There's a girl that's been on my mind
All the time, Sus-Sussudio, oh-oh
Now she don't even know my name
But I think she likes me just the same, Sus-Sussudio, whoa-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, Sus-Sussudio
Just say the word, oh, Sus-Sussudio

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

Ah, I've 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, Sus-Sussudio
Just say the word, oh, S-Sus-Sussudio, oh

Ah, she's all I need, all of my life
I feel so good if I just say the word, Sus-Sussudio
I'll just say the word, oh, S-Sus-Sussudio
I'll just say the word, oh, Sus-Sussudio
I'll say the word, oh, S-Su-Sussudio, oh-oh, oh, oh

Just say the word
Ooh, just, just, just say the word, ooh
Just say the word
S-Sus-Sussudio, Sus-Sussudio
Ah, Sus-Su-Sussudio, Sus-Sussudio
Sussudio, Sus-Sussudio

Just say the word, Sus-Sussudio
Say the word, oh
Just say the word
Ooh, just, just, just say the word

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  • +6
    General Comment
    Do 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
  • +4
    Song Meaning
    Sussudio 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 Comment
    Great, great song. Personal understand this and you are a true Ssudio fan.
    MGDon November 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    actually 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
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    Invisibe Touch is right. Collins, like a lot of artists, would work on a tune first and write words to fit as he went along. He just never came up with anything better to replace "Sussudio" with. I refer to any song with bizarre lyrics now as suffering from "Sussudio Syndrome". (You know the type. Sometimes when you understand why they wrote the song it makes sense, and other times the symbolism in the songs only makes sense to the one who wrote it.)
    jimskiskion January 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little.
    ARNGUSon July 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
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    Who cares what the meaning is about, I detest this song. There's just something about it that grinds me brain. It's not a hate it love it, I can't stand it. It drives me bonkers.
    oasisnesson May 24, 2014   Link
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    General Comment
    My journal won't work so I wanted to throw this out thereI'll take an inch even if it's a pinch ha ha. I randomly come up with stuff and just blurt. what kind of word is blurt anyhow. I think I should say blurt you. Think about the word, say it out loud. It's like having a conversation with someone up close and you're really checking out their face and it becomes distorted some what and you think of them in a different light after seeing that close glimpse of who they are. It's a weird experience like thinking about blurt and saying blurt. Have i said too much will I be judged. What will people think? Will they want to get me or stay as far away as possible. I feel weird right now like the weirdest person on the planet that nobody could quite understand or figure out. There's different definitions and variations of weird but I feel I'm defining the weird weird right now. The weirdest of the weird. Does that make any sense? What or does anyone understand what I'm getting at or is it all jibberjam. I just made that up another example of my weird weird. Just saying whatever the hell pops out of my head. Is there anybody out there? I'm a little touchEd in the head as my grandma use to say. I'm feeling a bit numb not cold but numb like I don't feel anything but to not feel anything is to not feel something so that's feeling a certain way so your still feeling something to not feel. You feel me?
    oasisnesson July 19, 2016   Link
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    The 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
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    I 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

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