Another Day in Paradise, Pesan Sosial Dari Phil Collins

Another Day in Paradise. Lagu yang bercerita tentang kaum papa yang terabaikan. Bisa dibilang ini 'bukan Phil Collins sekali' mengingat lagu-lagu Collins lebih banyak berkisah tentang cinta. Menjadi sesuatu yang langka ketika ia menyanyikan lagu dengan pesan sosial. Collins mengaku menulis lagu ini setelah berada di Washington DC, tempat ia melihat dan dibuat kagum oleh banyak orang yang tinggal di 'hanya' kotak-kotak.


David Crosby dari Crosby, Stills, and Nash ikut bernyanyi di sini. Crosby diketahui bekerja dengan Collins sejak akhir '80-an hingga awal 90-an. Collins juga membantu vokal latar untuk lagu Crosby tahun 1993 untuk Hero. Lagu ini sendiri direkam Collins dalam album '...But Seriously' yang rilis tahun 1989. Another Day in Paradise memberi Grammy Award untuk kategori Record Of The Year. Pada tahun 1990 lagu ini juga memenangkan Brit Award untuk kategori Best Single. Pada tangga lagu, ia menjadi nomor satu dari minggu terakhir Desember 1989 hingga pertengahan Januari 1990. Menjadi nomor satu yang terakhir pada dekade 80-an dan menjadi yang pertama mengawali dekade 90-an.


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
Just think about it, paradise, just think about it
Paradise, paradise, paradise
 
   

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