"Follow You Follow Me" as written by and Michael/collins Rutherford....
Stay with me,
My love I hope you'll always be
Right here by my side if ever I needed you
Oh my love

In your arms,
I feel so safe and so secure
Everyday is such a perfect day to spend
Alone with you

I will follow you will you follow me
All the days and nights that we know will be
I will stay with you will you stay with me
Just one single tear in each passing year

With the dark,
I see so very clearly now
All my fears are drifting by me so slowly now
Fading away

I can say
The night is long but you are there
Close at hand I'm better for the smile you give
And while I live

I will follow you will you follow me
All the days and nights that we know will be
I will stay with you will you stay with me
Just one single tear in each passing year there will be

I will follow you, I will follow you


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"Follow You Follow Me" as written by Michael/collins Rutherford

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  • +2
    General CommentAwesome ... this was my wedding song ... simply awesome.
    zebziggleon June 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song; basically saying how all the bad things in your life are finally put behind you when find someome you love.
    ckm4everon April 14, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is the song that moved genesis from obscure progrock band geeky men liked into bein a household name and gettin women interested in them (apparently). it was part of a longer song which ultimately just lent itself to bein a 3 minute one. as such it was easily stuck on the radio where it took off. blatantly one of phils. the other two were still too shy to say things like 'i love you' at this point in time (78) altho' i spose banks had almost managed it in afterglow. bless him.
    parberooon April 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentin response to parberoo:
    Rutherford is the lyricist, and I actually think the lyrics are blatantly Rutherford's. If you look at Collins' lyrical contributions in the late '70s and the '80s, he penned songs about problematic relationships, not about love ("Misunderstanding," "That's All") or not about relationships at all ("Scenes from a Night's Dream," "Illegal Alien"). Rutherford had already written "Your Own Special Way" on W&W. I think "Follow You Follow Me" is is a much better song, but it comes as no surprise that the lyrics are by the same person.
    allionaon January 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song! That said, I'm planning tohave Always with You, Always with me by Joe Satriani at my wedding.
    Razormasticatoron December 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest Genesis pop song in my opinion.
    Frances-The-Toolon July 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you want to hear something awesome -- listen to Red House Painters cover this song.
    catherineoclockon February 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne reason why I listen to Genesis is because it strikes a nerve inside of me. Not in a bad way, it just reminds me of my childhood. Ya know, a time when I felt so close to my family (aunts, uncles, cousins, grandma.. etc). But thats all gone. My uncle is off pissing his life away, I miss my grandmother and rarely get to see her. And my cousins/aunt, well, the distance is great and I fear that age has ripped a hole through what we had. :-\ So for me, this is a great song to reflect back on because it brings back a ton of damn good memories that have since been shredded up and burned by time. :-\ I'd give anything to relive it again.
    Lateralus518on March 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlateralus518, you've got it exactly right.

    No, I don't mean that's what Genesis intended by the song...I mean it's the right conclusion to come to. This song is somewhat open-ended. It can mean a couple different things...the first and most obvious is a relationship, and finding security in that person.

    However, if you consider the song as not being sung about/to a person, what conclusion do you draw? That it is being sung about memories and past experiences is what I find.

    In any event, a great song. Arguably one of Genesis' best.
    madnesslover_89on July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's the only 'post Gabriel' Genesis song with a positive message.
    Too bad they couldn't keep their 'blue skies' vibe going after this song.
    I would have liked to say I was a Gensis fan, when they needed fans, but I couldn't handle all the whining and finger pointing of those days.
    I agree, though, it's a greta song.
    tdoggpainton September 23, 2007   Link

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