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Easy Lover
Philip Bailey Lyrics


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Easy lover
She'll get a hold on you, believe it
Like no other
Before you know it you'll be on your knees
She's an easy lover
She'll take your heart but you won't feel it
She's like no other
And I'm just trying to make you see

She's the kind of girl you dream of
Dream of keeping hold of
You'd better forget it
You'll never get it
She will play around and leave you
Leave you and deceive you
Better forget it
Oh, you'll regret it

No, you'll never change her, so leave it, leave it
Get out quick 'cause seeing is believing
It's the only way
You'll ever know, oh

She's an easy lover
She'll get a hold on you, believe it
Like no other
Before you know it you'll be on your knees
She's an easy lover
She'll take your heart but you won't feel it
She's like no other
And I'm just trying to make you see

You're the one that wants to hold her
Hold her and control her
Better forget it
You'll never get it
Oh, she'll say that there's no other
'Til she finds another
Better forget it
Oh, you'll regret it

And don't try to change her, just leave it, leave it
You're not the only one, ooh, seeing is believing
It's the only way
You'll ever know, oh

Now don't try to change her, just leave it, leave it
You're not the only one, 'cause seeing is believing
It's the only way
You'll ever know, oh

She's an easy lover (she's a easy lover)
She'll get a hold on you, believe it (get a hold on you)
She's like no other
Before you know it you'll be on your knees (you'll be down on your knees)
She's an easy lover
She'll take your heart but you won't feel it (you won't feel it)
She's like no other
And I'm just trying to make you see (trying to make you see, yeah)

She's an easy lover
She'll get a hold on you, believe it (get a hold on you)
And like no other
Before you know it you'll be on your knees (you'll be down on your knees)
She's an easy lover
She'll take your heart but you won't feel it (you won't feel it)
She's like no other
And I'm just trying to make you see (trying to make you see)

She's an easy lover
She'll get a hold on you, believe it

Overall Meaning

The song "Easy Lover" by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins is a cautionary tale about a notoriously alluring and charming woman who is capable of breaking hearts without remorse. The lyrics depict a man who is warning another man about the dangers of falling for her seductive charms. The song's powerful chorus, "She's an easy lover, she'll get a hold on you believe it, like no other, before you know it you'll be on your knees" serves as a warning sign of the woman's ability to ensnare men with a single glance. The lyrics go on to describe the woman as one who will break your heart but you won't even realize it, making her a truly dangerous and cunning figure.


As the song continues, it becomes clear that the man being warned is infatuated with the woman and is hoping to hold on to her, even though he knows she can't be tamed. The lyrics advise that the best course of action is to forget about her and move on, as attempting to control or change her would be futile. The song's powerful chorus repeated several times further emphasizes the message.


Overall, "Easy Lover" is a warning to men everywhere to be wary of women who are charismatic and alluring, but also possess a dangerous side.


Line by Line Meaning

Easy lover
She is charming and attractive.


She'll get a hold on you believe it
Her charisma will overpower you and draw you in.


Like no other
She is one of a kind and incomparable.


Before you know it you'll be on your knees
You will be so enamored with her that you will feel helpless.


She's an easy lover
She is not hard to love, and many fall for her.


She'll take your heart but you won't feel it
She will have your heart, but you won't realize it until she is gone.


And I'm just trying to make you see
I am warning you about her, hoping you will understand.


She's the kind of girl you dream of
She is the perfect girl, but only in your dreams.


Dream of keeping hold of
You wish you could keep her, but it is impossible.


You'd better forget it
You need to let go of your desire for her.


You'll never get it
You can't have her, she is unattainable.


She will play around and leave you
She will mess with your heart and abandon you.


Leave you and deceive you
She will trick you and then leave.


No you'll never change her, so leave it, leave it
You can't change her, so don't try to pursue her.


Get out quick 'cause seeing is believing
Run away quickly, because you need to see her true colors to believe it.


You're the one that wants to hold her
You are the one who desires her.


Hold her and control her
You want to possess her and have control over her.


For she'll say there's no other
She will make you feel special, like there is no one else.


Till she finds another
Until she is ready to move on to someone else.


And don't try to change her, just leave it, leave it
Don't try to change her, it's not worth it. Let it go.


You're not the only one, cause seeing is believing
You are not alone in being infatuated with her, but you need to see her true self to understand.


She's an easy lover (she's a easy lover)
She is a woman who can easily steal your heart.


She'll get a hold on you believe it (get a hold on you)
Her charm and charisma will make you fall for her.


(She's) like no other
She is unique to other women.


Before you know it you'll be on your knees (you'll be down on your knees)
Her attractiveness will make you feel powerless.


She'll take your heart but you won't feel it (you won't feel it)
She will take your heart without you realizing it.


And I'm just trying to make you see (trying to make you see)
I am warning you about her true intentions.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: Philip James Bailey, Phil Collins, Nathan East

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@motherlandmars5999

Allah did not forbid music. This is a complete fabrication. There is no such ruling in the Holy Qur'an. Music is a wonderful gift from Allah to people. Those who want to discredit Islam fabricate such lies in the name of the Prophet Muhammad.

