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song list next song Sting: Letter A The Ballad Of Mack The Knife
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(released on Moon Over Bourbon Street single, February 1986)
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song list next song previous song Sting: Fields Of Gold Sting: ... Nothing Like The Sun Be Still My Beating Heart
(Sting)
Be still my beating heart
It would be better to be cool
It's not time to be open just yet
A lesson once learned is so hard to forget
Be still my beating heart
Or I'll be taken for a fool
It's not healthy to run at this pace
The blood runs so red to my face
I've been to every single book I know
To soothe the thoughts that plague me so

I sink like a stone that's been thrown in the ocean
My logic has drowned in a sea of emotion
Stop before you start
Be still my beating heart

Be still my beating heart
You must learn to stand your ground
It's not healthy to run at this pace
The blood runs so red to my face
I've been to every single book I know
To soothe the thoughts that plague me so
Stop before you start
Be still my beating heart

Never to be wrong
Never to make promises that break
It's like singing in the wind
Or writing on the surface of a lake
And I wriggle like a fish caught on dry land
Struggle to avoid any help at hand

I sink like a stone that's been thrown in the ocean
My logic has drowned in a sea of emotion
Stop before you start
Be still my beating heart
song list next song previous song Beneath A Desert Moon
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From the mountains of the moon to the mighty delta
From the deserts of the West to the shining sea
Beneath the canopy of stars flowed the serpent river
Flowing through my father's land that he left to me

From the baker to the priest to the candle maker
From the highest to the low in my father's land
We make our offer to the sun 'fore the break of morning
Or else everything we have will just turn to sand

I have a lot to ask
I have a lot that I need to say
I have so much to do
And all I need is another day

From the soldier to the scribe to the carpet maker
All the different colored threads in a carpet loom
A woven tapestry of life is our mighty nation
This is the writing on the wall of my father's tomb

We have a lot to ask
We have a lot that we need to say
We have so much to do
And all we need is another day

Beneath the desert moon I call you
Beneath the desert moon I sing
Beneath the desert moon so lonely
I'm just a boy who would be king

With just the moon to guide us
We sometimes lose our way
If there's a light inside us
We'll follow, follow it to the brightness of the day

Every single blade of grass every yellow flower
Every ripple on the sea or the blue blue Nile
Every leaf on every tree every single creature
From the smallest little bird to the crocodile

We have a lot to ask
We have a lot that we need to say
We have so much to do
And all we need is another day

Beneath the desert moon I call you
Beneath the desert moon we sing
Beneath the desert moon we're waiting
Before the coming of the king

Beneath the desert moon that's sinking
We see the Eastern skies on fire
This is where darkness leaves
And shining waters fall
And let the shadows run
And we'll say, "welcome to the sun"

Brand new day...

From the mountains of the moon to the mighty delta
From the deserts of the West to the shining sea
Beneath the canopy of stars flowed the serpent river
Flowing through my father's land that he left to me
song list next song previous song Sting: Brand New Day Big Lie, Small World
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I sat down and wrote this letter
Telling you that I felt better
Since youíd gone and I was free
Iím so happy

I have so little time to spare now
Iím wanted almost everywhere now
I make out like Casanova
Friends are always coming over

I signed my name as if I meant it
Sealed it with a kiss and sent it
The letter had improved my mood
Happy in my solitude

But halfway home I changed my tune
And when I saw my lonely room
The mirror caught my eye
When I sit down I cry

Big lie, small world
Big lie, small world

I had to intercept that letter
Telling you that I was better
I raced to catch the postmanís van
He was leaving as I ran

I miss the bus I miss the train
I end up walking in the rain
Big dog chased me down the street
I hadn't had a bite to eat

Feeling sorry for myself
Wishing I was someone else
I walked across the city
'Cause I couldnít stand your pity

Big lie, small world
Big lie, small world

The place you live looks opulent
And obviously a higher rent
Than our cosy little room
I had this sense of doom

The landlord says youíre out of town
That your new boyfriendís always around
The hour was getting late
So I sit down and wait

