David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

Annoyance, and a love child conundrum

I wanted to get some el cheapo bookshelves (went the board-and-cinderblock route at the last place, and am sick of hauling cinderblocks), but Walmart no longer sells the $15 bolt-together metal kind. Which is a shame. They're going upscale, and I just want light and haulable.

Was listening to the oldies station on the way home from work, and they played "Love Child," which I hadn't heard in years. Probably not since I was a kid, and had to ask my mom what the heck a love child was. What struck me is how dated the song is:
My father left, he never even married mom
I shared the guilt my mama knew
So afraid that others knew I had no name
[. . .]
Love child, never meant to be
Love child, (scorned by) society
Love child, always second best
Love child, different from the rest

Except they're really not any more, are they? Different, I mean. Faith Hill has covered the song recently, according to Google, but I don't know how well it translates to modern times.

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