"It's Gonna Get Better" as written by and Michael/collins Rutherford....
Hold out, just keep on hoping against hope it's gonna get better
Don't worry, there's no hurry for you, for me everything's gonna come around
Shout out, someone will listen to you, to me, someone's gonna see

He calls me over, calls me brother and I know
Always fighting and moonlighting, it never ends
In the city, if you're all alone
There's a sister and she's standing next to her man
In the darkness you feel the sharpness of steel
And it's always there, in the city, if you're all alone

Reach out, hands in the air, don't care just what they're saying
Hold out, just keep on hoping against hope it's gonna get better
Don't worry, there's no hurry for you, for me everything's gonna come around
Shout out, someone will listen to you, to me, someone's gonna see

If it's gonna get better, it starts with a feeling
If it's gonna get better, it's gonna take time
If it's gonna get better, we've gotta start now
'Cause I know everybody can feel it
And I know everybody will see it
'Cause it shows, and that shows I'm not dreaming
'Cause you know, I know, it's time for a change


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"It's Gonna Get Better" as written by Phil Collins Michael Rutherford

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, IMAGEM U.S. LLC

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    General CommentIf anyone was interested, there is also a longer version of this song with the following lyrics:

    Reach out, hands in the air,
    Don't care just what they're saying
    Hold out, just keep on hoping against hope
    That it's gonna get better
    Don't worry, there's no hurry for you, for me,
    Everything's gonna come around
    Shout out, someone will listen to you, to me,
    Someone's gonna see

    He calls me over and, calls me brother and I know
    always fighting and moonlighting and, well it never ends
    in the city, if you're all alone
    there's a sister and she's standing next to her man
    in the doorways and in the hallways and
    she don't really care, it's the city and she's all alone

    So reach out, hands in the air
    Don't care just what they're saying
    Hold out, just keep on hoping against hope,
    That it's gonna get better
    Don't worry, there's no hurry for you, for me,
    Everything's gonna come around
    Shout out, someone will listen to you, to me,
    Someone's gonna see, yeah

    Well everywhere you go you, you live in the shadow of fear
    in the darkness you feel the sharpness of steel
    and it's always there, in the city, and you're all alone

    So reach out, hands in the air
    Don't care just what they're saying
    Hold out, just keep on hoping against hope,
    That it's gonna get better
    Don't worry, there's no hurry for you, for me,
    Everything's gonna come around
    Shout out, someone will listen to you, to me
    Someone's gonna see...

    If it's gonna get better, it starts with a feeling
    If it's gonna get better, it's gonna take time
    If it's gonna get better, we've gotta start now
    cos I know, everybody can feel it
    and I know, everybody will see it
    cos it shows, and that shows I'm not dreaming
    cos you know, and I know, it's time for change
    Arialon January 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo one has commented on this song?! Under-rated song from the GENESIS album. I love it because, while the lyrics are optimistic (for the most part), the music, and Phil's delivery, sens a different message to me - like he knows he can hope and pray but that inside he knows nothing will actually change. The hopeful lyrics but the sad melody make for a interesting combo, and it makes the somg stand out for me.
    kickstart71on September 13, 2007   Link

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