Sometimes I think that I know
What love's all about
And when I see the light
I know I'll be all right.

I've got my friends in the world
I had my friends
When we were boys and girls
And the secrets came unfurled

City of brotherly love
Place I call home
Don't turn your back on me
I don't want to be alone
Love lasts forever

Someone is talking to me
Calling my name
Tell me I'm not to blame
I won't be ashamed of love

Philadelphia
City of brotherly love
Brotherly love

Sometimes I think that I know
What love's all about
And when I see the light
I know I'll be all right
Philadelphia


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    General CommentThis song + the movie Philadelphia made some people being choking up in the room when we watched it ;)
    Redlighton April 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhen this song plays in the film, its at the wake of the person who's died from AIDS....i've seen the film about 4 times and i still cry.

    the last two lines-
    "And when I see the light
    I know I'll be all right"
    make me think of going 2 heaven or just dying. and "im not ashamed of love" makes me think of the fact that the main character is gay.
    ladyboygrrlon May 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOh man, did Neil get cheated out of the Oscar or what? Amazing song..Almost brings me to tears when I hear it..Philedelphia, great movie too.
    JoE][BoXeRon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcheers to that joe boxer.
    meet you @ karateon December 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit gets me every time...
    xerceson August 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely deserved the oscar!
    gnugenton September 21, 2011   Link

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