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It's late in the evening
She's wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her make up
And brushes her long blonde hair
And then she asks me
Do I look alright
And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight

We go to a party
And everyone turns to see
This beautiful lady
That's walking around with me
And then she asks me
Do you feel alright
And I say yes, I feel wonderful tonight

I feel wonderful
Because I see the love light in your eyes
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don't realize
How much I love you

It's time to go home now
And I've got an aching head
So I give her the car keys
She helps me to bed
And then I tell her
As I turn out the light
I say my darling, you were wonderful tonight
Oh my darling, you were wonderful tonight



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    UnregisteredMar 29, 2014 at 9:07 pm
    Eric Clapton wrote this song for his then wife Patti Boyd (George Harrison's former wife). She was getting ready for a party when he wrote it. The song is beautiful in it's simplicity but captures the moments and Eric's feelings perfectly.
    The reference to Eric giving Patti the car keys and her helping him to bed is poignant given that Eric, having smashed up one of his many Ferraris whilst under the influence, is now a recovering alcoholic who does a lot for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.
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    UnregisteredDec 7, 2013 at 1:49 am
    My Very Special Guy told me today that he listened to this song and really listened to the lyrics for the first time. He thought of me, and it brought him to tears. Wow, how blessed am I. I have loved this man for 40 years, and we have reunited recently and are really building our relationship now that we both have the maturity to do so. God is good. I Love You, Sweetheart.
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    UnregisteredJun 12, 2012 at 12:58 am
    He is crazy for her. He compliments her and and makes her feel beautiful. They are deeply in love, for 2 reasons. #1 she is sweet and kind and rather than nagging him about drinking too much etc. She takes care of him. Notice she stays with him during the party and doesn't "do her own thing. " #2. Except for occasionally drinking too much, he is in control, and makes her feel like the lady she is. Mutual love and respect.
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    eldinaloveDec 5, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    a guy trying to let this girl know how much he loves her not matter what people may think of her and trust her with his heart

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