Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) Lyrics

Dah, dah, dah, dah
dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah
Rockets, moon shots
Spend it on the have nots
Money, we make it
Fore we see it you take it
Oh, make you wanna holler
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
This ain't livin', This ain't livin'
No, no baby, this ain't livin'
No, no, no
Inflation no chance
To increase finance
Bills pile up sky high
Send that boy off to die
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
Dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah
Hang ups, let downs
Bad breaks, set backs
Natural fact is
I can't pay my taxes
Oh, make me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands
Yea, it makes me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands
Crime is increasing
Trigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God know where we're heading
Oh, make me wanna holler
They don't understand
Dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah

Mother, mother
Everybody thinks we're wrong
Who are they to judge us
Simply cause we wear our hair long

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Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) Comments
  1. Elden Mayes

    This song is powerfull and this song is beautiful and meaningful

  2. Steven Dreith

    Would have liked to see him in the presidential debates tonight.

  3. jocapoc

    this is gaye

  4. Alessandra Zoppi

    Bellissima! Attuale!
    Carica di atmosfera.... Marvin, un artista unico e straordinario!!!
    Ale from Italy ❤

    Genet Haile


  5. Vicky Johnson

    Happy Holidays Everyone

  6. lunhil12

    Still true today. I'll be 62 soon, sick of being screwed over and lied to. Watched it done to my family for generations.

  7. Katniss

    Oh yes 🔥

  8. Jai Norman

    Zodiac Movie Brought Me Here

  9. Brian Earner

    Wealth inequality , madness everywhere cause

  10. shawn wright

    Giant of a song very few in this league!

  11. Kamilou Tandjigora

    I m a young who listing Marvin gave

  12. Latrice Robinson

    December 2019

  13. Sylvie Lopez

    Tank you very much, souvenirs from Brooklyn park sloops en Atlantic avenue near fort green park , tank you very much merci beaucoup

  14. donuthole4sale

    Welcome to the Motor City!!!


    Lenny Kravitz - It's Enough , Lenny zainspirował się tym kawałkiem , pożyczył albo ukradł .Linia basowa , główny motyw jest bardzo podobny .Tak czy siak , jeden i drugi numer daje radę .

  16. Ayoub Sallami

    It's a legend of city music-hall

  17. Carl Yandt

    This vid is perfect for Marvin's perfect song . Sadly things have not changed since he wrote these amazing lyrics. Rest easy and thank you Marvin, In Jesus name amen...

  18. L Bukem

    You can feel the anger underpinning this timeless classic.

  19. Mariela Parrales


  20. charisGR

    I like this song 🇬🇷

  21. michael tavarez


  22. Antonio Cash

    Trigger happy policing.

  23. Louis Ruckes ,Jr.

    We are still in a mess today ; make you want to Hollow !

  24. Joshichu

    this dudes youtube channel was created this year wtf this video was posted 8 years ago

  25. Anthony T Brown

    this truly fits what's going on right now.... music is truly the closest thing we have to a time machine......

  26. David Robinson

    Always a timeless classic still in 2019

  27. Hankaa Ineffvble

    I just wanna succesfully rob a bank by totally outsmarting the cops and after that i want to drive on sunset while listening to this gem with a big happy smile on my face.

  28. Дима Динин

    This song is from my favorite album.

  29. Judy Robinson

    Amazing , it is still happening today

  30. Joey Benoit

    Same f****** thing write President Trump?

  31. The First Mockingbird of Spring

    Marvin❤️ American Seer💕💞mystic💕💞🥰🙏🥰 au courant💕💐💕💞💐💞💐💐💐

  32. philmatoph

    very sad but true song marvin clearly seen the future with especially with these trigger happy police of today like he said in his song this stuff wasn't happening like this when he sung this song rip marvin.

  33. Rickey Jackson

    The formula d.o.c.

  34. Samuel Blackwell

    Black America still treated below humanity.

  35. Youngone1534 Young

    One of the most prolific songs made.

  36. Kyle Davis

    1:30 White people call this camping

  37. Francisco Stones Brasil

    Cheguei meu amigo aí vai o joinha do Amigo Francisco

  38. Janusz Biela

    What the misery .....

  39. G Mont508

    "That motown sound is right on time.... U know what i cant stand is that English invasion noise"! Who knows where thats from.??

