Ain't That Peculiar

Album: Moods of Marvin Gaye (1965)
Charted: 8
  • Honey you do me wrong but still I'm crazy about you
    Stay away too long and I can't do without you
    Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and more
    But each hurt makes my love stronger than before
    I know flowers go through rain
    But how can love go through pain

    [Chorus:]
    Ain't that peculiar
    A peculiar ability
    Ain't that peculiar baby
    Peculiar as can be

    You tell me lies that should be obvious to me
    I've been so much in love with you baby til I don't want to see
    That things you do and say are designed to make me blue
    It's a dog gone shame my love for you makes all
    Your lies seem true
    But if the truth makes love last longer
    Why do lies make my love stronger

    [Chorus:]

    I cried so much just like a child that's lost its home
    Maybe baby you think these tears I cry are tears of joy
    A child can cry so much until you do everything they say
    But unlike a child my tears don't help me to get my way
    I know love can last through years
    But how can love last through tears

    [Chorus:] Writer/s: PAUL CARAVELLO
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaHow did Smokey get his nick name? anyone
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 4, 1965, Marvin Gaye performed "Ain't That Peculiar" on the Los Angeles-based syndicated television program, 'Shivaree'...
    At the time the song was in it's third of three weeks at #8 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, as noted above, that would also be it's peak position on the chart, and it spent twelve weeks on the Top 100...
    And on November 21st, 1965 it reached #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1962 and 1983 the Washington, DC native had thirty-seven Top 100 records*; thirteen made the Top 10 with three reaching #1, "I Heard it Thought the Grapevine" for 7 weeks in 1968, "Let's Get It On" for 2 weeks in 1973, and "Got to Give It Up - Part One" for 1 week in 1977...
    He just missed having a fourth #1 record when "What's Going On" peaked at #2 {for 3 weeks} in 1971...
    Plus in duets he made the Top 100 eighteen more times; eleven times with Tammi Terrell, three times with Diana Ross, and two times each with Mary Wells and Kim Weston...
    R.I.P. Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. {1939 - 1984}...
    * His first three releases did not make the Top 100 chart; "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide", "Sandman", and "Solder's Plea"...
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