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Brand New Day

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next song Very Best Of Sting & The Police Sting: Brand New Day A Thousand Years
(music: Sting/Kipper, lyrics: Sting)
A thousand years, a thousand more,
A thousand times a million doors to eternity
I may have lived a thousand lives, a thousand times
An endless turning stairway climbs
To a tower of souls
If it takes another thousand years, a thousand wars,
The towers rise to numberless floors in space
I could shed another million tears, a million breaths,
A million names but only one truth to face

A million roads, a million fears
A million suns, ten million years of uncertainty
I could speak a million lies, a million songs,
A million rights, a million wrongs in this balance of time
But if there was a single truth, a single light
A single thought, a singular touch of grace
Then following this single point , this single flame,
The single haunted memory of your face

I still love you
I still want you
A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves
Like galaxies in my head

I may be numberless, I may be innocent
I may know many things, I may be ignorant
Or I could ride with kings and conquer many lands
Or win this world at cards and let it slip my hands
I could be cannon food, destroyed a thousand times
Reborn as fortune's child to judge another's crimes
Or wear this pilgrim's cloak, or be a common thief
I've kept this single faith, I have but one belief

I still love you
I still want you
A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves
Like galaxies in my head
On and on the mysteries unwind themselves
Eternities still unsaid†
'Til you love me
next song previous song Sting: Brand New Day Desert Rose
(...)
I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire

This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realise that nothing's as it seems

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes, this rare perfume
Is the sweet intoxication of her love

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in pain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

Sweet desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose
This memory of Eden haunts us all
This desert flower, this rare perfume
Is the sweet intoxication of the fall
next song previous song Sting: Brand New Day Big Lie, Small World
(...)
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
next song previous song Sting: Brand New Day After The Rain Has Fallen
(...)
The palace guards are all sleeping
Their fires burn into the night
There's a threat of rain on the dark horizon
And all thatís left is a quarter moon of light

He climbs up through the darkness
No weapon but his surprise
The greatest thief in the high Sahara
Enters the room where a sleeping princess lies

All your money, your pretty necklace
This is my work on such a night
There's a storm coming over the mountain
I'll be gone long before the morning

After the rain has fallen
After the tears have washed your eyes
You find that I've take nothing, that
Love can't replace in the blink of an eye

He was as gentle as the night wind
As no lover had been before
And the rings she wore for her bride groom
Slipped from her fingers and fell to the floor

Take me with you, take me with you
Before my lonely life is set
I've been promised to another
To a man I've never even met

After the rain has fallen
After the tears have washed your eyes
You'll find that Iíve take nothing, that
Love can't replace in the blink of an eye
After the thunder's spoken, and
After the lightning bolt's been hurled
After the dream is broken, thereíll
Still be love in the world

She said take me to another life
Take me for a pirateís wife
Take me where the wind blows
Take me where the red wine flows
Take me to the danger
Take me to the life of crime
Take me to the stars
Take me to the moon while we still have time

After the rain has fallen
After the tears have washed your eyes
You'll find that I've taken nothing, that
Love can't replace in the blink of an eye

After the thunder's spoken, and
After the lightning bolt's been hurled
After the dream is broken, thereíll
Still be love in the world
Still be love in the world
next song previous song Sting: Brand New Day Perfect Love... Gone Wrong
(...)
Iíve had a question thatís been preying on my mind for some time
I wonít be wagging my tail for one good reason
It has to be a crime

This doghouse never was the place for me,
Runner up and second best just ainít my pedigree
I was so happy, just the two of us
Until this alpha male
Turned up in the January sale

He wonít love you
Like I love you,
It wonít be long now before that puppy goes astray
And what I like about this guy the most?..........
He'd be my favourite lamppost
Devil take the hindmost

