You've Been a Long Time Coming

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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 s… more »


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You've been a long time coming
But darlin', welcome home
You've been a long time coming
But darlin', welcome home

So many nights I've called your name
Not knowing if I'd see you again
You've been a long time coming
But, oh, baby, welcome home

Feel, feel kinda, kinda, kinda good right now
Feel so good baby, yeah
You've been a long, real long time coming
But darlin', welcome home

You've been a long, long, long time coming
Oh, baby, welcome home

So many nights, I sit lookin' at the wall
Hoping, praying for your call
You've been a long, long time coming
But oh, baby, welcome home

Feel kinda good, so good right now
Feel so good, baby, yeah
Ha, feel so good having you home, baby
Yeah, yeah, ooh, don't ever leave me

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