This is another one of those songs that moves me. Musically is is interesting and beautiful. David Crosby's harmonies and the occasional harmonics (the pinging bell-like tones) on the guitar make it stand out as well as Phil Collins powerful percussion.
Long before I saw the video, the images of the song haunted me. It simply makes me AWARE that I have it made while others struggle. I have so much while others have so little. I worry at the size of our electric bill while others have no place to sleep. This song is a wake up call.
The first 8 lines of this song say so much in so few words. That is the power here. In 50 words or so, we are drawn into a story of poverty and abundance, cold and comfortable, desperate and embarrassed to be there. While this song has a 90's sound - to me it is a timeless reminder of the gifts I have been given and my responsibility to make a difference.
"Another Day In Paradise"