Distant Lover (American Tour Live) Lyrics

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye - Distant Lover (American Tour Live) Lyrics


You know, when you're in love and your lover leaves you
And you've got nobody, the lonely hours over here
Sittin' home and thinkin', you say

Distant lover, lover
Oh, so many miles away
Oh, heaven knows that I long for you
Every night, every night and sometimes I yearn through the day

Distant lover, oh lover,
You should think about me, say a prayer for me
Please, please, baby
Think about me sometime, think about me yeah
Here in misery, misery

As I reminisce
Oh, baby, through our joyful summer together
The promises we made of the daily letter
Then all of a sudden everything seemed to explode
Now I gaze out my window, sugar, down the lonesome road

Distant lover, oh, sugar
How can you treat my heart so mean and cruel
Don't you know, sugar
That every moment that I spent with you
I treasured it like it was a precious jewel
Oh, baby

Lord, have mercy

Oh baby, don't go
Please come back, baby
Something I wanna say
When you left you took all of me with you
Now, Lord
I wonder do you wanna hear me scream and plead
Please, please, please, come back home girl
Please, baby, come back home

Oh baby, don't go
Please come back, baby
Oh, something I wanna say
When you left to go away
No other do I want, do you wanna have me plead and scream
Please, please, oh please, baby
Come back home, girl
Oh baby, come back
Oh, oh

Song & Lyrics Facts

"Distant Lover" is a popular soul song by Marvin Gaye, released as the B-side of his 1973 single "Let's Get It On". The song was written and produced by Gaye himself.

It was recorded during the American Tour in October 1973 and released on his live album, Marvin Gaye Live! which was released in December 1974. The song has become one of Gaye's signature songs and features an emotional vocal performance from the artist. It features lyrics about longing for love and companionship, with musical accompaniment from members of the Funk Brothers, including bassist Bob Babbitt, guitarist Wah Wah Watson and keyboardist Earl Van Dyke. The song has been covered by numerous artists since its release, and its lyrics have been sampled and interpolated by many hip hop and R&B acts over the years.

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