Stop! In the Name of Love
The Supremes Lyrics


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Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart

Baby, baby I'm aware of where you go
Each time you leave my door
I watch you walk down the street
Knowing your other love you'll meet
But this time before you run to her
Leaving me alone and hurt
(Think it over) After I've been good to you
(Think it over) After I've been sweet to you

Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Think it over
Think it over

I've known of your
Your secluded nights
I've even seen her
Maybe once or twice
But is her sweet expression
Worth more than my love and affection
But this time before you leave my arms
And rush off to her charms
(Think it over) Haven't I been good to you
(Think it over) Haven't I been sweet to you

Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Think it over
Think it over

I've tried so hard, hard to be patient
Hoping you'd stop this infatuation
But each time you are together
I'm so afraid I'll be losing you forever

Stop! In the name of love
Before you break my heart
Stop! In the name of love




Before you break my heart
Stop! In the name of love

Overall Meaning

The Supremes' hit song "Stop! In the Name of Love" is about a lover pleading with their significant other to put the brakes on an affair that they are having in order to save their relationship. The first verse describes the singer standing by the door and watching as their lover walks away, knowing that they are going to meet up with someone else. The singer then implores the lover to think about the relationship that they've shared, and to consider that they have always been faithful and loving towards them. The chorus then encourages the lover to stop in the name of love before they break the singer's heart.


The second verse reveals that the singer has known about the affair for some time, having seen the other woman on a few occasions. The singer expresses the idea that the other woman is not worth losing their love and affection over. Even though the singer has tried to be patient and wait for their lover to come around, each time that they spend with the other woman makes them more afraid that they will lose their lover forever. The chorus repeats, once again urging the lover to stop before they break the singer's heart.


Overall, the song is a classic tale of betrayal and heartbreak. It describes the pain of watching someone that you love slip away from you, and the desperate hope that they will come back before it's too late.


Line by Line Meaning

Stop! In the name of love
I need you to stop what you're doing and listen to me


Before you break my heart
I don't want you to hurt me by continuing to see this other person


Baby, baby I'm aware of where you go
I know you're seeing someone else


Each time you leave my door
Every time you go out, I wonder if you're going to see her


I watch you walk down the street
I see you leave and it hurts me every time


Knowing your other love you'll meet
I know you're going to see that other woman


But this time before you run to her
I'm asking you to think about what you're doing


Leaving me alone and hurt
You're hurting me by seeing someone else


(Think it over) After I've been good to you
Consider how I've treated you well


(Think it over) After I've been sweet to you
Take into account my affection for you


I've known of your
I'm aware of


Your secluded nights
The times when you're with her and not with me


I've even seen her
I've witnessed you with that other woman


Maybe once or twice
Perhaps not too many times, but it still hurts


But is her sweet expression
Is her charm and appeal


Worth more than my love and affection
More valuable than the way I care for you


But this time before you leave my arms
I'm asking you to reconsider before you walk away from me


And rush off to her charms
And go to that other woman who is enticing you away from me


(Think it over) Haven't I been good to you
Consider how I've been kind and faithful to you


(Think it over) Haven't I been sweet to you
Think about how much I've cared for you and shown you affection


I've tried so hard, hard to be patient
I've made an effort to give you time and space


Hoping you'd stop this infatuation
Wishing that you'd get over this obsession with that other woman


But each time you are together
But every time you see her


I'm so afraid I'll be losing you forever
I'm scared that I'll lose you forever and that you'll choose her over me




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Lamont Dozier

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@JlJpo5960

These ladies are fantastic. Can't be duplicated or copied. Florence,Mary, Diana. Thanks for the memories!❤❤❤

@calvinbealer7264

THE GREATEST GIRL GROUP EVER PERIOD.

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Only the Beatles sold more records than the Supremes in the sixties.

@danielmiller4159

They tie with the Ronettes but yes! This is what a real woman with a passionate heart merits through God by singing from the heart and with class and beauty.A real woman doesn’t need to use sex appeal to sing

@jamesbowen8960

They were originally called The Primettes but they hated that name. Florence Ballard came up with the name Supremes.

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REAL

@chuck9397

I was born in 1964 and love ❤️ the Supremes. Florence. Ballard and. Mary. Wilson rest in peace. You are missed to this day

@markwainwright6243

One of their best songs, and best of the motown era❤

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Lost my older sister today..listening to her favorites and this is one! God bless her

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