You know the song by Phil Collins "In the Air of the Night"
About that guy who coulda saved that other guy from drowning
But didn't, then Phil saw it all, then at a a show he found him
These lines are a reference to the urban legends that have (falsely) arisen around Phil Collins' song “In The Air Tonight”. Most of these legends have some variation on Phil witnessing a drowning. However, like most urban legends, this one has no basis in fact
Collins has denied all such stories; he commented on this in a BBC interview: “I don’t know what this song is about. When I was writing this I was going through a divorce. And the only thing I can say about it is that it’s obviously in anger."
Stan jumps to the conclusion that this myth is true, since he isn’t very rational right now.
Also he slurs the wrong song title, “In The Air Of The Night”, showing his inebriation.
Stan takes the urban legend surrounding “In The Air Tonight” at face value, much like he takes Eminem’s Slim Shady persona at face value. He demonstrates, in both cases, an inability to differentiate fact and fiction.
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