Album: Dance Into The Light (1996)


  • This is about Lorenzo Odone, the severely disabled young boy from the 1993 film Lorenzo's Oil. Lorenzo's mother Michela had been working with Lorenzo on putting his life story into lyrical form as part of his stimulation, and it was Lorenzo's wish that Collins sing the song. Michela Odone received a songwriter credit along with Collins.
  • As of 2005, Lorenzo was still alive. He is severely disabled and cannot speak. He communicates through blinking his eyes to say no and wiggling his fingers to say yes. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    lauren - Bensalem, PA, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Lauren from Bensalem, PaThe reframe east Africa refers to the Odones 3 year stay in the Comoro's.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Incongruent Opening ActsSong Writing

Here's what happens when an opening act is really out of place with the headliner, like when Beastie Boys opened for Madonna.

John ParrSongwriter Interviews

John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.

MetallicaFact or Fiction

Beef with Bon Jovi? An unfortunate Spandex period? See if you can spot the true stories in this Metallica version of Fact or Fiction.

Muhammad Ali: His Musical Legacy and the Songs he InspiredSong Writing

Before he was the champ, Ali released an album called I Am The Greatest!, but his musical influence is best heard in the songs he inspired.

Emmylou HarrisSongwriter Interviews

She thinks of herself as a "song interpreter," but back in the '80s another country star convinced Emmylou to take a crack at songwriting.

Sending Out An SOS - Distress Signals In SongsSong Writing

Songs where something goes horribly wrong (literally or metaphorically), and help is needed right away.