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Wish I Could Write a Lovesong

[Chas Hodges, Dave Peacock]

Danny Spooner sang Wish I Could Write a Lovesong on his 1987 album When a Man's in Love. This track was also included in 2007 on his anthology Years of Spooner. He noted:

I'm sure that many men (including me) could associate with this brilliant song by Chas Hodges and Dave Peacock, better known as the cockney duo Chas and Dave. This song says it all by exposing our vulnerability. Real love makes us awkward, clumsy and very human. Dennis Mitchell's piano playing on this track knocks me out, it evokes a haunting echo of an empty music hall where a sad and solitary player sings to himself.

Lyrics

Danny Spooner sings Wish I Could Write a Lovesong

I wish that I could write a love-song, to show the way I feel
But perhaps I just ain't got it, perhaps I never will
Wish that I could write down words, that I want you to see,
Wish I could write a love-song, just to you from me.
I write the words down, then change 'em all around ,'cos I ain't to sure,
It always comes out wrong, it's just another song,
And it's all bin done before and it's gotta mean much more.
Wish that I could write a love-song, to show the way I feel,
But perhaps I just ain't got it, perhaps I never will.

Rock and roll so easy, rock and roll songs, dead easy.
Is it simply that I love you more than words can say?

Is that I feel silly when I let my feelings show
Or am I afraid to say too much, in case some day you go;
If I give in to my emotions, then I might get hurt,
If some day you run away, with my uncle Bert.
But I'm making fun again, trust me to make a joke, out of anything
Wish I could make up lines wish I could make up rhymes,
Ain't good for anything good to sing.
Wish I could write a love-song, to show the way I feel,
But I guess I just ain't got it, guess I never will.

Rock and roll songs so easy, rock and roll songs, dead easy.
Is it simply that I love you, more than words can say?
Think I'll write a love-song, just for you today.