Genesis — I'd Rather Be You lyrics

1986. Released as b-side of single throwing it all away, 1987.

Ooh yeah
You know I never wanted to be closer
And I'll still be here until it's over
No, no I never wanted to be closer
But you'll be back, I couldve told you

Well I always knew
Yes I could see it coming
Your ambitious streak
You always want things beyond your reach
Well now youve got what you wanted
And you're free to be the things
You always said you'd be
Youre up there looking down
Tell me what do you see - oh

Cos you know
You know I never wanted to be closer
And I'll still be here until it's over
No, no I never wanted to be closer
Yeah, but you'll be back, I couldve told you

Well it seems to me
That youve got to fight for yourself
In this world we live in
Its dog-eat-dog and never give in
Why worry when you're holding the aces
Don't throw it away cos you know
Id rather be you than me
Up there looking down
Tell me what do you see - oh

Hey hey yeah

Ooh yeah
You know I never wanted to be closer (never wanted)
And I'll still be here til it's over
No, no I never wanted to be closer (never wanted)
Ooh but you'll be back, I couldve told you

Its been a long time coming
But at last we seem to be moving on, straight ahead
Were finally getting something done
Time flies and fore you know it
Youll be getting closer to where
You always knew you'd be
Up there looking down
Tell me what do you see - oh

Cos you know
No, no I never wanted to be closer (never wanted)
Ill still be here until it's over
No, you know I never wanted to be closer (never wanted)
Yeah but you'll be back, I couldve told you

Hey hey yeah...
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Songwriters: RUTHERFORD, MICHAEL/COLLINS, PHIL/BANKS, TONY
I'd Rather Be You lyrics © EMI Music Publishing