Аллах не запрещал музыку. Это полная выдумка. В Священном Коране такого постановления нет. Музыка - прекрасный дар от Аллах. Те, кто хочет дискредитировать ислам, используют имя Пророка Мухаммеда, чтобы сфабриковать такую ложь.

Allah no prohibió la música. Esta es una fabricación completa. No existe tal regla en el Sagrado Corán. La música es un regalo maravilloso de Allah para las personas. Aquellos que quieren desacreditar al Islam inventan tales mentiras en nombre del Profeta Muhammad.

لم يمنع الله الموسيقى. هذا تلفيق كامل. لا يوجد مثل هذا الحكم في القرآن الكريم. الموسيقى هدية رائعة من الله للناس. أولئك الذين يريدون تشويه سمعة الإسلام يختلقون مثل هذه الأكاذيب باسم النبي محمد.

Allah müziği yasaklamamıştır. Bu tamamen uydurmadır. Kutsal Kitabımız Kuranı-Kerim'de Allah'ın böyle bir emri yoktur. Müzik Yüce Allah'ın insanlara lütfettiği güzel bir nimettir. İslam'ı bilerekten gözden düşürmek isteyenler hz.Muhammed Peygamberin adını kullanarak böyle yalanlar uyduruyorlar.

上帝并没有禁止音乐。 这是完全的捏造。 《古兰经》中没有这样的规定。 音乐是上帝赐予的美好礼物。 那些想诋毁伊斯兰教的人以先知穆罕默德的名义编造这样的谎言。



@motherlandmars5999

Allah did not forbid music. This is a complete fabrication. There is no such ruling in the Holy Qur'an. Music is a wonderful gift from Allah to people. Those who want to discredit Islam fabricate such lies in the name of the Prophet Muhammad.

Аллах не запрещал музыку. Это полная выдумка. В Священном Коране такого постановления нет. Музыка - прекрасный дар от Аллах. Те, кто хочет дискредитировать ислам, используют имя Пророка Мухаммеда, чтобы сфабриковать такую ложь.

Allah no prohibió la música. Esta es una fabricación completa. No existe tal regla en el Sagrado Corán. La música es un regalo maravilloso de Allah para las personas. Aquellos que quieren desacreditar al Islam inventan tales mentiras en nombre del Profeta Muhammad.

لم يمنع الله الموسيقى. هذا تلفيق كامل. لا يوجد مثل هذا الحكم في القرآن الكريم. الموسيقى هدية رائعة من الله للناس. أولئك الذين يريدون تشويه سمعة الإسلام يختلقون مثل هذه الأكاذيب باسم النبي محمد.

Allah müziği yasaklamamıştır. Bu tamamen uydurmadır. Kutsal Kitabımız Kuranı-Kerim'de Allah'ın böyle bir emri yoktur. Müzik Yüce Allah'ın insanlara lütfettiği güzel bir nimettir. İslam'ı bilerekten gözden düşürmek isteyenler hz.Muhammed Peygamberin adını kullanarak böyle yalanlar uyduruyorlar.

上帝并没有禁止音乐。 这是完全的捏造。 《古兰经》中没有这样的规定。 音乐是上帝赐予的美好礼物。 那些想诋毁伊斯兰教的人以先知穆罕默德的名义编造这样的谎言。



All comments from YouTube:

@theblackpearlofbraavos

They should've made a whole album together. This is GOLD.

@landischorsch

They did. Collins produced Bailey's solo album Chinese Wall (which includes "Easy Lover"). Collins played also drums on that album and the backing band consisted of Earth Wind and Fire (Phenix Horns) and Genesis/Collins live and studio (Daryl Stuermer) musicians.

@theblackpearlofbraavos

@@landischorsch Whoa. I was a kid when this came out and my dad was a big EW&F and blasted anything with Philip Bailey on it

@landischorsch

@@theblackpearlofbraavos Wow really. I come from the other side: I've been a Phil Collins fan since I was 11 years old, so this wonderful piece of music reached my radar very soon after. Sometime later, I learned to know Philip Bailey's album Chinese Wall and I thought it was a wonderful American/British collaboration. When I learned to love 1970s and 1980s soul/funk/R&B in my late teen years, EW&F came automatically across my ears and since the recent years I've thought All 'N All is my favorite EW&F album.

@theblackpearlofbraavos

@@landischorsch that is way cool. Phil Collins and Genesis got play in my house growing up. Lots of funk and R&B, of course. There was all kinds of music playing in my house and feel pretty fortunate to have been exposed to so many different sounds.

@johnryder557

Yeah baby so are you

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@SoftRockHits79

Everything Phil Collins touched in the 80's was pure gold

@lacaragilmore4599

Period every damn thang!! ❤❤❤ still love him!!

@EtoTheKay

Easy Lover, Another Day In Paradise, Sussudio, and the track my parents had on repeat in the 80s...Invisible Touch! Great times. I need a time machine.

@user-bb8vj8ef7x

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