What does Sexual Healing mean?

Search Login

Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing Meaning

Song Released: 1982


Sexual Healing Lyrics

get up, get up, get up, get up
wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up

Ooh baby, now let's get down tonight


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...

  1. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 10th 2020 report

    Honestly on awesome singer . But if people think his sone Sexual healing is Sexual ....please!!!!
    Any sing u listen these days have many meanings....like evil..crime...sex...adultery...abuse...and go on and on.
    Like they read between the lines cause songs do have another meaning ....thank u

  2. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 2nd 2019 report

    It’s about heroin addict

  3. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 3rd 2019 report

    I believe it's about heroin addiction.

    I got sick this mornin
    A sea was storming inside of me...

    If you don't know the thing you're dealing....

    ???? Maybe idk

  4. BurtMichaels
    click a star to vote
    Jun 29th 2017 report

    You have to put this song in context, both lyrically and commercially. First, it was the time of Free Love, and things like booty calls and phone sex, adultery and multiple lovers were becoming open parts of the culture, unlike the decades before: the post-war 40s and 50s. So it's a song about wanting to 'scratch that itch'. The pleas become increasingly dramatic, suggesting that the singer might actually die if he doesn't get him some o' dat. We've all been there, gentlemen. (Refer to "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "You're Every Woman In the World to Me", "If I Had a Million Dollars", etc.

    I like to think, though, that Marvin was really, really coked up with Rick James and a bunch of other cool cats, and he was super-horny, as such effect coke will have, and he thought "I wonder what I can get away with in a radio song? I'm gonna write about how I am critically horny right now and what the doctor ordered to fix said horniness". They put it on the radio, and now all of us have a song to cue up on our playlist when it's time to close the deal, in case that special someone isn't quite getting your subtle hints (see "I Wanna Hold Your Hand", etc).

  5. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 29th 2017 report

    Heroin

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Mar 9th 2011 report

    Marvin gay's song Sexual healing song is about heroin use.


More Marvin Gaye song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]





Just Posted

Can You Hold Me anonymous
Goodnight N Go anonymous
Carry The Zero anonymous
King of the Dead anonymous
Smoke And Mirrors anonymous
Who Am I anonymous
Flight Of Icarus anonymous
Train Wreck anonymous
Blood On Blood anonymous
Sad But True anonymous
I Built a Friend anonymous
Feel Better anonymous
Dead Girls anonymous
Can't Fight This Feeling anonymous
Curses, Invocations anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Blueneck
Chris Housman
Waves
Luke Bryan
Shy Away
Twenty One Pilots
Prom Night
Riovaz
Met Him Last Night
Demi Lovato
Settlin' Down
Miranda Lambert
Only A Woman
Matt Lang
Film Out
BTS