Je sais que c'est dur, mais ilfaut se faire ar changement, tu vois
Jíai nťgligť le primordial pendant trop longtemps crois moiÖ
Je suis consciente, je vois bien que tu souffres, mais Áŗ síattenuera
Car cíest díun homme plus díun chien don't jíai besoin pres de moi
Cesse donc de grogner, mon choix est fait cíest comme Áŗ
Níen fait pas trop, ton attitude risque de tíťloigner de moi
Faut que tu comprennes, puisque tu dis míaimer tant que Áŗ
Desormais nous sommes trois, lui toi et moi

Itís a shaggy kind of story
Would I tell you if I thought it was a lie?
But when the cat's away the mouse will play,
I wouldn't dish around here
Thereís something fishy round here

I howl all night and I sleep all day
It takes more than biscuit baby to chase these blues away
Iíve got a long enough leash
I could almost hang myself
It's a dogs life loving you baby
But you love someone else
Now heís moved by basket
Iíd like to put him in a casket
Iíll wear my best collar to his funeral

Ta mauvaise foi, jíaimerais bien que Áŗ síarrÍte
Me separer de toi, aujourdíhui Áŗ trotte dans ma tÍte
Moi non, jíen peux plus, tu níest qíun chien, cíest trop bÍte
La situation míavait ppourtant líair díÍtre des pius nette
Cíest clair, que je líaime cíest un fait, ton ťgoÔsme míinquiŤte
AprŤs toutes ces soirťes passťes seuis en tÍte ŗ tÍte
Chaque chose a une fin, et cíest la fin de la fÍte
Pour toi, car bientŰt il n'y aura plus que lui et moi, lui et moi.

To have found this perfect life
And a perfect love so strong
Well there can't be nothing worse
Than a perfect love gone wrong

You said I wasn't just your Christmas toy
I'd always be your boy
I'd be your faithful companion
And I would follow you through every thick and thin
Don't need nobody else
And we don't need him
next song previous song Sting: Brand New Day Tomorrow We'll See
(...)
The streets are wet
The lights have yet
To shed their tawdry lustre on the scene
My skirtís too short
My tights have run
These new heels are killing me

My second pack of cigarettes
Itís a slow night but thereís time yet
Here comes john from his other life
He may be driving to his wife
But he'll slow down take a look
Iíve learned to read them just like books
And itís already half past ten
But theyíll be back again

Headlights in the rainy street
I check, make sure itís not the heat
I wink, I smile, I wave my hand
He stops and seems to understand
The small transaction we must make
I tell him that my heart will break
If heís not a generous man
I step into his van

The say the first is the hardest trick
After that itís just a matter of logic
They have the money I have the time
Being pretty's my only crime
You ask what future do I see
I say itís really up to me
I donít need forgiving
Iím just making a living

Donít judge me
You could be me in another life
In another set of circumstances
Donít judge me
One more night Iíll just have to take my chances
And tomorrow weíll see

A friend of mine he wound up dead
His dress was stained the colour red
No next of kin no fixed abode
Another victim on this road
The police just carted him away
But someone took his place next day
He was home by thanksgiving
But not with the living

Donít judge me
You could be me in another life
In another set of circumstances
Donít judge me
One more night Iíll just have to take my chances

And no itís just not in my plan
For someone to care who I am

I'm walking the streets for money
Itís the business of love, 'hey honey'
C'mon, donít leave me lonely, donít leave me sad
Itíll be the sweetest five minutes you ever had

Donít judge me
You could be me in another life
In another set of circumstances
Donít judge me
One more night Iíll just have to take my chances
And tomorrow weíll see
next song previous song Sting: Brand New Day End Of The Game
(...)
The fox has done running
And the beast is at bay
We'd run them in circles
By the end of the day

They chased him through brambles
They chased him through the fields
They'd chased him for ever
But the fox would not yield

And some saw her shadow
On the crest of a hill
When the hounds were distracted
Away from the kill

One day we'll reach a great ocean
At the end of a pale afternoon
And we'll lay down our heads just like we were sleeping
And be towed by the drag of the moon

We ran through the forest
We ran through the streams
We ran through the heather
'Til we ran in our dreams

You were my lover
And I was your beau
We ran like the river
For what else did we know?

