"Anything She Does" as written by and Michael/collins Rutherford....
You know,
You decorate the garage wall,
Hang in people's halls,
Live in secret drawers,
If you could look around you,
Wonder what you'd see.

Fiction.
That's all you really are I know,
Editorial dreams.
They can't make you real,
Tell me where you came from,
And where you're going to.

I won't ever, no I'll never get to know her,
Or be the cause of anything she does.
I won't ever, no I'll never get to hold her.
Do you think this aching could be love?

Oh you know,
You've figured in some fantasies.
You would not believe,
What you've had to do,
Life goes on around you all because of you.

I won't ever, no I'll never get to know her,
Or be the cause of anything she does.
I won't ever, no I'll never get to hold her.
Do you think this aching could be love?

You know,
That in twenty years or more,
You still look the same
As you do today.
You'll still be a young girl,
When I'm old and grey.

I won't ever, no I'll never get to know her,
Or be the cause of anything she does.
I won't ever, no I'll never get to hold her.
Do you think this aching could be love?


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"Anything She Does" as written by Phil Collins Michael Rutherford

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  • +1
    General CommentYep it is definately about glamour models and the narrators thinking that he is in love with this particular pin up beauty. Lonely blokes can be forgiven for thinking that an unhealthy infatuation with a girl they could never have nor meet is love and i guess this is what the song aims to poke fun at. The acceptance at the end that she'll still be a young girl when hes old and grey i think is likely his admission that she is after all nothing more than an image which wont age as years pass unlike himself.
    parberooon May 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is great song! I'll show you what i mean. This is Genesis in their micky tacking having a laugh with a song mode. This is about drulling over and daydreaming about the topless models that started to pop up in the British tabloids at that time eg Sun! Read the lyrics and you'll see what I mean. Mama is another example of this.
    timbo.hon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentParberoo hit the nail on the head. It's about a man's obsession with a supermodel. Lyrics by Tony Banks
    Jibril_Abdullahon August 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment------------ Centrefolds, of course!

    "You decorate the garage walls,
    Hang in people's halls,
    Live in secret drawers,"

    Gold.
    RandomPersonYouAreReadingon July 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song ComparisonI just recently rediscovered this track, an easy one to overlook, but musically a well-crafted and catchy pop song. The lyrics explore some of the same ideas as "Turn It On Again" -- obsession with a fictional character or fantasy-version of a celebrity -- from a more objective point of view. It's almost as if the "Albert" character from TIOG is trying to break out of his delusion -- perhaps he's undergone some therapy -- and is attempting to rationalize the obsession, while clearly still incapable of turning it off completely ("Do you think this aching could be love?" and the final lyric "I think it's love").
    effingtonon June 03, 2011   Link
  • -2
    General CommentA song about the nature of God.

    You decorate the garage walls,
    Hang in people's halls,
    Live in secret drawers,
    (where Christian people keep crosses)

    If you could look around you,
    Wonder what you'd see.
    (God doesn't care basically)

    Fiction.
    That's all you really are I know,
    Editorial dreams.
    They can't make you real,
    (God's not there.)

    Oh you know,
    You've figured in some fantasies.
    You would not believe,
    What you've had to do,
    Life goes on around you and all because of you.
    (God created this evil world and doesn't seem to be doing anything about. "In some fantasies" he might have thought not to do it, since he'd know what the results would be.)

    You know,
    That in twenty years or more,
    You'll still look the same
    As you do today.
    You'll still be a young girl,
    When I'm old and grey.
    (God is supposedly immortal and we are mortal)

    I won't ever, no I'll never get to know her,
    Or be the cause of anything she does.
    I won't ever, no I'll never get to hold her.
    Do you think this aching could be love?
    (He thinks God is obviously bullcrap, but for some reason it feels good to try to believe anyway.)


    Is it getting clear yet? God God God. That's it. The whole album! Go to the next song now! :)
    steve82con October 22, 2008   Link

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