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"Is That Enough" is a 1977 song recorded by American soul singer Marvin Gaye. Recorded shortly after a day in court with Anna, the usually moody singer pondered around his recording studio before getting his band together to record this song in which Marvin attacked Anna for using her monetary gain to force Gaye to pay for attorney fees. Using a funkier, blues-based and smooth jazz production, Gaye sung in a comfortable tenor. The last two minutes of the song was given to one of Gaye's saxophonists while Gaye is imagined to have smoked his joint as hinted in the lyric this is a joke/I need a smoke. This track would later on be sampled by Three 6 Mafia on their 2000 single, "Sippin' on Some Syrup". Wikipedia


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Song Lyrics

Whoa, I was a fool from the start
Fooling around with my mind instead of my heart
I was young and fine and you plucked me clean
Oh but you didn't know that, I didn't know that
You didn't know what I mean

You know you had a brother who thought he was cool
But really, I was a dumb little fool
You said you'd never, never go away
and stay beside me night and day
You said you would love and obey
Well you should, well you should
It can only get you good

I was a dumb little fool
I was a dumb little fool
but I'll never get enough get enough
Enough of that funky stuff
I'm gonna jump back in
Up to my neck again

You always knew that I
wasn't that kind of guy
All the times I thought you knew
well I was busy loving you
What was you afraid to lose
Everybody's got to choose

I don't know if I'm gonna get a yeah or neh
or if I'm gonna do what his honor says

(Too possessive, jealous
She was too possessive, jealous
Too possessive, jealous
She was so possessive, jealous)

But if I decide, to be true one day,
I wanna know
would be satisfied?
Would you be satisfied?
Baby, would you be satisfied?
Baby, Would you be satisfied ...

Is that enough, baby
Is that enough
Last you a lifetime
Is that enough
Is that enough
Keep you happy
Is that enough
You know I know you
and I know that you just love
that expensive stuff

You got a flair for style
and you're stylin' all the while
What could I do
The judge said she got to keep on living
the way she accustomed to
You're trying to break a man
I don't understand
Somebody tell me please, tell me please
Why do I have to pay attorney fees (My baby's)
Attorney fees (Ooh baby)
This is a joke
I need a smoke
Wait a minute

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Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 5 Here, My Dear Studio Album 1993
1 5 Here My Dear (Expanded Edition) Album

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Marvin Gaye (/ɡeɪ/; born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American soul singer, songwriter, and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house ... View All »
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