Saturday, May 23, 2009

Song Stuck In My Head This Week - 23rd May '09 - Phil Collins - Sussudio

This blog is based on a column I used to do once a week many moons ago in a former incarnation of my life. When that part of my life ended, so did this, but after the inspiration of this blog I decided to bring it back to life.

Each week there'll be a song which has been stuck in my head (as there always is) which I will write about, give you the lyrics to and, wherever possible, a link to where you can hear it for yourself.

This week's song is 'Sussudio' by Phil Collins.

While not the coolest song ever, there is something about this song that always put a smile on my face & makes me feel like breaking out in spontaneous dancing. Released when I was a mere 5-years-old, it's only in the last couple of years that I've come to truly love this track.

The narrative of the song is all about a guy having an attraction to a girl and not really having the guts to act on it however the word 'sussudio' itself is total gibberish that came about while Collins was improvising whilst putting the song together. This, in itself, is quite a common practise for musicians when they're still trying to work out what lyrics will be - some may 'la-la-la' or 'ooo-ooo-ooo' along until the words come to them - but Collins just couldn't find anything that fitted so 'sussudio' stayed in the song.

Now, if you just get over the fact that Phil has always looked like someone's dad and embrace the joy of this song then I defy you not to smile when it's on! :-)

Phil Collins - Sussudio

There's this girl that's been on my mind
All the time, Sussudio oh oh
Now she don't even know my name
But I think she likes me just the same
Sussudio oh oh

Oh 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
Sussudio, just say the word
Oh Sussudio

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

Ah, I've just 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
Sussudio just say the word
Oh Sussudio, oh

Ah, she's all I need all of my life
I feel so good if I just say the word
Sussudio I just say the word
Oh Sussudio I just say the word
Oh Sussudio I'll say the word
Sussudio oh oh oh
Just say the word

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