♫ I’d Really Love To See You Tonight ♫

My last music post was September 9, 2021 … more than three months ago!  Yesterday, I was thinking about how much I miss blogging, miss the camaraderie with my blogging family, and suddenly this song popped into my head.  And so, while I can make no promises to post daily music posts, I am trying to do better, trying to find the energy to rev the blog’s engines once again!

I don’t have much trivia on this one, and given that it’s after 1:00 a.m. when I’m writing this, I don’t have the energy to dig deeper, but here’s what Wikipedia has to say:

I’d Really Love to See You Tonight is a song written by Parker McGee and was a hit by England Dan & John Ford Coley from their 1976 album Nights Are Forever. It eventually peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks, behind Wild Cherry’s Play That Funky Music and #1 on the Easy Listening chart. Billboard ranked it as the #21 song for 1976. It reached #26 in the official UK chart.

And now, the music …

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

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

  1. And I’d really love to see you tonight” very vaguely rings a bell but other than that I have no recollection of the song, so it was a if I was hearing it for the first time.

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  2. A Music Post too! This song, though only one of many, still brings tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat. The song meant nothing to me until a night in October of 1985 when a small group that called themselves “Scrubs” sang a great cover of it. Unbeknownst to them there was another voice joining in, ever so softly but loud enough, on every verse of “I’m not talking ’bout movin’ in…”. A few songs later came a requested song and after that as has been said “the rest is history”. WHAK!! Thank-you!

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    • Yep, and tomorrow a socio-political post, my first in a long time! Awwww … I wish the song had brought a smile to your face rather than tears and a lump in your throat. Isn’t it amazing that music, just even a few bars of a song, has the capacity to evoke such strong memories and emotions in us? WHAK!!!

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  4. Jill, they had a few hits. I once saw John Ford Coley on ‘Live at the Bluebird Cafe” a neat show mainly for songwriters to perform. England Dan’s brother Jim Seals was in a nice little duo as well, Seals and Crofts. Keith

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  5. We would all love to see each other some night, I think. Though I know it will never happen, it is a nice thought. Definitely don’t have to move in together, though maybe Scott Lawlor could fit us all in, lol.

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          • While Fox “News” has much to answer for, the ultimate blame lies with those who are either too ignorant or too lazy to dig deeper and find it more convenient to simply accept whatever they hear on Fox, OANN and other right-wing propaganda outlets.

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            • So very true! But the same could be said for blindly following traditional mainstream media like CNN or MSNBC.
              I think it’s safe to say that all media, left or right, follows a certain agenda. They are beholden to their sponsors and to a lesser degree – ratings. Sad to say just reporting the facts is a quaint antiquated notion.
              And like you said, the real truth requires digging and actual research, most are too lazy and rather be spoon fed whatever the establishment is dishing.
              The “news” should serve us, inform us, but ultimately we are responsible for what we do with that information.

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    • Thanks, Scottie!!! Ir’s good to be back, even though in a limited way … I’ve missed you all! Glad you liked the song … it just popped into my head while I was brushing my teeth and I thought it was fitting. Hugs

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