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

Lyrics submitted by quarter_past_three

"Love Child" as written by Dennis Lussier Deke Richards

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentThis song brings me either to tears or unrestrained pride every time I hear it. I don't understand the pride part. Maybe it's because I was a love child, and bore that name of shame and accepted it? At times I don't want to accept it...and that's when the tears come in...but most of the time, I feel grateful that I'm on this earth. So what my father didn't want me? I'm here anyways for better or worse.

    Fucking love this song. The store I work at plays oldies on Sundays, and whenever this comes on, my whole day just rocks.
    Aquarius121on August 16, 2012   Link
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    General Commentim only trying 2 help u Olivia
    koala5412on September 05, 2012   Link
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    General CommentA classic.
    daylightwraithon December 18, 2006   Link

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