The Lovin' Spoonful – Darling Be Home Soon

One of my favourite love songs, not least for the fact that the singer is desperate for his girlfriend to return because he misses conversing with her (“for the great relief of having you to talk to”).

It’s a lovely, rather delicate, performance that manages to be both grandiose (through the earnestness of the lyrics and the supporting horns) and also a little bit silly (“I’ve been waiting since I toddled”). And it’s that mix that enables it to capture so well what it’s like to be a young man deeply in love. Gorgeous.


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