Joan Armatrading — Love and Affection
Album: Joan Armatrading
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Released: 1976
Length: 4:17
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I am not in love
But I'm open to persuasion
East or West
Where's the best
For romancing

With a friend
I can smile
But with a lover
I could hold my head back
I could really laugh
Really laugh

Thank you
You took me dancing
'Cross the floor
Cheek to cheek
But with a lover
I could really move
Really move
I could really dance
Really dance
Really dance
Really dance
I could really move
Really move
Really move
Really move

Now if I can feel the sun
In my eyes
And the rain on my face
Why can't I
Feel love

I can really love
Really love
Really love
Really love
Really love
Love love love love
Love love love love

Now I got all
The friends that I want
I may need more
But I shall just stick to those
That I have got
With friends I still feel
So insecure

Little darling I believe you could
Help me a lot
Just take my hand
And lead me where you will
No conversation
No wave goodnight
Just make love
With affection

Sing me another love song
But this time
With a little dedication
Sing it, sing it
You know that's what I like
Once more with feeling
Give me love
Give me love
Give me love
Love
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So nice to hear this again -- it's been too long.
Two Nice Girls did a really nice cover, mashed up with Sweet Jane. https://youtu.be/46Hm67G2vP8
 Highlowsel wrote:

LOL!  Well it only took me ~2.5 years to read your response.  Jeeez....I can be slow about things like this from time to time. 

Yah...great show indeed.  I was one of the "long hairs" on one of the spot lights back then.  Also helped work the monitors on the sound board.  Them's were certainly the days weren't they?  The Land of the Turtle (Univ of Maryland, College Park - never forget College Park); a land from which I'm actually quite proud to have graduated...though back then it was known more for being a party school than anything else. 

But that was then, this is now....many moons later, and definitely a lot less hair at this point, though, for all the excesses of the day *ahem* I still have all my marbles.  At least....I think I do!?  Heh!

Highlow
American Net'Zen  

 
Ha-Ha, and it only took me another 8 months to see yours!  Great memories of days gone by more than a few years ago.  Yes, College Park was a special place back in the day and I am also proud to have graduated from there.  My kids are more than a bit incredulous when I tell them the drinking age was 18, the University owned and operated 3 bars on campus, and every Thursday night in September a beer truck with 50 kegs on board would roll up on the south chapel lawn for the weekly mixer.  3 beers for a dollar, live music and fine fall weather.  What could be better than that for a broke college student?

"the excesses of the day"  Indeed!  It was a different time and place for sure.....
Goddess of Serious Love and Affection!!!  Rock on for many more Highlowsel!!!
The preceding post made this one for me! Great song with typically wonderful "RP Lounge" inhabitants. O, for a real one! :-)
 LPCity wrote:

Holy Hell!  I went to that concert!  I was also an undergrad at college park and it was an opportunity to go on a date with a fine young lady.  I was way more into rock and roll; Little Feat, Allman Brothers, etc. but I was willing to go see Joan Armatrading if it meant an evening spent with this girl.  It was a great show as best as I remember.  This song is my absolute favorite of hers.

 
 
LOL!  Well it only took me ~2.5 years to read your response.  Jeeez....I can be slow about things like this from time to time. 

Yah...great show indeed.  I was one of the "long hairs" on one of the spot lights back then.  Also helped work the monitors on the sound board.  Them's were certainly the days weren't they?  The Land of the Turtle (Univ of Maryland, College Park - never forget College Park); a land from which I'm actually quite proud to have graduated...though back then it was known more for being a party school than anything else. 

But that was then, this is now....many moons later, and definitely a lot less hair at this point, though, for all the excesses of the day *ahem* I still have all my marbles.  At least....I think I do!?  Heh!

Highlow
American Net'Zen  


Heard this a bunch .... but never rated it.  Tight groove, though laid back and easy.  
Yeah, what bokey said.
 

bokey wrote:
This one just makes you go Oh My.How can such beauty be possible?

 


This one just makes you go Oh My.How can such beauty be possible?

Love this song.  Love this entire album.  Love Joan.

{#Sunny}
 
I always thought she was singing "i could really laugh, freely laugh."

A magnificent 9.
 RabbitEars wrote:
man she made some good music

 
Very nice for this sunny west coast December morning {#Cheers}
man she made some good music
 hayduke2 wrote:
Armatrading is Godlike!
just an amazing song 

  
Second that.  Still sounds like a new release.
If the tune is not enough, i love the lyrics, which I normally do not pay much attention to.
 Highlowsel wrote:
I was an undergrad at the University of Maryland circa late 1970's, and working my way thru it pretty much in jumbled "where can I get some money" fashion.  One job was on the AV crew (we were also the movie projection crew, too) at the Student Union back then, so had cause to support the sound/lighting work for the various musical groups who would play there.  I got pulled in to work a concert for a "Joan WHO?"  First time I'd ever heard of her.  Great concert that enticed me to buy this vinyl, and some of her subsequent work down thru the years.  Good lady, great musical style if you're into it.

Highlow
American Net'Zen

 
Holy Hell!  I went to that concert!  I was also an undergrad at college park and it was an opportunity to go on a date with a fine young lady.  I was way more into rock and roll; Little Feat, Allman Brothers, etc. but I was willing to go see Joan Armatrading if it meant an evening spent with this girl.  It was a great show as best as I remember.  This song is my absolute favorite of hers.
                     {#Daisy}   {#Clap}   {#Wave}   wonderful song, great artist!
Love this song.  
Armatrading is Godlike!
just an amazing song 
Thanks to Patti for introducing me to this wonderful artist way way back in the day.