Phil Collins - "Another Day In Paradise"

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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

 

Much in the style of Bruce Hornsby's "The Way It Is", Phil Collins had a hit in 1989 with "Another Day In Paradise", apparently during some weird late-80s boom of hit pop songs about vague badness in the world (though neither song could compare to Lionel Richie's 1988 smash, "People Are Being Mean To Homeless People And That Is Bad, I Believe").

 

Phil Collins did record a number of sad ballads and an even more political anti-war song called "That's Just The Way It Is" (seriously, no relation to "The Way It Is"), but really, it's hard to take anyone's issue-heavy songs seriously after they've done "Sussudio". Or anything seriously in the world ever, really, after the existence of "Sussudio". Sorry, all world problems.



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