Saturday, February 20, 2016

Phil Collins: Against All Odds (1984)

1980s Music



Phil Collins sings “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)” a song and film that has personal meaning for me. It resonates with millions of other sentimentalists, those who are quietly and sincerely romantic and who have large hearts full of longings and regrets. All human emotions of genuine and open persons. Here are a few other versions: at Live Aid (Wembley Stadium, London, July 13, 1985); at the Seriously, Live! World Tour (Waldbühne, Berlin, July 15, 1990); and at the Finally, the First Farewell Tour (Montreux, Switzerland, July 7, 2004.

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Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)
by Phil Collins

How can I just let you walk away,
Just let you leave without a trace?
When I stand here taking every breath with you, ooh ooh
You're the only one who really knew me at all

How can you just walk away from me
When all I can do is watch you leave?
'Cause we've shared the laughter and the pain
And even shared the tears
You're the only one who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now
Well there's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me
Just the memory of your face
Ooh, Take a look at me now
Well there's just an empty space
And you coming back to me is against the odds
And that's what I've got to face,

I wish I could just make you turn around
Turn around and see me cry
There's so much I need to say to you
So many reasons why
You're the only one who really knew me at all

So take a look at me now
Well there's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me
Just the memory of your face

Now take a look at me now
'Cause that's just an empty space
But to wait for you is all I can do
And that's what I've got to face

Take a good look at me now
'Cause I'll still be standing here
And you coming back to me is against all odds
It's the chance I've got to take
Take a look at me now