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Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight lyrics

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh Lord

Well if you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand
I've seen your face before my friend, but I don't know if you know who I am
Well I was there and I saw what you did, I saw it with my own two eyes
So you can wipe off that grin, I know where you've been
It's all been a pack of lies

And I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
Well I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
Well I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord, oh Lord

Well I remember, I remember, don't worry, how could I ever forget
It's the first time, the last time we ever met
But I know the reason why you keep your silence up, oh no you don't fool me
Well the hurt doesn't show, but the pain still grows
It's no stranger to you and me

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
Well been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I can feel it in the air tonight, oh Lord, oh lord
Well I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord
And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord
I can feel it in the air tonight, oh lord, oh lord, oh lord
Well I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh lord, oh lord

I can feel it in the air tonight, oh lord, oh lord, oh lord, oh lord
Well I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh lord, oh lord, oh lord



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    Tenderfoot
    Saw Phil on a great show called "The Songwriters". Every week there were famous people on, Billy Joel, Elton John etc etc. Anyway the format was a lengthy chat and then some live music. Well Phil was asked point blank to explain the lyrics to "In the Air Tonight" and he said "No meaning whatsoever, the words came into my head and I wrote them down." That was all he said about the song.
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    dee112166
    I also heard it was about rape, but it was his wife he witnessed being raped and he couldn't do anything to help her. It was an intruder that broke into their house and when he came home the man threatened to kill her and he made Phil watch what he was doing. They later divorced because she couldn't get past what happened to her and he felt he was to blame and it broke up their marriage.
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    Unregistered
    So the fact that phil saw a kid drowning in the grand union canal when he was a kid, saw a man walking on by who wouldn't do a thing and recalls it all in a song is now interpreted as rape?
    Funny how people read so many things into song lyrics and its only made worse by the fact that phil claims the song came from nowhere.
    Urban myth? Or did phil send tickets to someone just for the fun of it?
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    Elixx
    Wow. Sorry to all for what I'm about to say, but when I saw the lyrics it was scary as hell. Cus is the devil talking to Jesus while he was dead. In those tree days Jesus went to the ades"" and talk to all the people that dies before him to tell them that he was the Messiah that god sent humanity. And then he resurected. And change things forever. Sorry guys.
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    blablash
    The song by phil colins iin the air of the night about that guy who could've saved that other guy from drowning but didn't then phil saw it all and a show he found him. Its clearly not about a rape or an affair. You have to read the lyrics clearly to understand what its about and just watching the video does not mea that, that's what happend read the lyrics.!
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