ANY GUY
Writers: Melanie Safka

Publishers: Bienstock Publishing Company (ASCAP)/Quartet Music (ASCAP)
Original version from the album MELANIE/AFFECTIONATELY MELANIE (1969)

 

I was bored

I would not compromise

Wanted more

So I looked in your eyes

But it could have been any guy's

It could have been any guy's eyes

But your eyes where there

And they started to stare

But don't think that I care - No.

 

Now you got

The feeling you're great

Cause we shared

A few looks

And I made one mistake

But it could have been anyone

I was looking for that kind of fun

And you were right there

In love, all is fair

But don't think that I care

 

Now you got

A new friend I know

So I'm packing my things

And I'm going to go

Please don't make a scene

Don't cry

You can't stop me if you try

I love being free

It's the best way to be

Is she as pretty as me, huh?

Is she as pretty as me, huh?

Is she as pretty as me, huh?

Is she as pretty as me huh - huh?

Is she as pretty as me

Huh?

 

NOTES

 

In addition to the original recording from 1969, other versions can be found on:

MELANIE AT CARNEGIE HALL (1973) live recording

BALLROOM STREETS (1978) live in the studio recording with band

MELANIE IN CONCERT (BBC Transcription Disc) (1975) live recording

ON AIR (1997) 1975 recording, same version as Melanie In Concert

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (1999) new studio recording

RUBY TUESDAY (2000) same as 1999 recording but enhanced with further instrumentation