  40. Simone Dimita

    When was the video shot?

  41. Robert Evans

    Yet forty years later and nothing has changed sad

    Clayton Vandevender

    Oh it's changed alright. Rap music made the hood worse because it embraces criminals. The goal should be to get out of the hood not run it.

  42. Zachary Artis

    R.i.p too all who died in Vietnam and 60s and him Marvin Gaye a good musician a black man🤘🇺🇲


    Trigger-happy police is going on till this day 2019😤😤😤 make a lot of us millionaires so now your slaves to the money🤬🤬🤬 if you worship Earthly things you can be bought by the devil👹👹👹

  44. Jaba TTk

    Que música

  45. John Riley Jr.

    This is our anthem whether we want to accept it or not! Some of it sad, but so real & true

  46. SW SW

    I still feel Marvin's spirit

  47. chrstphrmtthw16

    Anyone else hear similarities between Inner city blues and michael kiwanuka's  love and hate ?

  48. Sonja Teal

    Wow. And aint a damn thing changed in 2019.
    *We STILL wanna holler!*

    Anderson Garrett

    My sister for real!!!

    G N

    Most of that problem is the absentee of black fathers to their kids TRUE FACTS supported by ACTUAL statistics

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  54. Mick Mouse

    Love ❤️ this So much ❗️❗️❗️

  55. Maricelaochoa Flores

    my cool son the best son I wouldn't couldn't complain where are you.
    mom misses u ur smile,

  56. Jorge Eduardo

    J'ai les frissons

  57. D. Bullett

    Still listening, loving, crying, dancing, RESPECTING the power of this song. Imprinted playlist, all love!

  58. Joten 0

    That's the mood

  59. Jarren Mckenna

    I would believe that John legend and Marvin Gaye would make good social awareness music, if Marvin was alive today.

  60. Priscila Ahcor

    Brasil 2019

  61. Vanessa Louzon

    The best! It's amazing how modern this sounds still today!

  62. Stuart Martin

    Greatest song off the best album of all time. Just amazing artistry.

  63. kaglecom

    Marvin was one of the absolute greatest of all time.

  64. Ryon Bachanlal

    I wonder what would happen if you raised the tempo and added a kick.

  65. Frederic Boxx

    Its on rare occasion you remember where you were when someone died, but I was north bound on Lake Shore drive there about the 47th st mark .. Damn .. RIP Brother.

  66. I'm just saying

    2019 No Change in social Injustice song to real wake up B1💯😇

  67. Leslie Ford

    I'm a musician at heart so listening to the musicality of this song and not only the words is what makes this a CLASSIC until the end of time..❤❤

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  69. Judy Wear

    Love this song, And love to hear him sing..

  70. gwendolyn smith

    Bought it when it hit!Marvin Gaye depicted the images many of us lived and still reside in today. Prophetic message from him way ahead of his time.!!!Marvin you are missed!❤️😭🙏🏾😀

  71. For Jimmy Kimmel

    When I saw the cockroaches, I was feeling the misery that I understand too well, this video is full of representation

  72. JCB

    Was driving back from work when I heard this song pop up out of nowhere. It was around 23:30, all dark, just the me and the cars around me driving towards the lit up clouds of the city ahead. We were all just cruising through the dark. I don’t really know how I felt, but it’s a feeling I’ll never forget.

  73. Jenny V

    What I’ve realized with society is that only the surface changes but down underneath no matter how many years pass we all struggle the same.

  74. 합리적의심

    오자크 보고온사람들 ! 업!

  75. adeyele45

    Marvin Gaye✌🏿What more can I say. Soul for days months and years

  76. Nitta Bell

    This song was a prediction of our global situation. Nothing's changed. Sad leaders didn't listen.

  77. Mary Elizabeth

    I’m gonna Give the thumbs down haters a piece of education, hopefully they “might” get it / Mr. Marvin Gaye has place his thumbprint All over the world, how bout YOU, should’ve started on The12th of Never!!

  78. Richard Mackler

    My D.C. homeboy! And yes, the song is still relevent.

  79. evgenii sergeev

    На все времена...

  80. Mario Aguilar

    Amazing how there no changes sad great song

  81. Louis Williamson

    This shit hurt my soul...hope everyone make it thru. RIP to all my loved ones who couldn't make it out of the struggle..



