I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)

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"I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)" is a single recorded by The Temptations and released on Motown Records' Gordy label during the spring of 1968 (see 1968 in music). The single is notable as the final composition of lyricist Rodger Penzabene, and as the final Temptations single to feature David Ruffin as lead singer. Both "I Could Never Love Another" and the previous Temptations release, "I Wish It Would Rain", drew from Penzabene's real-life heart break over learning that his wife had been unfaithful. Unable to handle the extreme pain and unable to leave his wife, he wrote the songs as personal statements to her, publicizing the pain she caused him. After both songs were completed and recorded, Penzabene committed suicide. David Ruffin portrays the narrator of "I Could Never Love Another", who asks his wife why she is suddenly ending their relationship after all their years together and all her proclamations of love. He then tells her that despite her infidelity, despite all the pain she's caused him, he'll never find love with another woman. "I Could Never Love Another" proved to be Ruffin's final performance as lead singer on a Temptations single, as Ruffin was fired from the group in June 1968 for what was considered increasingly unprofessional behavior and ego clashes. 


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1973
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Girl, I can't believe my ears
Are you really telling my goodbye?
See, you've taken away my reason for livin'
And you won't even tell me why
Before you walk out the door
There's something I want you to know

That I could never, ever love another, after loving you
Oh ho
No other love will I share 'cause none could compare
After loving you

It was only yesterday
Your words are still fresh in my mind
Baby, you said
Long as rivers flow
Each day you'd love me more
Now you want to leave me behind
Listen baby, I don't know what it's gonna take to make you stay
I just know I've got to find a way

'Cause I could never, never, never ever love another, after loving you
Oh ho
No other love will I share 'cause none, none could compare
After loving you

So baby, please stay beside me
I need your sweet love to guide me
Oh, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
Oh, after loving you

Baby, baby, baby
It was only, only, only, only yesterday
Your words are still fresh in my mind
I remember you said
Long as rivers flow
Each day you'd love me more
Now you want to leave, leave me behind
Listen baby, I don't know what it's gonna take to make you stay
I just know I've got to find a way

'Cause I could never
Never, never, never, ever love another, after loving you
Oh ho
No other love will I share 'cause none, none could compare
After loving you

Oh, baby
On my bended knees
I'm begging you to stay here with me
Oh, oh, baby, baby, baby, baby

I could never, never, never, never love another, after loving you
Oh ho
No other love will I share 'cause none could compare
After loving you
Baby, baby, baby, baby

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The Temptations

The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success in the 60s and 70s at Motown Records. The group's repertoire has included, during its five-decade career, R&B, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music. Known for their recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy onstage suits, the Temptations have been said to be as influential to soul as The Beatles are to pop and rock. more »

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Written by: JR., SR., BARRETT STRONG, CARL CHRISTIANSEN, HELGA PENZABENE, NORMAN J. WHITFIELD, RODGER PENZABENE, RODGER, SR. PENZABENE

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