Anything You Want


This was the last song I wrote before leaving London for Australia, way back in the mists of time (2001). It is an incredibly basic rock and roll number – a little too basic, it has been said. I have another short song lying around somewhere which I keep meaning to integrate into this one, as an attempt to inject a bit of variety. One day, I may get around to it. It shall not be this day.

This was the first recording I ever made on my laptop, the first song recorded with Garageband. As a result it is somewhat raw. The ‘guitar solos’ are me singing with a distorted guitar effect on my voice. When The International Language Of Mime played this song live, the solos were played on kazoo. We were all class. Until our recent reunion gig at the end of last year, this song had not been performed live since 2002. I always enjoyed playing it in rehearsals – it was a good warm up song – and I’ve always loved Dom’s bass line for it (my attempt to replicate it in this recording was not entirely successful – it was played on a guitar and then dropped an octave)

Anyway, here it is. Feel free to download and share or ignore as you see fit.

Thanks for listening!

Anything You Want (This ‘N That)

You can hit me, you can hit me
You can do anything you want
You can kick me, you can kick
You can do anything you want

I don’t mind, no I don’t mind
‘Cause you’re the certain kind
I’ve been looking for

You can thrill me, you can thrill me
You can do anything you want
You can kill me, you can kill me
You can do anything you want

I don’t mind, no I don’t mind
‘Cause you’re the certain kind
I’ve been looking for

You can use me, you can use me
You can do anything you want
You can abuse me, you can abuse me
You can do anything you want

I don’t mind, no I don’t mind
‘Cause you’re the certain kind
I’ve been looking for

You can hurt me, you can hurt me
You can do anything you want
Please don’t desert me, don’t desert me
You can do anything you want

I don’t mind, no I don’t mind
‘Cause you’re the certain kind
I’ve been looking for

You can do this, you can do this
You can do anything you want
You can do that, you can do that
You can do anything you want

I don’t mind, no I don’t mind
‘Cause you’re the certain kind
I’ve been looking for.


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