"Sussudio" as written by and Phil Collins....
There's this girl that's been on my mind
All the time, Su-Su-Sussudio oh oh
Now she don't even know my name
But I think she likes me just the same
Su-Su-Sussudio oh oh

Ah if she called me I'd be there
I'd come running anywhere
She's all I need, all my life
I feel so good if I just say the word
Su-Su-Sussudio, just say the word
Oh Su-Su-Sussudio

Now I know that I'm too young
My love has just begun
Su-Su-Sussudio oh oh
Oh give me a chance, give me a sign
I'll show her anytime
Su-Su-Sussudio oh oh

Ah, I've just got to have her, have her now
I've got to get closer but I don't know how
She makes me nervous and makes me scared
But I feel so good if I just say the word
Su-Su-Sussudio, just say the word
Oh Su-Su-Sussudio, oh

Ah, she's all I need all of my life
I feel so good if I just say the word
Su-Su-Sussudio
I just say the word
Oh Su-Su-Sussudio
I just say the word oh Su-Su-Sussudio
I'll say the word
Oh, Su-Su-Sussudio oh oh oh
Just say the word
Just, just, just say the word uh
Just say the word
Su-Su-Sussudio (oh oh oh)
Su-Su-Sussudio (oh oh oh)
Su-Su-Sussudio (oh oh oh)
Su-Su-Sussudio (oh oh oh)
Sussudio (oh oh oh)
Su-Su-Sussudio (oh oh oh)
Just say the word
Su-Su-Sussudio (oh oh oh)
say the word oh
Just say the word
Just, just, just say the word


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

"Sussudio" as written by Phillip David Charles Collins

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Peermusic Publishing, IMAGEM MUSIC INC

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  • +3
    General CommentDo you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.
    jay696on May 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGreat, great song. Personal favorite...you understand this and you are a true Ssudio fan.
    MGDon November 27, 2004   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningSussudio is a word Phil Collins made up to describe every girl he's ever had a crush on.
    dodginnigelson December 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe title came from Collin's daughter, who had a horse she called "Sussudio." Collins thought it would work as a girl's name.

    According to Collins, this is about a young man's fantasy for an older woman. Because she smiles at him, he thinks she fancies him, and she becomes the object of his sexual fantasies. (thanks, Brad Wind - Miami, FL)
    runwiththefoxeson June 06, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little.
    ARNGUSon July 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPhil collins is one of those awsome 80s musicians that you can alwasy play to get upbeat. 'In the air tonight' is another fantastic song by him. But this song definitely lifts you up and makes you wanna jump and shout and go out and party! even though i don't know what Sussudio means. Let me know if you know. thanks peace- dan
    djdanon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually the title didnt come from collins daughters horse which came after the song came out. it was actually an improv by phil. he tried using other words but eventually came back to this one
    Invisible Touchon August 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read somewhere that the name came from a woman at the studio he was working at, he asked about her but mis-heard her name as Sussdio. Can't remember where I read it though.
    MBrookeron March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah i think it is about a young man having a thing for an older woman as well.
    hutchence89on December 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome! you have got to be kidding, typical 80s dross from the king of cheese.
    sivillaon December 28, 2006   Link

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