Phil Collins wrote “You’ll Be In My Heart” as a lullaby for Lily, which suddenly makes the song way more emotional

It’s always nice to hear the meaning behind songs we know and love, and thanks to Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show, we finally got to learn the background behind one of our favorites. Actress and model Lily Collins talked about “You’ll Be In My Heart,” the heartwarming song by her father Phil Collins, and mentioned how the song initially started out as a lullaby from when she was a baby.

Released in 1999, the song was prominently featured on the soundtrack to Disney’s Tarzan. Lily, born a decade prior, was ten when the song started playing on the radio.

"We grew up watching Disney shows and movies together, so that was his way of kind of being able to do it for his kids," Lily said. "It was so special."

Knowing what we know now, the song is even more touching.

Phil Collins actually composed the full soundtrack to the film, and ended up winning multiple awards. So, obviously his beautiful lyrics and music touched the lives of many. And, without a doubt, his songs definitely made Tarzan stand out from other ’90s films.

Now, at the age of 27, Lily Collins is blossoming in the industry all by herself. Her new film Rules Don’t Apply opens today, and in it, she stars alongside big talents like Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, and Warren Beatty. Beatty actually wrote and directed the movie as well, which features Collins in the role as an aspiring young actress.

If Phil and Lily Collins ever wanted to collaborate on — well — anything creative in the future, we’d love to check it out!

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