"Just To Keep You Satisfied" as written by Anna Gaye, Marvin P Gaye and Elgie Rousseau Stover....
You were my wife
My life, my hopes and dreams
For you to understand what this means
I shall explain
I stood all the jealousy
All the bitchin', too
Yes I'd forget it all
Once in bed with you
Oh darlin'
How did we end up like this?
Oh baby let me reminisce
(Ooh baby) And when we
Ooh, we stop the hands of time
You set my soul on fire
My one desire was to love you
And think of you with pride
And keep you satisfied
Oh baby, oh baby
We could not bear the mental strain
Leave you, I never meant to
Now you see how much you hurt me
But, if you ever need me
I'll be by yor side
Though the many happy times we had
Can really never outweigh the bad
Oh, I never loved nobody
Like I love you, baby
Now it's time for us to say farewell
Farewell my darlin'
Maybe we'll meet down the line
(Ooh baby) It's too late for you and me
It's too late for you and I
Much too late for you to cry
It's too late for you and me
Much too late for you and I
It's too late for you and me
Much too late for you to cry, baby
Oh, we tried
God knows we tried
Now it's too late
To live and learn
Oh, it's too late, baby
It's too late for you and me
Much too late for you to cry
It's much too late

Oh, well
All we can do is we can both try to be happy

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"Just to Keep You Satisfied" as written by Marvin Gaye Anna Gaye

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    General CommentThis is a powerful song. You can feel very single word he is saying. He is telling the love of his life "goodbye" because he can no longer take her bulls--t! This song just speas to you in such way that it is hard to not understand it. He regrets the things that they have been through, but he can't take it anymore. he expresses his love sincerely to her, and you can tell by his voice that he will really miss her... and try to get over her.
    Lyrical816on August 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song KILLS me, every time.
    I know exactly what Marvin is singing about.
    bradleybon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song for the first name early this morning like around 4am and my it just made me so still; I just listened. I agree with Lyrica. He is saying goodbye to this girl, but it doesn't sound like a done-deal-type-of-goodbye. For some reason, he and this girl will always be in love and at odds. That's how i see it. I LOVE THIS SONG, man!
    Summer Babyon September 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti can relate to this song right now!
    karim405on October 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEven when he thinks of her it consumes him because what he knows of their relationship is beautiful which none can compare despite the flaws in their clash of personalities but still ....still in the midst of saying farewell it really won't be farewell because down the line they will grow even through saying its too late. Because you still hear the hope of what's to be with time. .......
    Buddah1981on September 22, 2017   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song that I never will forget. This is a song that will always touch me to my heart the reason why this was the last song I believe my father heard as he was passing away while under hospice. We were all by side my wife my brother my mom his sisters and my closest friends. This summed up their relationship my mom and my dad. They loved one another they did not know how to show the love for one another I think sometimes it hurt because they tried to do different things to show each other this their love but sometimes it was a failed attempt. They were married for all of 40 years. I felt that this was the universe saying to my mom from my dad that I love you I tried we tried I will be gone but I will always be by your side don't cry because I will always be here my love is close and dear. A very powerful song about true love and the commitment to keep it moving. I will never forget this.
    Koolbreeze08on January 27, 2018   Link

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