Love and Affection

Joan Armatrading

About Love and Affection

"Love and Affection" is a song by Joan Armatrading. Her fourth single, and her third for A&M Records, it was her first chart success. It reached number 10 in the UK Singles Chart in November 1976. One of her best-known recordings, it has been described as a "deceptively feisty ballad ... an instant classic." It appeared on her eponymous third album. The song has twice been used as the title track of compilation albums, for 1999's Love and Affection: The Best of Joan Armatrading and 2003's Love and Affection: Classics 1975–1983. The male backing vocal, which has been described as a "honeyed baritone", was performed by American actor and singer Clarke Peters. The alto saxophone was by Gallagher and Lyle session player Jimmy Jewell. 


Year:
1979
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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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Joan Armatrading

Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading, MBE (born 9 December 1950) is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist. Armatrading is a three-time Grammy Award-nominee and has been nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. She also received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996. In a recording career spanning 40 years she has released a total of 17 studio albums, as well as several live albums and compilations. more »

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Written by: JOAN ANITA BARBARA ARMATRADING

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