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When did you stop loving me, when did I stop loving you (1978) by Marvin Gaye

31 January 2021



When did you stop loving me, when did I stop loving you (1978) by Marvin Gaye


[Intro] (Spoken)

You know, when you say your marriage vows, they’re supposed to be for real

I mean, if you think back about what you really said about honor, loving and obeying till death do us part and all

But it shouldn’t be that way, it should, it should, it should be lies because it turns out to be lies

If you don’t honor what you said, you lie to God. The words should be changed

[Verse 1]

Ooh now as I recall, we tried a million times

Again and again and again, and that isn’t all

I gave my love to you each time to make amends

Suddenly I start to realize I can’t make it

Pretty birds fly away, I had to leave you for my health’s sake

What to do? Make you pay, for leaving you, my fine, is to pay forever

So if a fresh new love comes in, I won’t say those words again

Instead I’ll say I’ll try to love and protect you

With all my heart as long as you want me to baby

Ooh if I love again I’m gonna try a new way this time

Memories of the things we did; some we’re proud of, some we hid

So when two people have to part, sometimes it makes them stronger

Do you remember all of the bullshit, baby?

You say you love me with all your heart

If you ever loved me with all of your heart

You’d never take a million dollars to part


I really tried, you know I tried, oh baby

Although we tried, all of those promises was nothin’ but lies

I really tried, you know how hard I tried, really tried

(All that rehearsing, baby)

We really lied, didn’t we baby?

And on top of that you have scandalized, my name

[Verse 2]

What I can’t understand is if you love me

How could you turn me in to the police

Didn’t I love you good and try to take care of you?

Best I could, you were so divine and your love was like mellow wine

Pains of love, miles of tears, enough to last me for my lifetime

Broken hearts last for years, so break away to the new-day sunshine

One thing I can promise, friend; I’ll never be back again

But I’m not really bitter, babe

I wish you all the luck and all the love in the world

Good luck in the world

But I know you’ll never be satisfied

No, you still want me standin’ by your side

Memories haunt you all the time

I will never leave your mind

Got judgment on your side;

You’ve said bad things and you’ve lied

Still I remember some of the good things, baby

Like love after dark and picnics in parks

Those are the days I’ll not forget in my life

I’d rather remember, remember the joy we shared baby

I’d rather remember all the fun we had

All I ever really wanted was

To love you and treat you right

All we did was fuss and fight

It don’t matter baby

Take a lesson from it all (come on)

I never thought I’d see the day when

You’d put me through what you put me through

You tried your best

You say I gave you no rest


When did you stop loving me?

When did I stop loving you?

When did you stop loving me?

When did I stop loving you?

When did you stop loving me?

When did I stop loving you?


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