I came over your place today
In a roundabout sort of way
Nothing holding me
Just the company
Gentle giving the afternoon

Don't ever try to be any more
Michael, you've got a lot to answer for
You unlocked some of the doors
To my soul

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

Don't ever try to give any more
Michael, you've got a lot to answer for
You got me wakin up wise to the world

Trust you to get caught up in somebody's war
You'll come out of it all in time, 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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    Simon 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 31, 2005   Link
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    Canada, 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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