When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You

Cuando dejaste de amarme, cuando dejé de amarte… Durante muchos años, el conocido Berry Gordy de Motown, el padre de Anna Gordy, le prestó dinero a Marvin. Esto, unido a que Berry estaba furioso porque Marvin quería dejar Motown y Anna odiaba a Marvin por haberle pedido el divorcio, hizo que Anna le pidiera $1,000,000 a Marvin por el divorcio, pero Marvin consiguió acordar pagar $600,000. La mitad por adelantado y la otra mitad por lo que ganaría con un disco. Así, Berry tenía su disco para Motown y el dinero que quería Anna. Por este motivo en el año 1978 publica Here, My Dear. Es un disco muy personal y quizá sea el menos apreciado de los discos de Marvin Gaye, donde escribe sobre su matrimonio con Anna, desde el inicio hasta el final. Es un disco espléndido, profundo y uno de los más humanos que se pueden escuchar. Una auténtica obra de arte. La canción “When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You” consigue emocionarme cada vez que la escucho…



You know, when you say your marriage vows, they’re supposed to be for real. I mean…

if you think back about what you really said, you know, about, honor and loving and

obeying till death do us part and all. But it shouldn’t be that way, it should…it

should, it shouldn’t be lies because it turns out to be lies. If you don’t honor what

you said, you lie to God. The words should be changed.

Ooo now as I recall, we tried a million times

Again and again and again, and that isn’t all

I gave my love to you each time to make amends

Suddenly I start to realize I can’t make it

Pretty birds fly away, I had to leave you for my health’s sake

What to do? Make you pay, for leaving you, my fine, is to pay forever

So if a fresh new love comes in, I won’t say those words again

Instead I’ll say I’ll try to love and protect you

With all my heart as long as you want me to baby

Ooo if I love again I’m gonna try a new way this time

Memories of the things we did; some we’re proud of, some we hid

So when two people have to part, sometimes it makes them stronger

Do you remember all of the bullshit, baby?

You say you love me with all your heart

If you ever loved me will all of your heart

You’d never take a million dollars to part

I really tried, you know I tried, oh baby

Although we tried, all of those promises was nothin’ but lies

I really tried, you know how I really tried, we really lied, didn’t we baby?

And on top of that you have scandalized my name

What I can’t understand is if you love me

How could you turn me into the police?

Didn’t I love you good and try to take care of you?

Best that I could

You were so divine

And your love was like mellow wine

Pains of love, miles of tears,

Enough to last me for my lifetime

Broken hearts last for years, soon break away to the noonday sunshine

One thing I can promise, friend: I’ll never be back again

But I’m not really bitter babe

I wish you all the luck and all the love in the world,

good love in the world (good luck in the world)

But I know you’ll never be satisfied

No, you still want me standin’ by your side

Memories haunt you all the time, I will never leave your mind

Got judgement on your side; you’ve said bad things and you’ve lied

Still I remember some of the good things baby

Like love after dark and picnics in parks

Those are the days I’ll not forget in my life

I’d rather remember, remember the joy we shared babe

I’d rather remember all the fun we had

All I ever really wanted was to love you and treat you right

All we did was fuss and fight

It don’t matter baby, take a lesson from them all

I never thought I’d see the day when you’d put me through what you put me through

You tried your best, you say I gave you no rest

When did you stop loving me? When did I stop loving you?

When did you stop loving me? When did I stop loving you?