Who Sang Love Child? The Supremes

The Supremes Songs in the Name of Love cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Deke Richards, Dennis Lussier, Frank Edward Wilson, Pamela Joan Sawyer, R. Dean Taylor
length: 3:15
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
CD 1
  • 1 Baby Love
  • 2 You Can’t Hurry Love
  • 3 You Keep Me Hangin’ On
  • 4 Where Did Our Love Go
  • 5 Stop in the Name of Love
  • 6 Come See About Me
  • 7 Up the Ladder to the Roof
  • 8 Love Child
  • 9 Nathan Jones
  • 10 The Happening
  • 11 Stoned Love
  • 12 Reflections
  • 13 Floy Joy
  • 14 Automatically Sunshine
  • 15 Back in My Arms Again
  • 16 Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone
  • 17 My World Is Empty Without You
  • 18 Sweet Freedom
  • 19 How Do You Keep the Music Playing
  • 20 I Hear a Symphony

  • Release information
    label: Newsound 2000
    format: CD
    barcode: 5035462112119