I've been really tryin', baby
Tryin' to hold back this feeling for so long
And if you feel like I feel, baby
Then, c'mon, oh, c'mon, whoa

Let's get it on
Ah, baby, let's get it on
Let's love, baby
Let's get it on, sugar
Let's get it on, woo hoo

We're all sensitive people
With so much to give
Understand me, sugar (ooh ooh)
Since we've got to be here
Let's live
I love you

There's nothing wrong with me
Loving you, baby no no
And giving yourself to me can never be wrong
If the love is true, oh baby

Ooh don't you know how sweet and wonderful life can be ooh (let me love you)
I'm asking you baby to get it on with me ooh ooh (let me love you)
I ain't gonna worry (let me love you)
I ain't gonna push, won't push you baby (let me love you)
So c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, baby
Stop beatin' 'round the bush, hey

Let's get it on (ooh ooh)
Let's get it on (ooh ooh)
You know what I'm talkin' 'bout
C'mon, baby, hey, hey
Let your love come out
If you believe in love
Let's get it on, ooh
Let's get it on, baby
This minute, oh yeah
Let's get it on
Please, please get it on

I know and you know what I've been dreaming of, don't you baby? (ah, ah, ah, ah)
My whole body makes that feelin' of love, I'm happy (my body wants ya, my body wants ya)
I ain't gonna worry, no I ain't gonna push (ah)
I won't push you baby, woo (ah ah)

C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, darlin'
Stop beatin' 'round the bush
Oh, gonna get it on (ooh, ooh)
Threatenin' you, baby (ooh, ooh)
I wanna get it on (ooh, ooh)
You don't have to worry that it's wrong (ooh, ooh)
If the spirit moves ya (ooh, ooh)
Let me groove ya good (ooh, ooh)
Let your love come down (ooh, ooh)
Oh, get it on

C'mon, baby (ooh, ooh)
Do you know the meaning? (ooh, ooh)
I've been sanctified (ooh, ooh), hey hey
Girl, you give me good feeling (ooh, ooh) (so good)
So good, somethin' like sanctified (ooh, ooh)

Oh dear I, baby (ooh, ooh)
Nothing wrong with love (ooh, ooh)
If you want to love me just let your self go (ooh, ooh)
Oh baby, let's get it on (ooh, ooh)

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Let's Get It On Lyrics as written by Ed Townsend Marvin Gaye

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  • +4
    General CommentI believe this song is about sexual intercourse.
    kmk_natashaon February 04, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis song is about checkers, as far as I can tell.
    BlackManta_77on April 10, 2007   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationThis song is clearly about the rigors of Viking life in eighteenth-century Scandinavia. "Getting it on" was Viking slang for the ritual sacrificing of a goat in reverence to the Norse god Odin.

    Marvin really chose to emphasize the heartbreak of Viking mothers and wives forced to send their brood off to rape and pillage the English countryside, the line "we're all sensitive people" is a direct reference to a saying passed down through Scandinavian lore (original tongue "Ragnarok yule'woad gwe'lheny") which Vikings uttered moments before plunging their halberds into the chests of farmhands.

    F33bson December 01, 2008   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIt's about fuckin'.
    pearcedon October 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo, no, I believe natasha is on to something... this song may be about the sex! I always interpreted this song as being M. Gaye's emotional observation on the Soviet threat on the modern world, but PERHAPS... it's just about hitting that proverbial shit.
    Compuwiz19on November 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you've listened to Marvin before and after this album you'll know that he was a deeply religious man. However he was also a very sexual man and this song is written from the perspective of a Christian male battling between his faith and his sexuality.
    MotoGPBoyon September 10, 2008   Link
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    TheDefectiveon March 03, 2021   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit doesn't take a genius to figure out the meaning of this song...

    if you get a chance, listen to the melissa ethridge cover of it - it's fantastic!
    catherinekson May 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the coolest songs ever written. It's so great embodying sex as a great time for both. And it just sounds so good. Marvin Gaye is awesome.
    suckmykisson May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEs muy buena esta canción y la versión de Jack Black es genial!!!!!!!
    alstitanon August 23, 2002   Link

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