Song Lyric Sunday- Can’t-Don’t-Shouldn’t-Won’t-The Supremes

February 13, 2022 – Can’t, Don’t, Shouldn’t, Won’t

I don’t have to think twice when the prompt theme offers me a chance to do Motown!
The Supremes were, hands down, my favorite experience in the 60s.
What makes me even more giddy today, is the remake of this song by Phil Collins- the Man- the Myth- the Legend.
I’m thrilled to offer both in this post.
Enjoy!

About You Can’t Hurry Love

“You Can’t Hurry Love” is a 1966 song originally recorded by The Supremes on the Motown label. Written and produced by Motown production team Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song topped the United States Billboard pop singles chart, made the UK top five, and made the top 10 in the Australian Singles Chart. It was released and peaked in late summer and early autumn in 1966. Sixteen years later, it would become a number-one hit in the UK when Phil Collins re-recorded the song. It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks beginning in January 1983 and reached number 10 on the US Singles Chart that same month. Billboard named the song number 19 on their list of 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.


“You Can’t Hurry Love”

I need love, love
To ease my mind
I need to find, find someone to call mine
But mama said

You can’t hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
It’s a game of give and take

You can’t hurry love
No, you just have to wait
You got to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

But how many heartaches
Must I stand before I find a love
To let me live again
Right now the only thing
That keeps me hangin’ on
When I feel my strength, yeah
It’s almost gone
I remember mama said:

You can’t hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
It’s a game of give and take

How long must I wait
How much more can I take
Before loneliness will cause my heart
Heart to break?

No I can’t bear to live my life alone
I grow impatient for a love to call my own
But when I feel that I, I can’t go on
These precious words keeps me hangin’ on
I remember mama said:

You can’t hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
It’s a game of give and take

You can’t hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

No, love, love don’t come easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that soft voice
To talk to me at night
For some tender arms
To hold me tight
I keep waiting
I keep on waiting
But it ain’t easy
It ain’t easy
But mama said:

You can’t hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

You can’t hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don’t come easy
It’s a game of give and take
[repeat and fade]

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12 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday- Can’t-Don’t-Shouldn’t-Won’t-The Supremes

  1. newepicauthor 02/13/2022 / 9:33 am

    Love don’t come easy, but it seems like this song did for you Susan. Great song and a lovely write up on it.

  2. minametry84 02/13/2022 / 11:40 am

    Perfect song from a perfect blogger, Susan.

  3. ghostmmnc 02/13/2022 / 3:50 pm

    Super song from the super Supremes! Love this one and many others. 🙂

      • ghostmmnc 02/14/2022 / 2:44 pm

        I agree – so many great songs! 🙂

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