Friday, January 6, 2012

Phil Collins - Another day in Paradise



I grew-up listening to 80's & 90's music. One of my favorite Artist is Phil Collins. Phil Collins wrote a song that has stuck with me all these years. Every time I hear "Another Day In Paradise" I remember growing up in Los Angeles near downtown.  As a child I would have to walk by homeless people to buy groceries, attend church or just get to school.  Walking by the homeless people made me want to be a millionaire to help all of them. When ever I could I would give them my candy money. I always hoped that one day they would be helped. I feel that I learned compassion in those early years, by just observing such a terrible situation. Most of all I learned that others have it much worse than I do. Today I heard the song and it reminded me that no matter how hard things get, I live in paradise. I am thankful for my family and my friends. What are you thankful for and who is your Phil Collins? Remember it is just another day in paradise for us.

Lyrics: Another Day In Paradise
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...
Source: Sing 365

Other favorite songs by Phil Collins: In the Air Tonight, Against All Odds, Take Me Home, Do you Remember and Can't Stop Loving you.
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