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1 Another Day in Paradise by: Phil Collins
Presentation by: Bradley Escobar Another Day in Paradise by: Phil Collins

2 Lyrics (song) 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, 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 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, 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 Meaning

3 Summary The summary of the song is about a homeless woman sitting down on a sidewalk asking passerby’s if they know of anywhere that she could sleep or get food. Everyone has their head up high and ignores the lady and her pleas for help. Phil Collins sings the song as if he were there witnessing this happen in real life.

4 Meaning In my opinion, the meaning of the song “Another Day in Paradise” is quite clear. It sends out a message of how we should be thankful to live under a roof, with clothes, and food. The song implies to think twice before you waste anything, including food, money, clothes, etc. Our everyday lives is a paradise to the poverty-stricken society that burdens millions of people in America and all over the world

5 Historical Revelance This song was released by Phil Collins on the album “…But Seriously” in Homelessness had become an important political topic to discuss prior to the release of the album. By the 1980’s the number of homeless people had grown and increased significantly in the United States and in other places.

6 Citations & Sources The Biography Channel. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/‌biographies/‌phil-collins.html>. But seriously. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://images.coveralia.com/‌audio/‌p/‌Phil_Collins-But_Seriously-Frontal.jpg>. Dictionary. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://dictionary.reference.com/>. Homeless man. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://waynebowermanpoetry.files.wordpress.com/‌2009/‌11/‌homeless.jpg>. Homeless woman. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://blog.lib.umn.edu/‌pete6513/‌architecture/‌homeless1.jpg>. IMDb. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://www.imdb.com/‌name/‌nm />. National Coalition for the Homeless . N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://www.nationalhomeless.org>. Phil Collins family. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/‌hr/‌photos/‌stylus/‌ collins_family_large.jpg>. Phil Collins Walk of Fame. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://img.dailymail.co.uk/‌i/‌pix/‌2007/‌11_03/‌LilyPhilCollinsG_468x663.jpg>. Phil Drums. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://ndanger.org/‌blog/‌wp-content/‌uploads/‌2009/‌03/‌philcollins460.jpg>. Rev. of Another Day in Paradise. SongMeanings.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://www.songmeanings.net/‌songs/‌view/‌11208/>. Rolling Stones Phil Collins. N.d. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://lyricsmusic.name/‌img/‌posters/‌63/‌RS448.jpg>. united states interagency council on homelessness. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 May <http://www.ich.gov/>.

7 Biography Philip David Charles Collins was born in London, England on January 30, 1951 to a very gifted talented family. His father was an insurance salesman and his mother was a talent agent. His brother became a professional cartoonist. His sister Carole is a competitive ice-skater. Phil became the musician in the family. He began playing drums at the age of five after getting a toy drum kit. At the age of 12, he got a real drum set and entered contests. He loved to play the drums every chance he got. Besides music, he acted, modeled, and loved playing football. Despite having a career in acting as a child, he grew more towards music. In 1970, he auditioned for the band Genesis and was chosen to be the next drummer. Soon after in 1971, they recorded their first album with Phil, called Nursery Crime. Apart from the band, he also had a solo music career. He recorded his first solo album in Later the same year, he had his first live solo concert. One of his most popular songs is called “In the Air Tonight” Next

8 Biography (continued)
Phil Collins has done some work with the movie industry. He wrote the song “You’ll Be in My Heart” for the movie Tarzan and performed the entire soundtrack for the movie. He was notably in the videogame GTA: Vice City Stories as himself. Overall he has worked with companies including Disney, and Universal Studios. Collins has been married three times in which all he has had children with. He currently isn’t married. Recently he reported that he could no longer play drums or the piano due to a dislocated vertebrae and the operation that fixed it. He splits his time up to live in New York and Switzerland to be with his children. Title Page

9 US Department of Housing and Urban Development
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development awards $1,400,000,000 in grants to homeless programs all over the country Back

10 Paradise 1. (noun) - a place of extreme beauty, delight, or happiness
2. (adjective) - a state of supreme happiness; bliss Back

11 Homelessness in the US Homelessness is a big issue the United States. Around 3.5 million people with 1.35 million being children, will experience homelessness in any given year. There isn’t an accurate number of how many people are homeless, but Soup Kitchens and other organizations have been established all over the country to try to help and prevent homelessness in the United States Back

12 …But Seriously …But Seriously was his fourth album released during his solo career on November 7, 1989 “Another Day in Paradise” reached #1 on the top 40 list that year Back

13 Stanza (noun) - an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem. Back

14 Couplet (noun) - a pair of successive lines of verse, esp. a pair that rhyme and are of the same length Back

15 Repetition (noun) - the act of repeating; repeated action, performance, production, or words. Back

16 Theme 1. (noun) – a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition 2. (noun) - a unifying or dominant idea Back

17 Lines 1. (noun) - a row of written or printed letters, words, etc
2. (noun) - a verse of poetry Back

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