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"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. Wikipedia

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Song Lyrics

I guess I`d have to say this album is

dedicated to you.

Although perhaps you may not be happy,

this is what you want,

so I 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

to 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, babe.

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.


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.

Ha, I was your baby.

This is what you wanted.

Here, dear, here it is.

Here, my dear, here it is.

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Alternative Versions

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Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 1 Here, My Dear Studio Album 1994
1 1 Here My Dear (Expanded Edition) Album
1 2 The Master 1961-1984 Compilation 1995
1 74 The Master 1961-1984 Compilation 2006
1 47 50 Compilation 2007
1 74 The Master 1961-1984 Compilation 1995
1 47 Marvin Gaye '50' 2009
1 16 Late Night Tales: Jamiroquai (Remastered Edition) 2010
1 16 Late Night Tales: Jamiroquai (Remastered Edition) 2010
1 67 Motown Essentials 2009


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