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Do You Wanna Make Love
Peter McCann Lyrics


Sometimes the love rhymes that fill the afternoon
Lose all their meaning with the rising moon
so hold me and tell me that the words you say are true
Answer the question I must ask of you

Do you want to make love
Or do you just want to fool around
I guarantee it will bring you down
If you try and fool yourself
Do you want to make loe
Or do you just want to fool around

You can take it seriously or take it somewhere else
Tale all the freedom that a lover will allow
If you feel the feeling that I'm feeling now
Where love goes a fool knows that the hurt can go as deep
Don't make a promise that you cannot keep

Do you want to make love
Or do you just want to fool around
I guarantee it will bring you down
If you try and fool yourself
Do you want to make love
Or do you just want to fool around

You can take it seriously or take it somewhere else
But if you want to get close to me
You could do it so easily
Is it love that I see when I look in your eyes
Or just another empty lie?
(repeat chorus)

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: PETER JAMES MCCANN

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nazfan01

@Robert Masina - No you are wrong, he had many hits. Read and weep, let's see you do better.

Peter McCann began recording for Motown Records in 1971. His two Motown albums with the group Repairs were produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, producer of the Rolling Stones. McCann's career blossomed in 1977 with the release of the hit “Right Time of the Night,” personally chosen by Clive Davis, performed by Jennifer Warnes on Arista Records and produced by Jim Ed Norman. His success as a writer prompted his signing to 20th Century Fox Records in that same year and the immediate release of “Do You Wanna Make Love,” written and performed by him and produced by Hal Yoergler, Vice President of ABC Dunhill Music Publishing, and sold over 2 million singles as an international hit, reaching high chart positions in the U.S, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In 1978 CBS, now Sony Music, purchased his contract from the Fox organization and began a fruitful, 20-year relation with him as a songwriter. In 2012 McCann concluded a three-year contract with GrandVista Music in Nashville as a staff writer.



His songs have been recorded by Julio Iglesias, Buck Owens, Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Greenwood, Mickey Gilley, Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs, Crystal Gayle, Shelly West and Jermaine Jackson. Hits in Country include the Grammy Nominated Performance “She’s Single Again” by Janie Fricke and the #1, “Nobody Falls Like a Fool” by Earl Thomas Conley. In 1991 Baillie and the Boys had a hit with “Treat Me Like a Stranger.” McCann also had a song on one of the largest selling female debut albums of all time when Whitney Houston recorded “Take Good Care of My Heart.” His song “The Star” appeared on Kathy Mattea’s Grammy winning Christmas album. Isaac Hayes and Millie Jackson took their hit duet version of “Do You Wanna Make Love” up the R&B Charts. Over the years, his songs have been on well over 100,000,000 records sold. During his career McCann has been signed as a recording artist to Motown, 20th Century Fox, CBS Records and RCA Records. Past recordings include cuts by John Travolta, Michael Johnson, Karen Carpenter, Shaun Cassidy, K.T. Oslin, Lynn Anderson, Ricky Nelson, Paul Anka, Bobby Vinton, Nicolette Larson, and Donny Osmond.



Throughout his career McCann has been active for the rights of songwriters and publishers, lecturing for NSAI, SESAC, ASCAP, BMI. He has also lectured at the University of Southern California, UC Santa Barbara, George Washington University Law School, University of Tennessee Law School, Belmont University and Vanderbilt University. For the last 24 years, he has lobbied pro bono in Washington D.C. on copyright issues. He has written several songs with Senator Orrin Hatch, Senior Senator of the State of Utah. McCann is a past vice-president and board member of NSAI. In 1995 he won the President’s Choice award for his work in copyright protection. In 2003 he won a special commendation from SESAC for his continuing efforts to strengthen the nation’s copyright laws.



In May 1999, then Attorney General Janet Reno presented Peter with the Volunteerism Award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for composing “Among the Missing” as an anthem for the Center’s free use. He also produced the video and co-produced the recording of the song as performed by Michael McDonald and Kathy Mattea. His co-producers on “Among the Missing” were Multi Grammy Winning Producer George Massenburg and Multi Grammy Winning Engineer Gary Paczosa.



