"For a while, to love was all we could do" is a line from "After the Love Has Gone", a 1979 hit single for the musical group Earth, Wind & Fire. The song was written by David Foster, Jay Graydon, and Bill Champlin for Earth, Wind & Fire and their ninth studio album "I Am" (1979). The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, dance, Latin, and Afro pop. They have been described by 'Rolling Stone Magazine" as one of the most "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing". The band is considered one of the most commercially successful acts of all time and is one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the 20th century.

Other recordings by R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire include: "Saturday Nite", a song issued as a single in 1976 by Columbia Records; "September", a song that was released as a single in 1978 by ARC/Columbia Records; and the 1976 song under the title of "Can't Hide Love". This tune was released as a single by Columbia Records. It reached No. 11 on the US Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart and No. 39 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song in 1973 when it was titled "You Can't Hide Love" also reached No. 48 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.

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