Want to Make Love to You

‘In the Afternoon’ is a song by the Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison which was released in 1995 on his twenty-third studio album Days Like This.  The album did well, reaching #5 on the UK charts, but this song was not released as a single.  There is nothing written on this song, so for me being a research writer, I will have to take a different approach here.  I will ponder if making love in the afternoon is the best time for optimizing romance and having satisfying sex.  The lyrics to this song are not exactly what I would call deep, but I enjoy listening to Van singing while he is trying to entice his lover to hop in the sack with him.

Timing is everything when it comes to relationships and it also plays a big part in having sex and I imagine that the best time for sex would be when the woman is less stressed out and the man has an increased level of testosterone.  Science seems to suggest that the best time of day to get busy is right around 3 p.m., because that’s when men and women are most in sync.  A man’s body does make estrogen and progesterone just like a woman’s body, but in much smaller amounts.  Although men get a testosterone boost in the early to mid-morning, they hit an estrogen peak later in the afternoon and this helps men become more emotionally attuned to their partners.  This same time of day is when women experience a peak in cortisol levels, helping them to boost their energy and alertness.  According to my research, Van got this one right, making love in the afternoon seems to be a win, win situation for both men and women.

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle and these make up your body clock, but it is an evolutionary paradox, because men and women appear to have different circadian rhythms meaning that their hormones are most primed for sex at different times of the day and it is a wonder that our species has survived due to the differences between the sexes.  Maybe it is not that much of a wonder, as our species has survived because one partner or the other has been compliant.  The best time to eat is anytime that you feel hungry and the best time to exercise is whenever you can fit it into your schedule.  I feel that the best time to have sex is whenever you get into the mood or whenever it is possible.

The light is fading in the afternoon
Won’t you see me baby in my room
There’s something that I want to say to you
Tell me baby am I getting through
Want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
Want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
Want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
In the afternoon, in the afternoon

The light is fading from across the way
I see you coming baby every day
I see you running, running from across the field
And I want to know if you can feel the same as me
Cause I want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
Want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
Want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
In the afternoon, in the afternoon

The wind is howling baby outside the shack
Train whistle blowin’ from across the track
Get on my wavelength, and you set me free
I just want to be everything you want me to be
Want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
Want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
Want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
In the afternoon, in the afternoon

The moon is sinking way across the trees
I can see my baby but she can’t see me
I’ve got a longing deep within my soul
I have to take it there and let it roll
Want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
Want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
Want to make, want to make, want to make, want to make
Love to you
In the afternoon, make love in the afternoon
Make love in the afternoon

Let it roll
You got me reelin’ and a-rockin’ and rollin’ again

Let it roll
You got me reelin’ and a-rockin’ and rollin’ and rollin’ again
Oh, I’m rollin’ and tumblin’, and I’m rollin’ and tumblin’
And I’m talkin’ all outta my mind baby

Let it roll
You got me reelin’ and a-rockin’
And I’m talkin’ all outta my mind

I’m talkin’ all outta my mind
Make love in the afternoon
Make love in the afternoon
Make love in the afternoon

Written for Song Lyric Sunday where the prompt is Fix/Make.

21 thoughts on “Want to Make Love to You

  1. I love Van’s voice and phrasing. He is one artist I saw in concert that sounded better live than on record…his voice is incredible.

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  2. I was just reading that humans have more sex than most other species, because our odds of conception are lower, so getting together at the right time for both sexes helps to improve the odds.

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