Afternoon Delight - Song Lyrics

  • Originally performed by Washington DC based Starland Vocal Band (Bill & Taffy Danoff, John Carroll, & Margaret Chapman)
  • Bill & Taffy had once fronted a band called Fat City that backed up John Denver on his "Take Me Home Country Roads" recording.
  • The band had their own TV variety show in the 70s, and won the 1976 Best New Artist Grammy Award.
  • The song was a number 1 Top 40 hit for two weeks in 1976
  • It was their only Top 40 hit


Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
Gonna grab some afternoon delight
My motto's always been; when it's right, it's right.
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night?

When everything's a little clearer in the light of day.
And you know the night is always gonna be there any way.
Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Thinkin' of you's workin' up my appetite
Looking forward to a little afternoon delight
Rubbin' sticks and stones together makes the sparks ingite
And the thought of rubbin' you is getting so exciting.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Started out this morning feeling so polite
I always though a fish could not be caught who wouldn't bite
But you've got some bait a waitin' and I think I might
Try nibbling a little afternoon delight.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Please be waiting for me baby when I come around.
We could make a lot of lovin' 'for the sun goes down.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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