Both Sides of the Story Lyrics

Phil Collins


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Peermusic Publishing
writers: Phillip David Charles Collins
album: Track 1 in album Both Sides
release date: 1993-11-8
popularity : 188 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Soft Rock
length: 6:44
composer: Phil Collins
lyricist: Phil Collins

Cover Art

Phil Collins Both Sides cover art
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Find yourself in the gutter in a lonely part of town
Where death waits in the darkness with a weapon to cut some stranger down
Sleeping with an empty bottle, he's a sad and an empty hearted man
All he needs is a job, and a little respect, so he can get out while he can

We always need to hear both sides of the story
Both sides of the story

A neighborhood peace is shattered it's the middle of the night
Young faces hide in the shadows
While they watch their mother and father fight
He says she's been unfaithful, she says her love for him has gone
And the brother shrugs to his sister and says
Looks like it's just us from now on'

We always need to hear both sides of the story
We need to hear both sides of the story

And the lights are all on, the world is watching now
People looking for truth, we must not fail them now
Be sure, before we close our eyes
Don't walk away from here
'Til you hear both sides, no no no

Here we are all gathered in what seems to be the centre of the storm
Neighbours once friendly now stand each side of the line that has been drawn
They've been fighting here for years, but now there's killing on the streets
While small coffins are lined up sadly, now united in defeat

Oh, we always need to hear both sides of the story

When the lights are all on, the world is watching now
People looking for truth, we must not fail them now
Be sure, before we close our eyes
Don't walk away from here
'Til you see both sides, no no no no

White man turns the corner, finds himself within a different world
Ghetto kid grabs his shoulder, throws him up against the wall
He says 'would you respect me if I didn't have this gun
'Cause without it, I don't get it, and that's why I carry one'

We always need to hear We always need to hear both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Oh, both sides of the story
Yes both sides of the story
Oh, both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Both sides, both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Both sides of the story, yeah
Both sides of the story
Both sides, both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Must hear both sides of the story


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Both Sides of the Story
  • 2 Can't Turn Back the Years
  • 3 Everyday
  • 4 I've Forgotten Everything
  • 5 We're Sons of Our Fathers
  • 6 Can't Find My Way
  • 7 Survivors
  • 8 We Fly So Close
  • 9 There's a Place for Us
  • 10 We Wait and We Wonder
  • 11 Please Come Out Tonight