Dark Side of the World

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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… more »

Don't leave me, don't leave me here
On the dark side of the world, oh baby
Don't leave me, don't leave me here
On the dark side of the world

Cause my days are darker than your nights
Since I lost you, babe, since I lost you, babe
I'm like an ember fading out of sight
One more tear and I know I'll disappear

(Bring back the sunshine that you took away)
Come back baby 'cause I need you and I want you
And I just don't think I'm gonna make it without you, love

Don't leave me, don't leave me here
On the dark side of the world

Cause such loneliness I've never known
Since I lost you, babe, since I lost you, babe
I'm like a man who once knew splendor
Now all his wealth and riches, they're all gone

(Bring back the sunshine that you took away)
Listen honey, listen to me, if you can't come yourself
Please, don't send nobody else

Bring back the sunshine, baby, that you took away
Now my future lies in back of me
Since I lost you, babe, since I lost you, babe
I walk this lonely road into eternity
Just despair and emptiness everywhere

(Bring back the sunshine that you took away)
Bring it on back, baby, 'cause I need you and I want you
And I just don't think I'm gonna make it without you, love

Don't leave me, don't leave me here
On the dark side of the world

Don't leave me, don't leave me here
On the dark side of the world

Don't leave me, don't leave me here
On the dark side of the world

Written by: NICKOLAS ASHFORD, VALERIE SIMPSON

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