Invisible Touch

Album: Invisible Touch (1986)
Charted: 15 1
  • Well I've been waiting, waiting here so long
    But thinking nothing, nothing could go wrong, ooh now I know
    She has a built in ability
    To take everything she sees
    And now it seems I'm falling, falling for her.

    She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
    She reaches in, and grabs right hold of your heart
    She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
    It takes control and slowly tears you apart.

    Well I don't really know her, I only know her name
    But she crawls under your skin, you're never quite the same, and now I
    She's got something you just can't trust
    It's something mysterious
    And now it seems I'm falling, falling for her.

    She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
    She reaches in, and grabs right hold of your heart
    She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
    It takes control and slowly tears you apart.

    She don't like losing, to her it's still a game
    And though she will mess up your life,
    You'll want her just the same, and now I know
    She has a built in ability
    To take everything she sees
    And now it seems I've fallen, fallen for her.

    She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
    She reaches in, and grabs right hold of your heart
    She seems to have an invisible touch yeah
    It takes control and slowly tears you apart.

    She seems to have an invisible touch... Writer/s: Anthony George Banks, Phillip David Charles Collins, Michael Rutherford
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Comments: 23

  • Seventhmist from 7th Heaven"And though she will mess up your life, you'll want her just the same." Definitely could be about drugs. And the song that follows it on the "Invisible Touch" album, "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight," sounds like an addict who needs to get money to his dealer for the drugs he desperately wants.
  • Zo from LithSome comments are so funny, because its not so simple to write a hit of such magnitude, it may be called pop or whatever, you have to have devine touch
  • Chris from SomewhereBob from France, I couldn't have said it better myself. I would also say that about people who say that today's music is (BLEEP!) and that music of the past is perfect.
  • Eliseu from Canoas, BrazilI don't know what's the point of trying to find drug references in any song.
  • Joe from Brooklyn, NyI do understand that the song is supposed to be about 'a woman who holds power over the singer'.
    That is supposed to be what 'She' represents. 'She' could mean something else.
    Read the lyrics slowly and see if 'She' could also mean cocaine. Just a thought...
  • Bob from La Roche-posay, FranceAlways makes me laugh this "sell out" speak....get a life ffs, you need to get one you know.....
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxA friend of mine thought Collins was singing "She seems to have an invisible tough s**t." It never sounded much like that to me, but I still crack up when I hear it.
  • Andy from Lake City, Flphil actually stated the following song "tonight tonight" was about going to the dope dealer. phils duet "easy lover" was clearly cocaine. so it's safe to say "invisible touch" could be about the subtle changes drugs always cause...their "built in ability" to take everything good from your life. though drugs mess up your life, you'll want them just the same. i've heard once you take LSD "under your skin" you're "never quite the same" (even smoking strong pot changes something forever) if phil was trying to warn teenagers, most of them didn't understand his lyrics.
  • Adam from Boyce, VaMy man Kent from Palo Alto a few posts below me hit the nail right on the head! Its confusing to know what is Genesis and what's just Phil Collins cuz there is no difference in the style or sound. So I do believe Mike and Tony were just along for the
  • Charles from Charlotte, NcRemind me never to watch American Psycho. LOL!
  • Kate from Wakefield, MaIf I was stuck on a desert island and had to choose which Genesis I wanted to listen to for the rest of my life, I would hands-down choose Gabriel-Genesis, as it has more substance and creativity.

    That said, I still enjoy this song and some other Collins-Genesis. It sounds like a totally different band, but sometimes I need the upbeat pop to pick me up.
  • Ressie from Medford, OrI love how Genesis songs are almost ALWAYS associates with chainsaws and whores now. This was a great song. My main interest in Genesis lies in the era of Peter Gabriel as lead singer, but Phil Collins isn't the antichrist I used to think him.
  • Pat from New York City, NyBateman is listening to Sussudio by Phil Collins when he engages witht the women. Prior to that, he goes on a rant about Genesis
  • Thomas from Suisun City, CaI happen to like this song and most from Genesis of the 80's. And no, I'm not a real pop fan. I listen more to Alice in Chains, Tool, System of a Down, type of rock. I just think Phil Collins made Genesis a success and it was because of songs like this one, That's All, and Another Day in Paradise. Now, I don't like how Phil Collins sold out to the crappier pop music when he started doing the Disney soundtracks.
  • Clarke from Pittsburgh, PaThis is one of the quintessential pop songs of the 1980's. So, it's no wonder to me that the hipsters hate it. There's room for both sides of Genesis, people.
  • Pete from Leeds, EnglandOk, so most of the early fans don't like Genesis's latter stuff. But in perspective they only did two and a half commercial albums Invisible Touch, Abacab and a few of the songs on We can't dance (Lumped in with Illegal Alien). They actually carried on being incredibly creative right to the end, Duke, Genesis and the other half of We can't dance are incredible. Abacab and Invisible Touch are not great albums and are not great Genesis but all bands move on and progress, they were just experimenting with different, more commercial sounds, and whats more succeeded in this as much as they succeeded in anything else. But they never sold out. Just did something different.
  • Sean from Chesapeake, VaI'm getting kind of tired of people saying Genesis was a "sellout" with this song. Music evolves, and bands and musicians evolve over time. Yes, I like the classis Genesis better myself, but this is still a very good song with a nice beat.
  • Ash from Charleston, WvGenesis is my second favorite band of all time, Pink Floyd being the first. But you will get no argument from me that everything on this album and those that followed is pretty much just crap. I always feel a bit embarassed to tell people how much I love Genesis, because I know they're probably thinking of this Genesis, not the one that put out such masterpieces as "Foxtrot," "Selling England By the Pound," "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway," "Wind and Wuthering" and so on.
  • Aj from Cleveland, GaSome of the lyrics seem to say "She reaches in and helps fight Polio"
  • Kent Lyle from Palo Alto, CaEven more unsettling is that so many Genesis songs of this era were almost indistinguishable from Collins' solo work. For example, "In the Air Tonight" is solo Collins but "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" is Genesis. "Take Me Home" is Collins, "In Too Deep" is Genesis. Confused? Were Banks and Rutherford merely doing what they were told?
  • Chris from Marana, AzThis song is an important musical signpost which says, "The tribulations preceding the apocalypse have begun." Awful, simply awful; it was with this song and album that Genesis sunk into total irrelevancy. What is interesting about it however, is it is an archetypical example of how lazy so many musicians got in the 1980s.
  • Adrian from Wilmington, DeI was never really a fan of Genesis, but this song absolutely disgusts me and is the epitomy of a sellout. This absolutely turns its back on the creativity and uniqueness of the band, even after Gabriel's departure. What the hell were they thinking?!
  • Ziggy from Splat, CanadaActually, Patrick Bateman discusses Genesis while he's filming the two prostitutes.
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