Please Don't Ask (track) by Genesis
Please Don't Ask appears on the following album(s) by Genesis:
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This wouldn't have looked out of place on Face Value but it's given the Genesis treatment here. Well sung and it's played beautifully.
Maybe the saddest Genesis song of all. Only the second song written entirely by Collins, it's clearly heavily inspired by his recent divorce, and the lyrics reflect the painful longing for the days of a united family. Powerful stuff for only his second solo song. Musically, I do think it steps a little too far into cheesy '80s synthpop, undercutting the power of the lyrics, but Banks does deliver a really touching piano performance under all the haze, and Rutherford's bass line is one of the best on the album. If you're into bittersweet '80s pop, this is the song for you.
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