DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES : LOVE CHILD [SONGS ABOUT YOUTH & CHILDHOOD]

Το πρώτο χιτ για τις Supremes που δεν φέρει την υπογραφή των Holland-Dozier-Holland [οι songwriters – παραγωγοί θα εγκατέλειπαν τη Motown πολύ σύντομα], έχει ένα στιχουργικό θέμα μάλλον “σκοτεινό”.
Από το ομώνυμό τους άλμπουμ του 1968.

The first
Supremes‘ hit not written by Holland-Dozier-Holland [the songwriters – producers would soon quit Motown], features a rather “dark” lyric theme…
From their 1968 album by the same name.


You think that I don’t feel love,
What I feel for you is real love.
In other’s eyes I see reflected a hurt, scorned, rejected.
Love Child, never meant to be,
Love Child, born in poverty,
Love Child, never meant to be,
Love Child, take a look at me.
I started my life in an old, cold, rundown tenement slum.
My father left, he never even married Mom.
I shared the guilt my mama knew,
So afraid that others knew I had no name.
This love we’re contemplating, is worth the pain of waiting.
We’ll only end up hating the child we may be creating.
Love Child, never meant to be,
Love Child, by society,
Love Child, never meant to be,
Love Child, diff’rent from the rest.
Hold on, Whoa.
I started school in a worn, torn, dress that somebody threw out.
I knew the way it was to always live in doubt,
To be without the simple things,
So afraid my friends could see the guilt in me.
Don’t think I don’t need you,
Don’t think I don’t want to please you.
No child of mine’ll be bearing the name of shame I’ve been wearin’.
Love Child, never quite as good,
(I’ll always love you.)
Love Child, misunderstood.
(I’ll always love you.)
Love Child, never quite as good,
(I’ll always love you.)
Love Child, misunderstood.
(I’ll always love you.)


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  1. Resa September 23, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    ADORE The Supremes!
    Interesting, I thought I knew just about all of their songs, if not all. Yet, when I read the song list on the album cover, I only recognize Love Child.

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