♫ I’d Really Love To See You Tonight ♫

The 1970s were the peak for the duo of England Dan & John Ford Coley.  England Dan is Dan Seals, who had a series of country hits after he stopped performing with Coley in 1980. His older brother Jim was the Seals of Seals & Crofts, who had the hit Summer Breeze.  Oooohhhh … have I played that one yet?  Stay tuned in a week or so!

Seals and Coley met in high school. This was their first single, and they followed it up with several other light songs, including my favourite, Nights Are Forever Without You, which I almost played tonight instead of this one.  This was written by a Mississippi songwriter named Parker McGee, who also wrote Nights Are Forever Without You.

You all know how I mistake lyrics on occasion … well, fairly often … okay, most of the time!  There, you happy?  Sheesh.  Anyway, a funny bit of trivia I’ve found is that with this song, the line “I’m not talking about movin’ in” is often heard as “I’m not talking about the linen.”  Ha ha ha … even I didn’t get that one wrong!!!  Although, I must sheepishly admit that it sounds just like something I might have mistaken it for.

I’d Really Love To See You Tonight

England Dan & John Ford Coley

Hello, yeah it’s been awhile
Not much, how ’bout you
I’m not sure why I’d called
I guess I really just wanted
To talk to you

I was thinking maybe later on
We could get together for a while
It’s been such a long time
And I really do miss your smile

I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in
And I don’t want to change your life
But there’s a warm wind blowin’ the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

We could go walkin’ through a windy park
Take a drive along the beach
Or stay at home and watch TV
I see it really doesn’t matter much to me

I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in
And I don’t want to change your life
But there’s a warm wind blowin’ the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

I won’t ask for promises
So you don’t have to lie
We both played the game before
Say I love you then say goodbye

I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in
And I don’t want to change your life
But there’s a warm wind blowin’ the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in
And I don’t want to change your life
But there’s a warm wind blowin’ the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in
And I don’t want to change your life
But there’s a warm wind blowin’ the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

Writer/s: Parker McGee

19 thoughts on “♫ I’d Really Love To See You Tonight ♫

  1. Just listened to this song while on the road this week!
    LOL about messing up lyrics. I mess up the names of the singers sooo not sure which is worse. At least you give credit to the right people when you mention their song. LOL!
    Remember the song ” Cat in the Cradle”?

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      • Thanks for the link, have always liked that song, even though its sad.
        Yup, you are right, its Harry Chapin.
        I was “chatting” on Tippy’s blog with him and Colin and for some reason that song came up and I mentioned the singer. Let’s just say they had a great laugh about who I had said and I am still reminded about it at times. Who? Hmmm….perhaps I should have you ask one of them. LOL! 🙂 I am sure you will get a laugh out of it as well.

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        • Are you quite sure you wouldn’t like to simplify my life and just tell me who you thought it was? See, you’ve piqued my curiosity now and I MUST know! But, I’m in a bit of a time crunch … C’mon, you can tell me … I won’t tell a soul! (Trust me, said the spider to the fly) 🤣🤣 Um, let me guess … you thought it was Elvis?

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          • LOLOL! You crack me up so you win! You are like me, there are things I just MUST know, once my curiosity is piqued! So I sympathize, I just had to pull you a long for a little bit. 🙂

            Haha! No, it wasn’t Elvis! HIs voice is very distinct, I can tell his songs. It was “Cat Stevens”! Which in my defense, makes a lot of sense! 🙂
            He should have done the song! It just was so funny for they had been talking about Cat Stevens and I was like Yeah, my favorite song by him is “Cat in the Cradle!”

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