May 122013
 

from HIGH ADVENTURE

written by David Foster, Kenny Loggins & Eva Ein

High Adventure, released in September 1982, was Kenny Loggins’ fifth solo album.
This well balanced pop/rock endeavour spawned three hits on the charts and was eventually certified gold. Among the hits is the now-classic pop mid-tempo, “Heart To Heart,” co-written by the singer with Michael McDonald and David Foster and the rocking number, “Don’t Fight It” that matches Loggins’ voice with another legendary tenor singer, Steve Perry of Journey.

These two songs are clearly the most memorable and well-known moments on the albums but there are several other tracks on “High Adventure” that deserve a mention. McDonald, for example, co-wrote with Loggins also the haunting melody of  “Only A Miracle,”dedicated by Kenny to his first son, Crosby. This special tune is wonderfully sung by the singer with the bonus of a magnificent string arrangement courtesy of the late Marty Paich. Another sure winner is the second collaboration with Foster entitled “If It’s Not What You’re Looking For.” This one is an elegant rocker based on strong guitars and a powerful rhythm section to support another showcase of Loggins’ vocal talent. Foster’s touch can be especially heard on the catchy, keyboard-driven refrain that has echoes of Toto’s finest work. “If It’s Not What You’re Looking For” isn’t as famous as other Foster/Loggins hits like the aforementioned “Heart To Heart,” “Forever” or “The Real Thing” but nonetheless is another sheer proof of their collaborative magic.


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Lead Vocals: Kenny Loggins
Keyboards: Steve Wood & Neil Larsen
Guitars & Solos: Mike Hamilton
Drums: Tris Imboden
Bass: Nathan East
Backing Vocals: Steve Wood & Mike Hamilton

Produced by Bruce Botnick & Kenny Loggins


 

Lyrics

What you thinkin’ of?
Darlin’ you’ve been with me every day
But you seem so far away, I know
No, it’s never enough
To smile and say there’s something on your mind
If you doubt my love
Know that it’s here all the time
If that’s not what you’re lookin’ for
If it’s not what you need to know
And if there is somethin’ more
Girl, I’ll give you anything you want
Girl it’s been so right
Nobody could ever love you more
I’ve never been more sure
Where in the middle of the night
I hold you near
And take your heart in my arms
Swearin’ all my love
That’s something you’ve known from the start
If that’s not what you’re lookin’ for
If it’s not what you need to know
And if there is somethin’ more
I’ll give you anything you want
If that’s not what you’re lookin’ for
If it’s not what you need to know
Know that you’re free to go
Just be sure that what you want
Is not what you got
Hold me
Oh, hold me tonight
Forever
Here, my love
So you’ll never
Fly away
(SOLO)
Gotta work it out
I’m tryin’ to hold on to our romance
We’ve only got one more chance I know
So tell me what it’s all about
Oh darlin’ if there’s still a way to your heart
I’ll use all my love
To keep us from fallin’ apart
If that’s not what you’re lookin’ for
If it’s not what you need to know
And if there is somethin’ more
I’ll give you everything you want
If that’s not what you’re lookin’ for
If it’s not what you need to know
Know that you’re free to go
Just be sure that what you want
Is not what you got