Song Lyric Sunday: Another Day in Paradise, Phil Collins

 

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Helen @ This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time, who hosts the Song Lyric Sunday prompt, choose the Coldplay song, Paradise, this week. She wrote: “Feel free to post a Coldplay song (because I just can’t get enough of them!) or a song that speaks to your heart and tells your life story.”

I keyed on the word “paradise,” and thought of Phil Collins “Another Day in Paradise.” It reminds me of the fine line between “her” and I. I could be her, calling to the man on the street. Maybe she could be me, writing on a laptop with a kitchen table as a desk. Fine line that I walk.

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, ’cause it’s just another day for you,
You and me in paradise, think about it

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
She can’t walk but she’s trying

Oh think twice, ’cause 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, think about it

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
Cause she didn’t fit in there

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

It’s just another day for you and me in paradise
It’s just another day for you and me in paradise, paradise
It’s just another day for you and me in paradise
It’s just another day for you and me in paradise, paradise
It’s just another day for you and me
It’s just another day for you and me
It’s just another day for you and me in paradise
In paradise

Songwriters
PHILLIP DAVID CHARLES COLLINS, WILLIE NORWOOD

MetroLyrics

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3 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Another Day in Paradise, Phil Collins

  1. Helen Espinosa April 27, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    I love Phil Collin’s voice. This is such a sad song. I’ve heard it before, but it’s amazing to me how we can listen to songs but not hear the lyrics. Thanks for sharing!

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    • taleweavering May 4, 2016 / 2:27 am

      You’re welcome, Helen. This is one of my favourite Phil Collins songs, as sad as it is.
      I’ve liked his voice back to the days of Genesis.

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