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The 1970's were the peak time for this duo, and this was their biggest hit. A man wants to see his former love again, even though it won't be for anything long-term. Even though the lyrics are a proposal for a one-night-stand, the song remains a Soft Rock favorite, as it takes a keen listen to get the message. (thanks, Mike - Santa Barbara, CA)
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."
Seals and Coley met in high school. This was their first single, and they followed it up with several other light favorites, including "Nights Are Forever Without You
" and "We'll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again."
This was written by a Mississippi songwriter named Parker McGee, who also wrote "Nights Are Forever Without You."
When "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" was played to an executive at Atlantic Records, he turned it down. However Doug Morris of Big Tree Records heard the song through the wall of his over-joining office and offered the duo a contract.
One of the great misheard lyrics appears in this song: "I'm not talking about movin' in" is often heard as "I'm not talking about the linen."
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
Al Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
This mysterious and wildly eclectic singer/songwriter talks about some of his most memorable songs and collaborations.