Follow You Follow Me

Follow You Follow Me

Nearly 40 years ago, one of the top 10 bands of all time published a recording entitled Follow You Follow Me.

That band was Genesis.

It was a simple “love song,” that wasn’t especially profound, or as “deep” as you’d expect – but it has perspective.

It speaks of simple love between a man and a woman. Being close to one another. Valuing true companionship. Appreciating things like a physical smile or building trust. To me – this is what life is all about. The amazing bond that two individuals can have – for a lifetime.

However today, “Follow You Follow Me” has been reduced to “thanking” other equally self-serving a-holes that they monitor your soulless 140-character tweets.

In just four decades we went from making eternal love the forefront of our life goals – to jacking up hollow social media “followings” as high as possible the accolades of existence.

Humans are flawed worse than I originally imagined. WTF?

Anyway – below are the simple lyrics. For those old enough to remember the longing for love from another (opposite sex) object of desire – it will bring you back down memory lane. (If it hasn’t been erased by our superficial BS society…)

Genesis – Follow You Follow Me

Stay with me,
My love I hope you’ll always be
Right here by my side if ever I needed you
Oh my love

In your arms,
I feel so safe and so secure
Everyday is such a perfect day to spend
Alone with you

I will follow you will you follow me
All the days and nights that we know will be
I will stay with you will you stay with me
Just one single tear in each passing year

With the dark,
I see so very clearly now
All my fears are drifting by me so slowly now
Fading away

I can say
The night is long but you are there
Close at hand I’m better for the smile you give
And while I live

I will follow you will you follow me
All the days and nights that we know will be
I will stay with you will you stay with me
Just one single tear in each passing year there will be

I will follow you, I will follow you

PS – I’d like to add – that even if the entire world, six or seven billion people “followed” me – or even “liked” me – I’d always rather have the unwavering love of one person over that. It’s just too bad more people like attention from strangers over letting their guard down with a soulmate. You really cannot have both. They’re absolutely not compatible!

follow you follow me genesis

Songwriters: RUTHERFORD, MICHAEL/COLLINS, PHIL/BANKS, TONY
Follow You Follow Me lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, IMAGEM U.S. LLC

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