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Diana Ross and The Supremes Love Child (Original Post) Marthe48 Nov 2023 OP
My big sis had this 45 in her collection when I was 6 and she was 11. Beakybird Nov 2023 #1
It is a great song from a terrific group Marthe48 Nov 2023 #2
Thought I would post the lyrics because it is a great poem on its own rurallib Nov 2023 #3
Yes it did Marthe48 Nov 2023 #4

Beakybird

(3,356 posts)
1. My big sis had this 45 in her collection when I was 6 and she was 11.
Thu Nov 2, 2023, 09:42 AM
Nov 2023

I put it on so much. I didn't know what it meant, but I loved the song and the heartfelt vocal delivery.

Marthe48

(17,901 posts)
2. It is a great song from a terrific group
Thu Nov 2, 2023, 09:51 AM
Nov 2023

and then as now, a message that if you can't be good, be careful.

If Ohio doesn't pass Issue 1, I think there should be a law made that men are not allowed to solicit women for sex-no sweet talk, no begging, no whiney excuses to get unprotected sex, no sex for pay, absolutely no sex for men. A law like that would stop all unwanted pregnancies.
I'm only a little sarcastic. I loved my husband, but after reading so many lines guys used to seduce a woman, I realized he hit them all. It took me 50 years to realize he and I fell into the age-old trap of men pursuing, women refusing, until something clicked and the people involved in the relationship agreed to go all the way.

rurallib

(62,706 posts)
3. Thought I would post the lyrics because it is a great poem on its own
Thu Nov 2, 2023, 11:27 AM
Nov 2023

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Tenement slum

You think that I don't feel love
But 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 run down 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
Isn't 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, (scorned by) society
Love child, always second best
Love child, (different from) different from the rest

Hold on, hold on, just a little bit longer (mmm, baby)
Hold on, hold on, just a little bit longer (Mmm, baby)

I started school
In a worn, torn dress that somebody threw out
I knew the way it felt, to always live in doubt
To be without the simple things
So afraid my friends would see the guilt in me

Don't think that I don't need you
Don't think I don't wanna please you
But no child of mine will be bearing
The name of shame I've been wearing

Love child, 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
Always love you
You, you, you
I'll always love you
****************************************

Whenever I heard that song it had such a powerful message.

Marthe48

(17,901 posts)
4. Yes it did
Thu Nov 2, 2023, 11:37 AM
Nov 2023

There are many children from unmarried parents, but the stigma was less. The rwnj want to return to that horrible cultural norm. Shame is another form of abuse and abuse gets the rwnj off, men and women both.

GOTV

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