Affection live at the Pinkpop festival in 1978
Well now everywhere we go
everywhere I've been
I see people all over the world,
who are starvin'
just for simple affection.
they're just starvin for affection
and to me this ain't funny
To me this is real
So I thought I'd tell everybody
the way I feel
well, you've got televisions and there's tons and tons of records
and there's books and there's magazines for you
But poor affection sits there over in the corner
Saying to itself, "I wish I had more work to do."
I know it takes courage to reach out to people
when they seem to want your touch but you can't tell
cause they can always laugh at you or misunderstand you
And you probably won't like that too well
But I say that people all over the world are good.
and People all over the world ain't bad.
But if they keep on chickenin' out,
they'll never get what they wish they had
and that's affection
and I know they're starving for affection
I'm gonna tell you about myself now
this is how I was
I used to be mad at the world
cause I got no affection
and the world may be hard I suppose
But I was a snob, I said, "but I don't time for those people,"
And I said, "I don't think I have anything in common with those."
then I relaxed a little
And I met more people who liked me
that gave me the courage to reach out and give
And that helped me to get more of affection
And that helped me to live.
So I say that people all over the world are good,
and People all over the world ain't bad,
But if they keep on chickening out
They won't get what they wish they had
And that's affection
and I know they're starving for Affection.
I know they're craving Affection.
I know they're starving for it