Another Day In Paradise    Phil Collins

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...

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
'Cos she didn't fit in there

Oh think twice...


1. What does the woman look like? What's she wearing? Is she carrying anything?

2. Why do you think she's been crying? What's her problem?

3. What does she dream about?

4. In your opinion, what does "paradise" mean in this song?


"He can see she's been crying."

We use the Present Perfect Continuous to tell about an action that has just stopped. How can you tell that a person has just stopped ...

1. … crying ?
2. … running?
3. … working in the garden?
4. … washing the car?
5. … painting the kitchen door?
6. … swimming in the sea? Premium

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