"Old-fashioned Love Song" as written by and Paul H. Williams....
Just an old fashioned love song
Playing on the radio
And wrapped around the music
Is the sound of someone promising they'll never go.
You'll swear you've heard it before
As it slowly rambles on and on.
No need in bringing em back
'Cause they've never really gone.
Just an old fashioned love song
Coming down in three part harmony.
Just an old fashioned love song
One I'm sure they wrote for you and me,
To weave our dreams upon and
Listen to each evening when the light are low.
To underscore our love affair
With tenderness and feeling
That we've come to know.
You'll swear you've heard it before
As it slowly rambles on and on.
No need in bringing em back
'Cause they've never really gone.
Just an old fashioned love song
Coming down in three part harmony.
Just an old fashioned love song
One I'm sure they wrote for you and me.


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"An Old Fashioned Love Song" as written by Paul A. Williams

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    General CommentThis is like my favorite TDG song. Come on people. CHAT!!
    Fireforge00on May 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat an awesome band, and furthermore an awesome song. its intertwining old fashioned music of the time with present day music ion the 60's/70's. Confused yet? good! well its classic now and Three Dog Night willl live on into history through their songs even if the people singing them in their heads dont know the bands name. no im not stoned ive just always been special like this
    so keep weaarin your buckskin boots! Peace!
    ThreeDogNighton June 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite TDN song as well. Very straightforward meaning...
    allen314159on August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've never noticed how well this song is written. It's just such a nice, chill melody.
    RoCkHaRdeRon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat version of the song, but its not 'their' song; it was written by Paul Williams who earlier that same year released his own version on an album of the same name. He wrote for a LOT of songs for other people (his voice is rough and as the 70s passed being a great songwriter wasn't enough to offset his short height, youthful looks and gravelly voice, pity, nowadays people like PW, Joan Baez, even 3DN couldn't get contracts as singers because they dont look and sound like some 'popstar' or boyband.

    from wiki...
    "American Academy Award-winning composer, musician, songwriter, and actor. He is perhaps best known for popular songs performed by a number of groups in the 70's including Three Dog Night's "Just An Old-Fashioned Love Song", Helen Reddy's "You And Me Against The World", and The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" as well as his contributions to films such as "Evergreen" from A Star Is Born and "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie. He has also had a variety of acting roles in film, television, and theater, and done voiceover work for animation."

    I suggest checking him out, if you like 3DN and 'Old Fashioned Love Song' you'll probably like PW, though I also suggest you do not start with Phantom of the Paradise, his musical as its sort of Faust meets Glam Rock and I'm not sure how understandable the music is without watching the movie first, lol.
    EdgeofThorneson March 21, 2011   Link

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