"Another Day In Paradise"
was released on October 23, 1989 as the first single from
Collins' fourth solo studio album But Seriously. The power
ballad has as its subject the problem of homelessness. Collins
sings the song from a third-person perspective, as he observes
a man crossing the street to ignore a homeless woman, and he
implores listeners not to turn a blind eye to homelessness
because, by drawing a religious allusion: 'it's just another
day for you and me in paradise'. Collins also appeals directly
to God by singing: 'Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can
do? Oh Lord, there must be something you can say'. "Another
Day In Paradise" won a Grammy Award for the Record Of The Year
at the 1991 awards ceremony and topped the hitlists in the
United States, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands,
Switzerland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.