Here, My Dear

Marvin Gaye

About Here, My Dear

"Here, My Dear" is a song written, composed and produced by American soul singer Marvin Gaye, issued on the album of the same name in 1978. The song was a sort of introduction to the deeply confessional and post-divorce concept that gave a chronological look back at the tempestuous marriage between Marvin and first wife Anna. The lyric, You don't have the right to use a son of mine to keep me in line, became a memorable lyric for fans of Gaye and very much was a lyric attacking Anna for demanding alimony and child support payments to support then-twelve-year-old Marvin, III. Marvin then sarcastically told his wife that he dedicated the album to her but warned that she might "not be happy" and telling Anna "this is what you wanted" making a reference to the judge in their divorce case to give up royalties from this album to Anna. The song's musical background would be used for the song "Everybody Needs Love" from this album. 


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I guess I'll have to say this album is
Dedicated to you
Although perhaps I may not be happy
This is what you want
So I've conceded
I hope it makes you happy
There's a lot of truth in it, babe

I don't think I'll have many regrets, baby
Things didn't have to be the way they was, baby
You don't have the right to use the son of mine
keep me in line
One thing I can't do without
Is the boy whom God gave to both of us
I'm so happy, oh, for the son of mine

So here it is, baby
I hope you enjoy, reminisce, be happy
Think about the kisses and the joy
But there were those other moments too
The times that were cloudy and grey
Ah, but you taught me that was life
May love ever possess you
May peace come into your life
Always think of me the way I was
(I) aha, I was your baby (ooh)

This is what you wanted
(Here, my dear) here, dear, here it is
(Here, my dear, here it is)

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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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