"Land Of Confusion" as written by and Michael/collins Rutherford....
I must've dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But I can hear the marching feet
They're moving into the street.

Now did you read the news today
They say the dangers gone away
But I can see the fires still alight
There burning into the night.

There's too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Just tell me why
This is a land of confusion.
This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and lets start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

Ooh superman where are you now
When everything's gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

This is the time
This is the place
Where we look for the future
And there's not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.
This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and lets start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

I remember long ago
When the sun was shining
Ooh and the stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago

I wont be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
Were not just making promises
That we know, well never keep.

Too many men
There's too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Just tell me why
This is a land of confusion.
Now this is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and lets start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.
This is the world we live in
And these are the names we're given
Stand up and lets start showing
Just where our lives are going to.


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Land of Confusion" as written by Phillip David Charles Collins Anthony George Banks

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Peermusic Publishing, IMAGEM MUSIC INC

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    General CommentI think quozzerx meant to say Cold War. I think it's an anti-Reagan song. The video for this song is the wierdest I've ever seen, but it's fun to watch. Download it sometime if you haven't seen it. They make fun of Ronald Reagan alot in the video too.
    pollockon June 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about the general abuse of political power, applying to any such situation throughout the ages
    ProfessorSeageron April 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt isn't about any particular event or war. It is a relevant at ANY point in time. The video to this song was excellently made. The guitar riff was also taken from The Who, which is subtly hinted with a last minute change made to the original lyrics. "MY GENERATION will set it right"
    The-Dullahanon December 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority.
    takeititsyourson August 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song talks about the political power of the government and how they make it"the land of confusion". Song is a warning to those in power
    RushRuleson June 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about how Ronald Reagan and the Russians were going to blow up the planet in the 1980s. Pretty scary.
    SJSwaneyon May 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a protest song but what is it about specificly?
    McShineon October 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's just about how the major world powers seem intent on damaging our world. Think the spitting image / sartirical video to this song says it all.
    timbo.hon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest video ever
    PeskyJaseon April 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely anti-Reagan. The first part of the video makes it obvious that Reagan is living in the "land of confusion".
    j2f125on September 26, 2006   Link

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