England Dan and John Ford Coley I’d Really Love to See You Tonight

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Sometimes relationships are in an in-between space. The song was written by Nashville-based singer-songwriter Parker McGee. England Dan and John Ford Coley released it  as a single, backed with “It’s Not the Same” on their 1976 album Nights are Forever. The song went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard and Canadian Adult Contemporary charts, #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100,. #15 in New eland, #25 in Australia, and #26 in the U.K.

There have been numerous covers of the song. There are versions by Reba McEntire and Jacky Ward, Ian McShane, Barry Manilow, Charlie McGettigan and Paul Harrington, and Lillo Thomas. England Dan, that is Dan Seals, re-recorded the song in an acoustic country music style in 1995.

England Dan was the name used by Danny Wayland Seals. He was the younger brother of Jim Seals of  Seals & Crofts. John Ford Coley was John Edward Coley. The duo formed in Dallas, Texas, in 1970 and disbanded in 1980. Dan Seals went on to a career in country music.  Coley went on for form other groups and write for film and TV.

Here are the lyrics to “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight” by England Dan and John Ford Coley:

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

And I was thinking maybe later on
We could get together for awhile
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 blowing the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight

We could go walking through a windy park
Or take a drive along the beach
Or stay at home and watch TV
You 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 blowing 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’ve both played this 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 blowing 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 blowing the stars around
And I’d really love to see you tonight….

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