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Radio XXII, side B, track 9: “Anything For You” by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, #25 on The Top 88 of ’88

Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine - Anything For YouOh, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, what were we JUST talking about?  Don’t be telling anyone that you’d do anything for them.  That just opens up a door for a whole lot of trouble.  After all, this is a person who broke up with GLORIA ESTEFAN, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine.  Obviously they already have impaired judgement.  So then you go and tell him you’d do anything for him even though he tossed you aside like so much trash along a Miami side street?  No way.  Homie don’t play that.

Don’t get me wrong, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, this song is heart-breakingly good.  So heart-breakingly good that it’s almost worth it that you had your heart broken so that this song could be created.  But I can guarantee you that whoever you’re singing this to has no intention of getting back with you, ESPECIALLY after hearing this song.  To quote an oft-told parental warning to girls everywhere, why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?  And there’s “free milk” written all over this song.  Oh, sure, he’ll TOTALLY come to you when he needs a “friend” to “turn to”.  But we all know how he’s interpreting “turn to”, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine.

Look, you’re way better than this guy.  I don’t care WHAT this guy taught you; even if it was how to sing so beautifully, it’s not worth the heartache you’re clearly going through.  If you really want to make this guy sit up and take notice, you find yourself a good guy who’ll treat you right, and you write a song about THAT guy and how you’re glad you had your heart broken because if you hadn’t you wouldn’t have met your soulmate.  Once this schmuck hears that, HE’S going to be the one telling you he’ll do anything for YOU, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine.  But don’t you believe him.

“Anything For You”

Anything for you
Though you’re not here
Since you said we’re through
It seems like years
Time keeps draggin’ on and on
Forever’s been and gone
Still I can’t figure what went wrong

I’d still do anything for you
I’ll play your game
You hurt me through and through
But you can have your way
I can pretend each time I see you
That I don’t care and I don’t need you
And though you’ll never see me cryin’
You know inside I feel like dyin’

And I’d do anything for you
In spite of it all
I’ve learned so much from you
You made me strong
Don’t you ever think that I don’t love you
For one minute I forgot you
But sometimes things don’t work out right
And you just have ta say good-bye

I hope you find someone ta please you
Someone who’ll care and never leave you
But if that someone ever hurts you
You just might need a friend ta turn to

And I’d do anything for you
I’ll give you up
If that’s what I should do
To make you happy

I can pretend each time I see you
That I don’t care and I don’t need you
And though inside I feel like dyin’
Ya know you’ll never see me cryin’
Don’t you ever think that I don’t love you
That for one minute I forgot you
But sometimes things don’t work out right
And you just have to say good-bye

Don’t wanna say good-bye

<awesome Miami Sound Machine jam>

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