I Like It When We're Together

Album: Not Too Far Away (2018)
  • The first track on Armatrading's 2018 album Not Too Far Away, "I Like It When We're Together" finds her expressing some "Love and Affection" for a special someone. It's a personal song, but she kept the sentiment universal. "That's really just about people liking being with people," she said in a Songfacts interview. "Whatever the relationship is, whether it's your husband, your wife, your lover, your best friend, or just a group of friends going out to a club or whatever, it's all about just liking being together."
  • This may seem at odds with Armatrading's popular 1980 track "Me Myself I," where she sings about the joys of being alone, but that song does ask for "a girlfriend and a boy for laughs."

    "I don't want to be completely on my own," Armatrading told Songfacts. "Most people don't. I don't. I wouldn't like it if I never spoke to people or I never met new people. If I didn't have my friends, that would be a non-existence, really."
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