"Sexual Healing" as written by Odell Elliott Brown, David Ritz and Marvin P Gaye....
Get up, get up, get up, get up!
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up!

Oh, baby now let's get down tonight

Ooh baby, I'm hot just like an oven
I need some lovin'
And baby, I can't hold it much longer
It's getting stronger and stronger

And when I get that feeling
I want sexual healing
Sexual healing, oh baby
Makes me feel so fine

Helps to relieve my mind
Sexual healing baby, is good for me
Sexual healing is something that's good for me

Whenever blue teardrops are fallin'
And my emotional stability is leaving me
There is something I can do
I can get on the telephone and call you up baby

And honey I know you'll be there to relieve me
The love you give to me will free me
If you don't know the thing you're dealing
Ohh I can tell you, darling, that it's sexual healing

Get up, get up, get up, get up
Let's make love tonight
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
'Cause you do it right

Baby, I got sick this mornin'
A sea was stormin' inside of me
Baby, I think I'm capsizin'
The waves are risin' and risin'

And when I get that feeling
I want sexual healing
Sexual healing is good for me
Makes me feel so fine, it's such a rush
Helps to relieve the mind, and it's good for us

Sexual healing, baby, it's good for me
Sexual healing is something that's good for me
Well, it's good for me and it's so good to me my baby, ohh

Come take control, just grab a hold
Of my body and mind, soon we'll be making it, honey
I'll be feeling fine,
You're my medicine, open up and let me in
Darling, you're so great, I can't wait for you to operate

I can't wait for you to operate

When I get this feeling
I need sexual healing
Oh when I get this feeling
I need sexual healing
I gotta have sexual healing, darling
'Cause I'm all alone
Sexual healing, darling
Till you come back home

Please don't procrastinate
It's not good to masturbate


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"Sexual Healing" as written by Odell Elliott Brown, David Ritz, Marvin P Gaye

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    General Comment19 comments? 19 comments? This is Marvin Gaye's work, People. 19??? At its time in history, this was one sensual song. And it still is! "Open up and let me in" and "be there to relieve me" was big stuff back when this song hit the charts. Obviously a song about making love. What I like is he uses the word "love." It's not dishpan dirty like most of today's song...recreational sex minus true loving emotion. Gaye knew how to sing a LOVE song that was also sensual. What a great talent lost...
    TurnMeOnon November 08, 2011   Link
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    General Commentmasturbation. the ad libbing proves it.

    but you don't hear me tho! :)
    roger wilcoon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol sexy.......wonder how many babies were made during this song!!!
    Music4lifeon March 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentEddie Murphy sang a portion of this song in the movie "I Spy" during a funny scene where Owen Wilson's character was trying to woo his female colleague in a back room. Eddie Murphy: "Hey! Let me at least see the goods!" (after wilson's character turns off the eyes and ears piece).
    zacsteron April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMy mom told me she heard that when Marvin Gaye and his ex-wife got divorced that, as part of the court settlement, she would receive all the money earned from his next single. Apparently he wrote this song and thought it was so stupid and that would completely bomb as a single and his ex-wife would end up not getting much money off of it. It actually did extremely well in contrast to what Marvin Gaye intended.
    Waves Of Delusionon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHaha man if that's true it's a complete bummer. This song is definitely one of his best. I just grabbed up his greatest hits for kicks and no doubt Marvin Gaye is the shit.
    UwASToLdWronGon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentVerrrrry sexy song. I've always wanted to write a song like Sexual Healing but perhaps my lack of experience is the reason why... :p

    anyhoo this has to be one of my favourite songs

    marvin gaye is indeed the shyte.
    jam jamon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! Maxwell remix version of this song is hot 2! Anybody else heard it?
    Akson March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have the acapella of this song, He says, darling please dont procrastinate, Its not good to masturbate. Its very clear in the acapella of the song, There are also some other parts that must have been cut from the song. For example: "Baaaaaby, When i should be sleep at night, I stay up and read"
    LOL, seriously Marvin Gaye says that, I think its possible that most of this song was adlibbed. Maybe just the chorus and the baaaaaaaaaaby, and vocal melody were prewritten. I do like this song a lot though, Its sad that there are 50+ Marvin Gaye's greatest hits albums and probably more.
    soulfool88_1on May 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWaves Of Delusion ur mom is wrong about this song, but right about him making an album to pay his ex wife, this song was inspired by a writer interviewing him in is apartment in belgum and there was weird porn scattered all over and the reporter told him he needs "sexual healing" and i thought it would make a good song
    tigassbittieson May 25, 2005   Link

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