's plug ourselves in this machine in the ground (let's touch each other and feel each other down)
Say, we need to say what we mean (let's razzmatazz and all that jazz)
Let's plug our hearts into the, the real machine (let's razzmatazz and all that jazz)
Let's see if we play, babe (let's razzmatazz and all that jazz)
Happiness around (let's touch each other, let's feel each other's ass)
C'mon baby (let's razzmatazz and all that jazz)
Come on down, ooh yeah (let's razzmatazz and all that jazz)
Says yeah
Says yes

Let's touch each other
Let's feel each other's ass
Let's razzmatazz, ooh all that jazz (mess around)

Stop
Well it's been a fantastic trip, baby
(Y'all cut it out)
We not even out yet (yeah)
come back next week now 
Get another load of (funky four)
Funky four
You know you wanna get your hands together
We be right here on time
All we gotta see now, time for the countdown, baby
Give me the countdown Zack, yeah
Keep goin' man, keep goin', you ready?

One, fun
Two, you
Three, me
Four, more
Five, no jive
Six, no tricks
Seven, we in heaven
Eight, everythin' is straight
Nine, fine
Ten, (we're in) next week
We'll do it again, ow!

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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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