In 1995, McCann released a Christmas album of his own compositions on RCA Records for which he received critical acclaim and a letter of commendation from Pope John Paul II.



Fellipe Weslley

Tradução para os BR de plantão
Do You Wanna Make Love
Você quero fazer amor


Sometimes the love rhymes that fill the afternoon
Às vezes, as rimas de amor que enchem a tarde

Lose all their meaning with the rising moon
perder todo o seu significado com a lua crescente

Hold me and tell me that the words you say are true
Me abrace e me diga que as palavras que você diz é verdade

Answer the question I must ask of you
Responda a pergunta, devo lhe pedir




Do you wanna make love
Você quer fazer amor

Or do you just wanna fool around
Ou você só quer brincar

I guarantee it will bring you down
Eu garanto que vai derrubá-lo

If you try and fool yourself
Se você tentar e enganar a si mesmo

Do you wanna make love
Você quer fazer amor

Or do you just wanna fool around
Ou você só quer brincar

You can take it seriously
Você pode levá-lo a sério

Or take it somewhere else
Ou levá-la em outro lugar




Take all the freedom that a lover will allow
Tome toda a liberdade que um amante vai permitir

If you feel the feeling that I'm feeling now
Se você sentir a sensação de que eu estou sentindo agora

Where love goes a fool knows
Onde o amor vai um tolo sabe

That the hurt can go as deep
Que a dor pode ir tão fundo

Don't make a promise that you cannot keep
Não faça uma promessa que você não pode manter




Do you wanna make love
Você quer fazer amor

Or do you just wanna fool around
Ou você só quer brincar

I guarantee it will bring you down
Eu garanto que vai derrubá-lo

If you try and fool yourself
Se você tentar e enganar a si mesmo

Do you wanna make love
Você quer fazer amor

Or do you just wanna fool around
Ou você só quer brincar

You can take it seriously
Você pode levá-lo a sério

Or take it somewhere else
Ou levá-la em outro lugar




If you want to get close to me
Se você quer ficar perto de mim

You could do it so easily
Você poderia fazê-lo tão facilmente

Is it love that I see
É o amor que eu vejo

When I look in your eyes
Quando eu olho em seus olhos

Or just another empty lie
Ou apenas mais uma mentira vazio




Do you wanna make love
Você quer fazer amor

Or do you just wanna fool around
Ou você só quer brincar

I guarantee it will bring you down
Eu garanto que vai derrubá-lo

If you try and fool yourself
Se você tentar e enganar a si mesmo

Well, do you wanna make love
Bem, você quer fazer amor

Or do you just wanna fool around
Ou você só quer brincar

You can take it seriously
Você pode levá-lo a sério

Or take it somewhere else
Ou levá-la em outro lugar



Thata Rodrigues

Sometimes the love rhymes that fill the afternoon
Lose all their meaning with the rising moon
so hold me and tell me that the words you say are true
Answer the question I must ask of you

Do you want to make love
Or do you just want to fool around
I guarantee it will bring you down
If you try and fool yourself
Do you want to make loe
Or do you just want to fool around

You can take it seriously or take it somewhere else
Tale all the freedom that a lover will allow
If you feel the feeling that I'm feeling now
Where love goes a fool knows that the hurt can go as deep
Don't make a promise that you cannot keep

Do you want to make love
Or do you just want to fool around
I guarantee it will bring you down
If you try and fool yourself
Do you want to make love
Or do you just want to fool around

You can take it seriously or take it somewhere else
But if you want to get close to me
You could do it so easily
Is it love that I see when I look in your eyes
Or just another empty lie?



All comments from YouTube:

Michael Knapp

Pete McCann was a very talented songwriter and good singer. He also wrote and sang Right Time of the Night, another great song. This takes me back to the 70s/80s, when music was great and so was living!

nazfan01

@Robert Masina - No you are wrong, he had many hits. Read and weep, let's see you do better.

