''Against All Odds'' was written in the same misery that the rest of Face Value came from, but I wasn’t drawn to it initially. I didn’t like it as much as ‘You Know What I Mean,’ and I thought there was only room for one of those on the album. I don’t know what would have happened to it if Taylor Hackford hadn’t got in touch.'' - Phil Collins
''That song was written during my first divorce. If that personal stuff had not happened to me at the time, I wouldn’t have felt the stuff I felt sitting at a piano night after night, day after day writing stuff.'' - Phil Collins
''The song was written out of experience as opposed to a ‘what if’ song.'' - Phil Collins
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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