One day we'll reach a great ocean
At the end of a pale afternoon

The dogs are all worn out
And the horses are lame
The hunters and hunted
At the end of the game

Our love was a river
A wild mountain stream
In a tumbling fury
On the edge of a dream

They chased us through brambles
They chased us through fields
They'd chased us forever
But the heart would not yield

When the fox had done running
At the end of the day
I'm ready to answer
I'm ready to pay

And this rivers still running
And time will come soon
Carried to the great ocean
By the drag of the moon
next song previous song Sting: Brand New Day Fill Her Up
(...)
Mobil station where I stand
This old gas pump in my hand
My boss don't like me, got a face like a weasel
Oil on my hands and the smell of diesel

Here come a big shot from the city
V8 engine, she runs so pretty
'Fill her up son, unleaded
I need a full tank a gas where I'm headed'

Up in the front seat a pretty red head
'We're going to Vegas we're gonna get wed'
'So fill her up son, don't be staring
That's a real diamond she be wearing'

I'm gonna take my baby one day
I'm gonna fill her up and head west
I'm going find some money all right

See those tail lights heading west
I got no money to invest
I got no prospects, or education
I was lucky getting a job at this gas station

That old cash box on the top shelf
The boss is sleeping, I'll just help myself
Let's consider this as just a loan
I can sort it out later on the 'phone

I'm gonna pick my girl up tonight
I'm gonna fill her up and head west
I'm gonna show her all the bright lights
We're gonna say we lived 'for we come home

And as I head through the woods on the way back
The evening sun is slanting through the pine trees real pretty
It's like I'm walked into a glade of heaven
And there's music playing
This money is cold in my hand
And a voice somewhere is saying
'Why would you wanna take that stolen thing
And What real happiness can bring?'

You're gonna fill her up with sadness
You're gonna fill her up with shame
You're gonna fill her up with sorrow
Before she even takes your name
You're gonna fill her up with madness
You're gonna fill her up with blame
You're gonna live with no tomorrow
You're gonna fill her up with pain
You're gonna fill her up with darkness
You're gonna fill her up with night
You gotta fill her up with Jesus
You gotta fill her up with light

You gotta fill her up with spirit
You gotta fill her up with grace
You gotta fill her up with heaven
You got the rest of life to face

You gotta fill her up the right way
You gotta fill her up with care
You gotta fill her up with babies
You gotta fill her up and swear
You're gonna love that girl forever
You're gonna fill her up with life
You're gonna be a loving husband
She's gonna be your loving wife
You gotta fill her up with gladness
You gotta fill her up with joy
You gotta fill her up with love
You gotta fill her up with love
next song previous song Sting: Brand New Day Ghost Story
(...)
I watch the western sky
The sun is sinking
The geese are flying south
It sets me thinking

I did not miss you much
I did not suffer
What did not kill me
Just made me tougher

I feel the winter come
His icy sinews,
Now in the firelight
The case continues

Another night in court
The same old trial
The same old questions asked
The same denial

The shadows closing round
Like jury members
I look for answers in
The fireís embers

Why was I missing then
That whole December?
I give my usual line,
I donít remember

Another winter comes
His icy fingers creep
Into these bones of mine
These memories never sleep
And all these differences
A cloak I borrow
We kept our distances
Why should it follow that
I must have loved you?

What is a force that binds the stars?
I wore this mask to hide my scars
What is the power that moves the tide?
Never could find a place to hide

What moves the earth around the sun?
What could I do but run and run and run?
Afraid to love, afraid to fail
A mast without a sail

The moon's a fingernail
And slowly sinking
Another day begins
And now I'm thinking

That this is indifference
Was my invention
When everything I did
Sought your attention

You were my compass star
You were my measure
You were a pirate's map
Of buried treasure

If this was all correct
The last thing I'd expect
The prosecution rests
It's time that I confessed
I must have loved you
I must have loved you
previous song Sting: Brand New Day Brand New Day
(...)
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