"Love and Affection" as written by and Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading....
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

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

Sing me another love song
But this time
With a little dedication
Sing it, sing it
You know that's what I like

With affection

With a little dedication

Once more with feeling

You know that's what I like


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"Love and Affection" as written by Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading

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    General Commentwhat a fantastic song! i cant believe there have been no comments about it. definitely a great song about the differences between friends and lovers. listen to it as loud as ur i-pod can go, it'll give u goosebumps
    rikkuon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat a song! never heard of it until last night on jools holland, but this blew me away
    thedansteron May 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is gorgeous. i agree with rikku, and i think it's also saying that a lover can give you that little extra something else -
    "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"
    GirlsInWhiteDresseson December 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNow if I can feel the sun
    In my eyes
    And the rain on my face
    Why can't I
    Feel love?

    the best section of the song. love it. her vouice sounds particularly gorgeous at that point.
    ihaveapenon April 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song, and I think she is trying to work out whether the person she is with is a friend or a potential lover. It seems that at the moment, it is just a friend, but if he were to try a little more, it could all change. And by the end, I think it might be progressing that way.
    Schroedingeron June 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentschrodinger, joan armatrading is a lesbian- the song wouldnt have been written with a male in mind
    millar08on November 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song I grew up with! A song that touched my soul as a teenager. It speaks to me still of self love

    Now if I can feel the sun in my eyes
    & the rain on my face
    Why cant I feel love....
    HoneyChildWildon January 24, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionJoan is really close to this person and she is infatuated,however she's afraid to love this person(maybe because she's not sure whether this person loves her enough to be in a romantic relationship with her).

    "Little darling I believe you could,Help me a lot, Just take my hand,
    And lead me where you will,
    Just make love With affection
    Sing me another love song
    With a little dedication
    You know that's what I like, Once more with feeling"

    Towards the end of the song she is willing to let herself fall in love with this person who is aware of how she feels bout him/her)
    wandiphuthon October 19, 2014   Link

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