With all the uncertainty in our world today, especially here in the US, I find myself listening to Phil’s music and thinking, “This is just as relevant now as it was the day he released it…almost more so…” Songs like “Don’t Get Me Started”, “Another Day In Paradise”, and “Both Sides of the Story” still resonate even today. They speak a truth about the world as we know it, despite being written 20 years ago. These songs share a sentiment and remind us that we are not alone in this crazy world. Other songs like “Heat On The Street” and “Wake Up Call” boldly remind us to take a stand to make the world a better place.
For your viewing pleasure and illustrates my point quite nicely I might add… 😉
“Don’t Get Me Started” – Phil’s take on government and politicians, the media’s spin of information, and the tragic events of 9/11. I guess it’s true what they say…”the more things change, the more they stay the same…”
“Another Day In Paradise” – Phil’s song about homelessness that went on to raise funds for local shelters around the world…
“Both Sides of the Story” – As it was in 1993, it’s life as we know it…still “we always need to hear both sides of the story…”
“Heat On The Street” – “Realise what a difference you make and don’t turn away…” – Stand up for what you believe it in and encourage others to do the same.
“Wake Up Call” – “This is your wake up call. I’m talkin’ to you….” – Lead by example…Don’t be afraid to make a difference in others lives.
So how does this relate to getting Phil inducted into the Hall of Fame?
Simply put, the music of Phil Collins is timeless.
It speaks to a worldwide generation, both past & present and will continue to do so for generations to come.