Peter McCann began recording for Motown Records in 1971. His two Motown albums with the group Repairs were produced by Andrew Loog Oldham, producer of the Rolling Stones. McCann's career blossomed in 1977 with the release of the hit “Right Time of the Night,” personally chosen by Clive Davis, performed by Jennifer Warnes on Arista Records and produced by Jim Ed Norman. His success as a writer prompted his signing to 20th Century Fox Records in that same year and the immediate release of “Do You Wanna Make Love,” written and performed by him and produced by Hal Yoergler, Vice President of ABC Dunhill Music Publishing, and sold over 2 million singles as an international hit, reaching high chart positions in the U.S, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In 1978 CBS, now Sony Music, purchased his contract from the Fox organization and began a fruitful, 20-year relation with him as a songwriter. In 2012 McCann concluded a three-year contract with GrandVista Music in Nashville as a staff writer.



His songs have been recorded by Julio Iglesias, Buck Owens, Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Greenwood, Mickey Gilley, Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs, Crystal Gayle, Shelly West and Jermaine Jackson. Hits in Country include the Grammy Nominated Performance “She’s Single Again” by Janie Fricke and the #1, “Nobody Falls Like a Fool” by Earl Thomas Conley. In 1991 Baillie and the Boys had a hit with “Treat Me Like a Stranger.” McCann also had a song on one of the largest selling female debut albums of all time when Whitney Houston recorded “Take Good Care of My Heart.” His song “The Star” appeared on Kathy Mattea’s Grammy winning Christmas album. Isaac Hayes and Millie Jackson took their hit duet version of “Do You Wanna Make Love” up the R&B Charts. Over the years, his songs have been on well over 100,000,000 records sold. During his career McCann has been signed as a recording artist to Motown, 20th Century Fox, CBS Records and RCA Records. Past recordings include cuts by John Travolta, Michael Johnson, Karen Carpenter, Shaun Cassidy, K.T. Oslin, Lynn Anderson, Ricky Nelson, Paul Anka, Bobby Vinton, Nicolette Larson, and Donny Osmond.



Throughout his career McCann has been active for the rights of songwriters and publishers, lecturing for NSAI, SESAC, ASCAP, BMI. He has also lectured at the University of Southern California, UC Santa Barbara, George Washington University Law School, University of Tennessee Law School, Belmont University and Vanderbilt University. For the last 24 years, he has lobbied pro bono in Washington D.C. on copyright issues. He has written several songs with Senator Orrin Hatch, Senior Senator of the State of Utah. McCann is a past vice-president and board member of NSAI. In 1995 he won the President’s Choice award for his work in copyright protection. In 2003 he won a special commendation from SESAC for his continuing efforts to strengthen the nation’s copyright laws.



In May 1999, then Attorney General Janet Reno presented Peter with the Volunteerism Award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for composing “Among the Missing” as an anthem for the Center’s free use. He also produced the video and co-produced the recording of the song as performed by Michael McDonald and Kathy Mattea. His co-producers on “Among the Missing” were Multi Grammy Winning Producer George Massenburg and Multi Grammy Winning Engineer Gary Paczosa.



In 1995, McCann released a Christmas album of his own compositions on RCA Records for which he received critical acclaim and a letter of commendation from Pope John Paul II.

Robert Masina

If he was a good singer like you say, it's too bad he was one hit wonder.

FastEddie95

Thanks for posting - this song was on the charts for months in 1977. Takes me back to my days growing up in the '70s, and what great days they were!

Besa65

Just seeing when this post was made 13 YEARS AGO! 😱 makes you wish we were back in the 70s even more now! 13 years ago who knew the world would be this crazy now 🤦🏻‍♀️

Chuck baranoski

Heard this in 2020 and I was literally transported back to my youth when it was first and last played on the radio. Loving finding those songs from my youth! Still a great song!

Marshall Lancaster

Gotta say—beautiful tune. Easy listening songs of the 70s rock.

Patrick Murphy

In 1977 the world was a better place. This song exemplifies the greatness of the 70s!

Charles Thomas

This song suddenly appeared in mind for no apparent reason. I didn't know that the singer McCall until just now but I remembered this song after many years. This song evokes lazy, carefree and halcoyen days of my youth in the 70s.

USMC Veteran

1977, when this was hit. I was a 22 yr old United States Marine, by Oct 77, I'd finished my 4 yrs in the Corps. Plus memories of an old girlfriend in Jacksonville NC while I was stationed at Camp LeJeune NC.

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