Love Is Here and Now You're Gone

Album: The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland (1967)
Charted: 17 1
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  • Love is here
    And, oh my darling, now you're gone
    Love is here
    And, oh my darling, now you're gone
    You persuaded me to love you
    And I did
    But instead of tenderness I found heartache instead
    Into your arms I fell
    So unaware of the loneliness that was waiting there
    You closed the door of your heart and turned the key
    Locked your love away from me

    Love is here
    And, oh my darling, now you're gone
    You made me love you
    And oh my darling, now you're gone
    You said loving you would make life beautiful
    With each passing day
    But as soon as love came into my heart
    You turned and you walked just one way
    You stripped me of my dreams
    You gave me faith, then took my hope, look at me now

    Look at me
    See what loving you has done to me
    Look at my face
    See how crying has left its trace
    After you made me all your own
    And you left me all alone
    You made your words sound so sweet
    Knowing that your love I couldn't keep
    My heart cries out for your touch
    But you're not there
    And the lonely cry fades in the air

    Love is here
    And, oh my darling, now you're gone
    Love is here
    And, oh my darling, now you're gone
    You made me love you
    Oh my darling, now you're gone
    You made me love you
    Oh my darling, now you're goneWriter/s: JR., BRIAN HOLLAND, EDWARD HOLLAND, EDWARD, JR. HOLLAND, LAMONT DOZIER, LAMONT HERBERT DOZIER
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 13

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 4, 1967, the Supremes* performed "Love is Here and Now You're Gone" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was in it's second of two weeks at #2 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, the following week it would peak at #1 {for 1 week} and it spent eleven weeks on the Top 100...
    And on the same day it peaked at #1 on the Top 100 it also reached #1 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
    It was the third of four straight #1 records on the Top 100, started with "You Can't Hurry Love", followed by "You Keep Me Hangin' On", then this one, and finally "The Happening"...
    After four straight #1 records,their next release, "Reflections", would peak at #2...
    Between 1962 and 1976 the Motown trio had forty-five records on the Top 100 chart, twenty made the Top 10 with twelve reaching #1...
    They just missed having two more #1 records when both the above "Reflections" and "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" peaked at #2...
    * For their first eighteen charted records they were 'The Supremes', then for their next thirteen charted records it was 'Diana Ross and the Supremes, and finally for their last fourteen charted records it was back to 'The Supremes' but without Diana Ross as a member.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 22nd 1967 the Supremes performed "Love Is Here and Now Your Gone" on the NBC-TV program 'The Andy Williams Show'...
    And on very same day in entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on March 5th it peaked at #1 (for 1 week) and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100 (and 7 of those 11 weeks were on the Top 10)...
    The very same day it peaked at #1 on the Top 100 it also reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    It replaced "Ruby Tuesday" by the Rolling Stones at #1 on the Top 100, and on the R&B Singles chart it was Freddie Scott's "Are You Lonely For Me" that it knocked out of the top spot...
    R.I.P Mr. Williams (1927 - 2012) and Ms. Ballard (1943 - 1976).
  • Daniel from Sunny Isles Beach, FlI guess I gave decent musical taste since this is my favorite Supremes song along with the man who wrote them all. Just an amazing song.
  • Guy from Montréal, QcI clearly remember that when I first heard that song I thought the arrangement was quite daring and advanced for 1967. Even by today's standards, I still believe this is a very sophisticated and original composition.
  • Joseph from Memphis, TnI always thought that Michael took Diana's hiccups for himself. Just listen to his latter 80s and early 90s albums.
  • John from Nashville, TnProbably the only Supremes #1 hit that has a marching 12/8 time signature.
  • John from Nashville, TnOne-hit wonder R. Dean Taylor ("Indiana Wants Me") claims to have ghostwritten this song with Holland/Dozier/Holland.
  • Kristin from Bessemer, AlWhen the Supremes presented this song on "The Andy Williams Show" on NBC on January 22, 1967, Diana was actually singing with a live recording, instead of lip-synching, and it gave sort of a dual-voice effect, like on the recording on "You Keep Me Hangin' On".
  • Jim from Dearborn Heights , MiThis is also one of my top 5 hit songs by The Supremes i can relate to every one of their songs and i love them and their songs because they all sing about one thing Love and it is wonderful i have been a fan for over 26 years i have all their albums i have cassettes 45's CD's and video tapes of their shows and concerts and i have pictures of them in my room and also photo albums with their pictures and articles in it i also have Mary Wilson autograph and have all the books that have been written on them as well
  • Willy Mccoy from Seattle, WaJames Jamersons bass line in this song is superbe. The layering as well as string arrangement is way beyond what's being done today and only four tracks!!
  • Brad from Cleveland, OhIt's by far the most beautiful sounding Supremes hit there is!
  • Bevy from Rialto, CaHa ha Frank! I've always thought that gasp or whatever she does sounded pretty weird too. And after she does it ( cough ) her vocal is cut off sharply and then they launch into the chorus. Bad editing job. But I still love this song. So melodramatic...I love the Supremes. I thought about mailing the lyrics to my estranged boyfriend, but, how old am I?!?
  • Frank from Westminster, ScDiana Ross' "lonely cry" sounds like something you'd emit when the doctor tells you to turn your head and cough.
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