"I Met A Little Girl" as written by and Marvin P / Gaye....
I met a little girl, sure was fine;
Pretty little thing just about blew my mind.
She took me home, and, ahh, made love to me.
I knew right then and there, this is where I wanted to be.
Most of my life I had been all, all alone,
And you're so sweet to me; don't think I'll ever roam.
And then one day as time will pass,
I had this feeling that our love would last.
Nothing could go wrong, and it seemed everything I did
Seemed to please you; all the heartaches you hid.
Then one night after we made it, and we were through,
That's when I decided I wanted to marry you.
Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife;
To love, hold, and cherish, for the rest of your life?
I do, yes I do, I do darlin',
Cause I love you.
Nineteen sixty-four.
Once you really loved me,
Once I really loved you.
Nineteen seventy-six.
Then time would change you ,
As time would really change me.
We thought our love would stand the test of time,
And, as I sing this song, right now, I wonder today, today,
If you're a friend of mine.
Cry, cry, cry, I have done some crying.
Woman, you have caused my tears to flow.
Cry, cry, cried; you cry about me?
Do you think about the kind of love we had?
Hal, le, hallelejah.
Hal, le, lu, I'm free.
Hal, le, hallelejah.
Hal, le, lu, I'm free.


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"I Met a Little Girl" as written by Marvin P Gaye Marvin Gaye

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    Song MeaningThe song basically sums up everything from the day Marvin and Anna met until some time after the two got a divorce. A few notes on the lyrics:

    ‘I met a little girl, sure was fine
    Pretty little thing just about blew my mind
    She took me home, and made love to me
    I knew right then and there this is where I wanted to be’

    Note that there are at least a few years between the day they met and when they first had sex. The two started dating 3 years after they met.

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    The year 1964 is the year Marvin and Anna got married, which explains the vowels that are exchanged just before the year is mentioned. With 1976 being the year this song was recorded in and the year the two were declared divorced by the state.

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    The last four lines would mean that Marvin is happy about the break-up when singled out and read. But this is not true as is noticeable by reading the rest of the lyrics and listening to the song (He sings that part quite soft, less confident, and somber).
    RGDyazon October 27, 2012   Link

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