Ooh please don't ask me how I feel, I feel fine
Oh I cry a bit, I don't sleep too good, but I'm fine
When can I see you?
When can I touch you?

Again and again I ask myself was I wrong?
Oh but time's a healer, and heaven knows I've been strong
Maybe we could try
Maybe we would work this time

Oh I can remember when it was easy to say I love you
But things have changed since then, now I really can't say if I still do
But I can try
Cos I know the kids are well, yes you're a mother to the world
Oh but I miss my boy
I hope he's good as gold

But enough of me, tell me how are you? you look good
Oh you've lost some weight I can see, your hair looks nice, you look
Good
Maybe we should try, don't say it! I know why

But y'know, I can remember when it was easy to say I love you
But things have changed since then, now I really can't say if I still do
But I can try
Cos I know the kids are well, yes you're a mother to the world
But I miss my boy
Oh I hope he's good as gold



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Please Don't Ask Lyrics as written by Phil Collins

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    General Comment

    I don't know too much about Phil's private life, but this one's seems to be about his divorce. He describes to typical behaviour of ex-couples, telling each other how good they look etc. and trying to be nice and start all over again.

    Punkfather666on August 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    I don't know too much about Phil's private life, but this one's seems to be about his divorce. He describes to typical behaviour of ex-couples, telling each other how good they look etc. and trying to be nice and start all over again.

    Punkfather666on August 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    This track reminds me of the time after I split up with my girlfriend - questioning whether I did the right thing in going. To a certain extent, I did the same as the person in the song in trying to persuade my ex to take me back again, but knew deep down that things had just changed to much to allow it to happen.

    It's a nice track and very poignant for anyone who's been in the position of the party Phil Collins is singing about...

    electra27000on January 15, 2008   Link
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    Tight track.

    It's authentic, and full of candour.

    As Phil would say: "good as gold".

    vitaminfon February 24, 2014   Link

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