Against All Odds

Oh, Phil Collins…

Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)

Phil Collins
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“This is called… ‘Against All Odds’…

I was previously frustrated beyond rational belief in regards to the publishing of one of my personal all time top-five favorite songs. This was due to being denied embedding rights to the video footage of Phil Collins during Live Aid, Wembley Stadium, London, England, July 13, 1985 singing ‘Against All Odds (take a look at me now)’.

In this epic performance, a younger Collins makes a humbled entrance and reveals a blushing expression after a slight piano fumble, while entering the second verse. 

This capture, circa 2008 suits the strength of this particular little ditty impressively. With a softer tone, and evolved delivery, Phil Collins still skeleton key’s his way into the control center of my heart strings with ‘Against All Odds (take a look at me now)’.

How can you just walk away from me
When all I can do is watch you leave
Cos 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
‘Cause there’s just an empty space
And there’s nothing left here to remind me
Just the memory of your face
Take a look at me now
‘Cause there’s just an empty space
And you coming back to me
Is against all odds and that’s what I’ve got to face



Phil Collins

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