Hereís the postman with my letter
Coming down the path, heíd better
Give that thing to me
I have to make him see

Begging doesnít do the trick
He thinks that Iím a lunatic
And then who comes upon the scene
But your new boyfriend Mr. Clean

I hit the postman, hit your lover
Grabbed the letter ran for cover
The police arrived in time for tea
Said theyíd like to question me

I can only curse my fate
I have to face the magistrate
It hasnít been the best of days
Iíd like to fly away

Big lie, small world
Big lie, small world
song list next song previous song Sting: Brand New Day Brand New Day
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How many of you people out there
Been hurt in some kind of love affair?
And how many times did you swear
That youíd never love again?

How many lonely sleepless nights?
How many lies, how many fights?
And why would you want to
Put yourself through all of that again?

Love is pain I hear you say
Love is a cruel and bitter way
Of paying you back for all the faith you ever had in your brain
How could it be that what you need the most
Can leave you feeling just like a ghost?
You never want to feel so sad and lost again

One day you could be looking
Through an old book in rainy weather
You see a picture of her smiling at you
When you were still together
You could be walking down the street
And who should you chance to meet?
But that same old smile youíve been thinking of all day

Why don't we turn the clock to zero honey?
Iíll sell the stock weíll spend all the money
We're starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock all the way back
I wonder if sheíll take me back
Iím thinking in a brand new way

Turn the clock to zero sister
Youíll never know how much I missed her
Starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock to zero boss
The rivers wide weíll swim across
We're starting up a brand new day

It could happen to you
Just like it happened to me
There is simply no immunity
Theres no guarantee
I say love is such a force if you find yourself in it
You need some time for reflection
You say, Baby wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute
Wait a minute, wait a minute

Turn the clock to zero honey
Iíll sell the stock weíll spend all the money
We're starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock to zero mac
I'm begging her to take me back
Iím thinking in a brand new way

Turn the clock to zero boss
The rivers wide we'll swim across
Starting up a brand new day
Turn the clock to zero buddy
Donít wanna be no fuddy duddy
Starting up a brand new day

Iím the rhythm in your tune
Iím the sun and youíre the moon
Iím a bat and youíre the cave
Youíre the beach and Iím the wave

Iím the plough and you're the land
Youíre the glove and Iím the hand
Iím the train and youíre the station
Iím the flagpole to your nation, yeah

I'm the present to your future
You're the wound and I'm the suture
You're the magnet to my pole
I'm the devil in your soul

You're the pupil I'm the teacher
You're the church and I'm the preacher
You're the flower I'm the rain
You're the tunnel I'm the train

Stand up, all you lovers in the world
Stand up and be counted, every boy and every girl
Stand up, all you lovers in the world
Starting up a brand new day

You're the crop to my rotation
You're the sum of my equation
I'm the answer to your question
If you follow my suggestion

We could turn this ship around
And go up instead of down
You're the pan and I'm the handle
You're the flame and I'm the candle

Stand up, all you lovers in the world
Stand up and be counted, every boy and every girl
Stand up, all you lovers in the world
Starting up a brand new day

It's a brand new day
It's a brand new day
It's a brand new day
It's a brand new day
song list Sting: Letter C previous song The Police: Live! The Police: Message In A Box Sting: Bring On The Night The Police: Reggatta de Blanc Bring On The Night
(Sting)
The afternoon has gently passed me by
The evening spreads its sail against the sky
Waiting for tomorrow
Just another day
God bid yesterday goodbye

Bring on the night
I couldn't spend another hour of daylight
Bring on the night
I couldn't stand another hour of daylight

The future is but a question mark
Hangs above my head there in the dark
Can't see for the brightness
Is staring me blind
God bid yesterday goodbye

Bring on the night
I couldn't spend another hour of daylight
Bring on the night
I couldn't stand another hour of daylight

Bring on the night
I couldn't spend another hour of daylight
Bring on the night
I couldn't stand another hour of daylight

I couldn't stand another hour of daylight