“Shes Invisible Now” – Eurythmics

Cold clean glass and a razor blade

Fly on the table and passing car

Closes the curtains to keep in the shade

Closes her head and now shes counting down

She does her housework everyday. Quietly, mechanically, like a robot: “Takes a step back from the vacant chair, looking in the mirror while she’s combing her hair; wipes the dust from a cup while she’s cleaning up, wonders very slightly what she’s doing there”. Her major duty, apart from cleaning up, is counting: “Fourteen, thirteen, twelve, eleven, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, one”. But… “A simple reflection can be too revealing, years are for counting, years are for stealing”.

This track is the fourth on In The Garden Eurythmics’ debut album (1981).