Who Sang Love Child? The Supremes

The Supremes Love Child cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Deke Richards, Dennis Lussier, Frank Edward Wilson, Pamela Joan Sawyer, R. Dean Taylor
Release Date: 1968-11-13
length: 2:57
producer: The Clan
arranger: Paul Riser
background vocals: The Andantes
Some other versions of "Love Child"

Lyrics
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, always second best
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 that 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
Afraid, ashamed, misunderstood
But I'll always love you
I'll always love you
I'll always love you
I'll always love you
I'll always love you
I'll always love you
You, you, you
I'll always love you

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Love Child
  • 2 Keep an Eye
  • 3 How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone
  • 4 Does Your Mama Know About Me
  • 5 Honey Bee (Keep on Stinging Me)
  • 6 Some Things You Never Get Used To
  • 7 He's My Sunny Boy
  • 8 You've Been So Wonderful to Me
  • 9 (Don't Break These) Chains of Love
  • 10 You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin'
  • 11 I'll Set You Free
  • 12 Can't Shake It Loose

  • Release information
    label: Motown Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin