July-Jinks – 2018 #SLS Song Lyric Sunday

Today’s prompt from Helen at Words of Life is Street.  Dancing in the Street was one of my first thoughts but someone has already done that, although I was going to use the version by David Bowie and Mick Jagger, not Martha and the Vandella’s.

So, putting on my thinking cap…and checking my iTunes…I found this one by Phil Collins:

Heat on the Street
You’ve gotta shout if you’ve got something to say
I know it’s getting bad, you read it every day
And you, you can try your best to fight it
But you can’t make it on your own
Someone better tell the people up there
I think they ought to know, the bubble’s just about to bust
Tell them they’d better beware
The word is on the street, get up on your feet, and shout out
The kids out there don’t know how to react
The streets are getting tough and that’s a matter of fact
And I, I can’t take it any longer
But we can’t make it on our own
The people there find it hard to relate
They don’t know how it feels to be standing there on your own
Believe me, it’s never too late
It’s time to make a move, get up on your feet and shout
Stop, look down, everybody, do you see what’s going on 
Around you, stop
Shout out, shout it out, shout loud
Shout out, shout it out, shout loud
There are people who give and there are people who take
But I believe it’s gonna get better
Realize what a difference you make
And don’t turn away, hey! I’m talking to you!
So there’s only the one solution
Stop and think what’s going on
You can draw your own conclusions
But we won’t make it on our own
Someone better tell the people up there
I think they ought to know
The bubble’s just about to burst
Tell them they’d better beware
The word is on the street
Get up on your feet and shout
Stop, look down, everybody
Do you see what’s going on
Around you, stop
Songwriters: Phil Collins
Heat on the Street lyrics Β© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Concord Music Publishing LLC

 I love the beat and the sax but, look at those lyrics!

“Someone better tell the people up there…the bubble’s just about to burst.  Tell them they’d better beware.”

“Stop, look down, everybody, do you see what’s going on around you.”

“Realize what a difference you make and don’t turn away…”

I am definitely not one to get all political and don’t want to start a big conversation about it but…

We saw Phil Collins in 2007 when he was touring with Genesis and I made a couple of scrapbook pages from that show.  It was in the beginning of my concert experiences so the pictures weren’t all that great but the show was!

I am most excited that we get to see him on his upcoming “Not Dead Yet” tour, although from the videos I’ve seen on YouTube taken at some of the shows he is not going to be doing a lot of his faster songs and sits in a chair to sing.  He definitely has had some medical issues and is slowing down.  Still, he is Phil Collins!

Here is the song:

Make sure to stop by Helen’s Words of Life and check  some of the other participants in today’s musical ensemble! 

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9 Responses to July-Jinks – 2018 #SLS Song Lyric Sunday

  1. Shelley says:

    Phil Collins was a fav of mine in high school…yeah, that was a long time ago! Fun post – brought back great memories!

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Good song, but how could it not be good when it’s Phil Collins! New one for me, and I like it! Fab that you’ve seen his concert, and will get to go again! πŸ™‚

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  3. For some reason, I have never heard this song! I really enjoyed it; but then, I do like Phil Collins. Thanks so much for sharing!

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