Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Most Important Songs of the Rock Era: Songs That Changed the World--"Another Day In Paradise" by Phil Collins

This is a somber but appropriate song for this time of year.  As we are celebrating Jesus's birth and a time of great love, happiness and fellowship, we must also remember those less fortunate.  So when you pass that old lady in the street, huddled up against a brick building for warmth, do yourself a favor and don't whistle and pretend you don't see.

This Grammy Award winner for Record of the Year is Phil's effort to bring the attention of homelessness to the forefront.
"Another Day in Paradise"
by Phil Collins

Written by Phil Collins

She calls out to the man on the street
"Sir, can you help me?
It's cold and I've nowhere to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me?"

He walks on, doesn't look back
He pretends he can't hear her
Starts to whistle as he crosses the street
Seems embarrassed to be there

Oh think twice, it's another day for
You and me in paradise
Oh think twice, it's just another day for you,
You and me in paradise

She calls out to the man on the street
He can see she's been crying
She's got blisters on the soles of her feet
Can't walk but she's trying

Oh think twice...

Oh lord, is there nothing more anybody can do
Oh lord, there must be something you can say

You can tell from the lines on her face
You can see that she's been there
Probably been moved on from every place
'Cos she didn't fit in there

Oh think twice...

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