  83. Gary Edwards

    God knows where we're headed is right.

  84. Ciorchinele Suprem

    I don't know what it is I just keep coming back to this song all the time

  85. Make Money Online

  86. Make Money Online

    devil . system you all going down

  87. Make Money Online

    heaven people not scared

  88. Make Money Online

    under the table . MAFIA System

  89. Make Money Online

    you all caught system people oids the devil s . system

  90. Make Money Online

    scheduling our lives

  91. Make Money Online

    our man made systems

  92. Make Money Online

    its people . oids . not god

  93. Rayquelle Grayson

    Trigger happy... policing...still going on...smh

  94. Rayquelle Grayson

    I miss you!

  95. Dennis Spain

    Strike at the root, because it has not gottne better! From "The Truth in Money Book" by Theodore R. Thorsen and Richard F Warner:

    QUOTE Someone had to borrow at usury to bring that money [checkbook balances, bills and coins] into existence. The money goes out of existence as the usury and the debt principal are paid back to the bank. These amounts are huge: several billion dollars go out of existence each day. [Actually this money goes into the reserve accounts of the Federal Reserve Banks, out of the hands of the public! This book was first printed in November 1980! The amounts which are withdrawn presently are much larger.] If the money is not replaced with new loans, a shortage occurs. Soon individuals and businesses experience serious cash flow problems. These result in more and more loan applications to banks---the only place where money is being created to replenish the supply" UNQUOTE

    Here is my solution----To Hell with Fractional-Reserve Debt-Based Banking Constitutional Amendment

    (1) Rescind the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 and rename existing Federal Reserve notes and check book balances in all U.S. banking and credit-creating institutions on a 1-to-1 basis as U.S. Treasury dollars and U.S. Treasury-denominated bank balances. All currently existing financial contracts in the Federal Reserve Banking System, including United States Treasury Bonds, remain in effect. Payments of principal and interest on bank loan contracts in existence at the time of enactment of the amendment are distributed at the end of each fiscal year to individual deposit holders at the banking institutions holding the contracts, proportionate to the minimum daily balance maintained in accounts in existence for the entire fiscal year.

    (2) Henceforward, credit creation by banking and financial institutions in the United States is prohibited. Loans are required to originate from previous savings of U.S. Treasury dollar notes and U.S. Treasury-denominated bank balances which are to be held in and paid from specific sequestered accounts designated solely for lending by the various financial institutions, with interest charges and term limits to be determined solely by the contracting parties. Non-cash reserves held in the regional Federal Reserve Banks in accounts of the member institutions of the Federal Reserve System no longer form the basis for credit creation and are extinguished via accounting erasure. Cash reserves held by individual banks become the property of the respective institutions. Regional Federal Reserve Banks continue to provide check-clearing operations for the member banks.

    (3) Fund the U.S. government directly via Treasury-issued currency authorized by the Congress in its yearly federal budget. The borrowing of money from banking institutions to pay for federal government expenditures, including the issuance of Treasury Notes and Bonds to the Federal Reserve system of banks, financial institutions, or individuals, is prohibited. All outstanding Treasury Notes and Bonds are henceforward redeemed at maturity via payment with U.S. Treasury Notes.

    (4) Abolish the Federal Income Tax on individuals, corporations, and business enterprises while maintaining a social security tax on individual incomes, and institute a federal sales tax with a varying yearly tax rate adjusted by the U.S. Congress in session, the sole aim of such adjustments being to maintain a stable or decreasing Consumer Price Index based on data collected by the Federal Government. Any such sales taxes taken in by the Federal Government are extinguished from the currency supply to keep the Consumer Price Index stable or decreasing and are not utilized for further funding. The Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is hereby rescinded.

    (5) Clause 1, Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution is amended to read as follows:

    The Congress shall have Power To collect Customs Duties on imports, uniformly applied throughout the United States.

    (6) Clause 2, Article 1, Section 8 of the U. S. Constitution is rescinded.

    (7) The adoption of this amendment does not prohibit the use by the citizens of the United States of any alternative currencies they should choose to use in their private or commercial transactions.

  96. Michelle Colligan

    Truly breaks my heart. My eyes were opened over five decades ago.