There is an urban legend about this song, claiming that Phil
Collins wrote this song after witnessing a friend drown,
but he was unable to help. Supposedly there was a person close to the
incident who could have helped, but he stood idly by. Collins then
tracks down the person in question, and gives him front row tickets to
one of his shows to humiliate him.
In fact, the song is about Collin's frustration and bitterness
over the end of the marriage with his first wife.