Another Day in Paradise

Album: ...But Seriously (1989)
Charted: 2 1
  • 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
    She can't walk but she's trying

    Oh think twice

    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

Comments: 18

  • Mark from United StatesI remember when this single came out. I was 8y old, and my dad bought the album. This song is amazing.
  • Ryan from Us Is there not a popular movie that has that keyboard intro in it?? It’s stumping me but I swear there is.
  • Steve from Tweed Heads Nsw Australia Roger, not only does Phil do a lot for charities, when I saw him in concert many years ago he told the audience "don't buy any of the merchandise, I've got enough money. Put some money in the buckets on your way out". There were people at every door with buckets collecting money for homeless and needy. He practices what he preaches. This song reminds me of the Good Samaritan parable that Jesus told.
  • Electric926 from Unknown, NjIf you love this song, you should listen to the demo version,"Homeless". It's on Youtube.
  • Federico from Unknown, ArgentinaBrandy ruined the song. ITs commercial pop, and it doesn't keep the feeling of sorry for the homeless... you like her voice, its very acted with Ray-J.
    Phil made an excelent work with this song, though we haven't done a lot of things fro changing this world.
  • Brian from Vancouver, Canadanext time your sitting around with a full stomach and friends and family enjoying your life, your partners and your money. just remember theres people out there who have NOTHING, and they never chose it that way. Some poeple out there end up in those circumstances from Abuse, disabilities and everything. and by the way a lot of people who are asking for one whole big dollar may just be DYING for a donut or something, and do they get help. no they die. while everyones enjoying theyre day in paradise.
  • Hajra from New York City, Nyi hate this... wat if the person u were ignoring just turns to be u.. i kno u wouldnt like it if they did the same to u..

    BTW i still loved the song... i started to cry
  • Ben from Gosford, AustraliaI remember hearing this song back in 1989 when it came out. I was only 4 years old and in pre-school, mind you, but I do remember it.
  • Kye from Tullahoma, Tn"Another Day in Paradise" was the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single from December 23, 1989 to January 13, 1990, making it the last number-one of the 80s and the first of the 90s.
  • Edward from Aberystyth, WalesRoger, subtle attempt to turn a social problem into a partisan issue, which it isn't.

    In fact, Phil gives generously to charities for the homeless, which he can clearly aford to do.

    Oh, and to the point, thats the incorrect use of the word "liberal".
  • Tommy from Dacula, GaI am going to have to go with Dave on this one, Brandy and for that matter everybody else who covers this song just make it look bad> Phil was the only one meant to sing this song!
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesJam Tronik (1990) and Brandy (2001) have both released abysmal covers of this song since...
  • Kelli from Cedar Rapids, IaThe saddest part is, lots of people who approach you on the street, begging for money, are con artists. It puts people who really do need help in a bad light.
  • Roger from Los Angeles, CaSo...Phil, what have you done about the homelessness problem in America? The multi millionaire limousine liberals love talking about all the problems in America, but what have they done and what is his solution?
  • Rene from Hamburg, GermanyPhil said in an interview couple of years ago, that he wrote this song after having visited Washington DC, with so many homeless and poor people close to the Central of Politics and Finance. In the lyrics the woman asks a businessman or a politician if he could help her, but he seems to be embarassed that he might be responsible for her situation in some way.
  • Cindy from Sydney, United Statesi love how this song is about one of lifes problems
  • Takashi from Tokyo, JapanThis was played at my school when I was in grade 7- It was a music video for this and it showed the life of a girl who was poor and has no money. she only has 3 things in the fridge and her mom is gone. she has to look after her and While she's at school, she stays out in gym because she is sick. while at lunch, she has nothing to eat, but a guy with a broken arm tosses his sandwhich into the garbage. She then sneaks the sandwhich out of the garbage can and goes to the bathroom, goes into a stall and eats it. she then breaks down. The rest i cant remember. but anywasy, great song and video and great song, itself.
  • Justin from Felts Mills, NyThis is one of the best songs he has ever written, and I believe that besides "Take Me Home," this one is a masterpiece. What a powerful song, and a heart-breaking message to go with it.
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