"Michael, You've Got A Lot To Answer For" as written by and Nick Rhodes Simon Le Bon....
I came over your place today
In a roundabout sort of way, nothing holding me
Just the company
Gentle killing of the afternoon.

Michael, don't ever try to be anymore
Michael, you've got a lot to answer for
You've unlocked some of the doors to my soul.

And I don't see you for awhile
Thinking of you will make me smile
You never bother me with responsibility
Misbehaving in candlelight.

Michael, don't ever try to give anymore
Michael, you've got a lot to answer for
You've got me waking up wise to the world.

Trust you to get caught up in someone else's war
You'll come out of it all intact I'm sure.
Just remember what friends were put here for
Michael, you've got a lot to answer for
And I know that you're gonna call
If you need me
When you need me
If you need me. . .

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    General CommentSimon wrote this for his friend Michael Hutchence. Not long after the song was written (within the same year), Michael committed suicide which is incredibly sad but in a way it's nice that Simon was able to write this song for him while he was still alive. He wrote another song for a friend David, "Do You Believe In Shame?", after he'd already died but this one kind of seems as if it could be in memory of Michael but it is the way things should be done, it's nice if you can honor someone while they are still alive and I just think that's beautiful, though sad.

    Whenever I hear the end of the song Michael...it's hard to take.
    Canadaon March 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCanada, I agree with you on the end. It always gets to me, knowing how it all turned out. And the feeling that Simon knew Michael was in a bad place...
    talynnon May 21, 2005   Link

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