“Distant Lover” Lyrics by Marvin Gaye

Distant Lover” is a song off of Marvin Gaye’s album, “Let’s Get It On.” The lyrics are about how the distance between them does not keep them from loving each other. The song is about two people who are a long distance away from each other but still love each other enough to be together. The lyrics describe a woman who is experiencing great emotional distance between her and her lover.

“Distant Lover” by Marvin Gaye – Song Credentials

Song TitleDistant Lover
Released1973
ArtistMarvin Gaye
GenreR&B/Soul
LanguageEnglish
AlbumLet’s Get It On
Music LabelTamla

“Distant Lover” by Marvin Gaye Lyrics

Distant lover, lover
(Lover, lover, lover)
So many miles away
Heaven knows that I long for you
Every night, every night
I plan, sometimes I dance
Through the day

Distant lover, lover
(Lover, lover, lover)
You should think about me
And say a prayer for me
Please, please baby
Think about me sometimes
Think about me here
Here in misery
Misery

As I reminisce, oh baby
Through our joyful summer together
The promises we made
All the daily letters
Then, all of a sudden
Everything seemed to explode
Now, I gaze out my window
Sugar, down a lonesome road

Distant lover
(Lover, lover, lover)
Sugar, how can you treat my heart
So mean and cruel
Sugar, sugar
That every moment that I spent with you
I treasure every like it was a precious jewel
(Please) Lord have mercy

Please, come back, baby
Somethin’ I wanna say
When you left
You took all of me with you
Do you wanna hear me scream
Please please oh please baby
Come back and hold me, girl

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