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song list next song Sting: Letter S Take Me to the Sunshine
(Sting)
(released as a limited edition b-side in the U.K. to This Cowboy Song)
I've been working too hard at the office all year
I've been saving all my days for a break
And I've got to get away with my baby for a time
If it's just for my sanity's sake

Nothing but work and never to play
Make Jack a dull boy or so they say
And nothing in the world gonna make me stay
I've just got to get away for a day

Oh the smog in the city is clogging up my head
And the noise of the traffic and the poison lead
Too many people I must confess
I'm looking for the cure of terminal stress

Take me to the sunshine
Take me to the sun

It's a perfect paradise and it ain't no trick
You can walk, you can run, play golf 'til you're sick
Swim all day, you can dance all night
You can ever fall in love if you're feeling right

The surf will roar and the birds will sing
And the warm wind sighs as you practice your swing
And the cares of the world will fade away as you
Watch the sun setting on a golden bay

They say that modern man needs to find himself
And what's bad for his spirit is bad for his health
And when the world's used up and there's nowhere else
You'll realize Mother Nature is the Commonwealth

Take me to the sunshine
Take me to the sun
Take me to the sun

Take me to the sunshine
Take me to the sun
Take me to the sun

I've been working too hard at the office all year
I've been saving all my days for a break
And I've got to get away with my baby for a time
If it's for my sanity's sake
song list next song previous song The Police: Live! The Police: Message In A Box The Police: Greatest Hits Sting: Bring On The Night The Police: Synchronicity Tea In The Sahara
(Sting)
My sisters and I
Have this wish before we die.
And it may sound strange
As if our minds are deranged.
Please don't ask us why
Beneath the sheltering sky
We have this strange obsession
You have the means in your possession.

We want our tea in the Sahara with you.
We want our tea in the Sahara with you.

The young man agreed
He would satisfy their need
So they danced for his pleasure
With a joy you could not measure.
They would wait for him here
The same place every year.
Beneath the sheltering sky
Across the desert he would fly.

Tea in the Sahara with you.
Tea in the Sahara with you.

The sky turned to black-
Would he ever come back?
They would climb a high dune
They would pray to the moon.
But he'd never return,
So the sisters would burn
As their eyes searched the land
With their cups full of sand.

Tea in the Sahara with you.
Tea in the Sahara with you..........
song list next song previous song Tempted
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(released on Mad About You single, February 1991)
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song list next song previous song Sting: Fields Of Gold Sting: ... Nada Como El Sol Sting: ... Nothing Like The Sun They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo)
(Sting)
Why are these women here dancing on their own?
Why is there this sadness in their eyes?
Why are the soldiers here
Their faces fixed like stone?
I can't see what it is they despise
They're dancing with the missing
They're dancing with the dead
They dance with the invisible ones
Their anguish is unsaid
They're dancing with their fathers
They're dancing with their sons
They're dancing with their husbands
They dance alone   They dance alone

It's the only form of protest they're allowed
I've seen their silent faces scream so loud
If they were to speak these words
they'd go missing too
Another woman on the torture table
what else can they do
They're dancing with the missing
They're dancing with the dead
They dance with the invisible ones
Their anguish is unsaid
They're dancing with their fathers
They're dancing with their sons
They're dancing with their husbands
They dance alone   They dance alone

One day we'll dance on their graves
One day we'll sing our freedom
One day we'll laugh in our joy
And we'll dance
One day we'll dance on their graves
One day we'll sing our freedom
One day we'll laugh in our joy
And we'll dance

Ellas danzan con los desaparecidos
Ellas danzan con los muertos
Ellas danzan con amores invisibles
Ellas danzan con silenciosa angistia
Danzan con sus padres
Danzan con sus hijos
Danzan con sus esposos
Ellas danzan solas
Danzan solas

Hey Mr. Pinochet
You've sown a bitter crop
It's foreign money that supports you
One day the money's going to stop
No wages for your torturers
No budget for your guns
Can you think of your own mother
Dancin' with her invisible son
They're dancing with the missing
They're dancing with the dead
They dance with the invisible ones
Their anguish is unsaid
They're dancing with their fathers
They're dancing with their sons
They're dancing with their husbands
They dance alone   They dance alone
song list next song previous song Sting: Fields Of Gold This Cowboy Song
(Sting)
We rode all night across an endless desert
We had no moon to light our way
And though a billion stars were slowly turning
We lacked the consciences to pray

Our horses running like devil chasers
Those feet they hardly touched the ground
Yes, I'm familiar with the grey wolves howing
But I'm certain I never heard this sound

Devil to pay  On judgement day
Would Jesus strike me down
If I should pray this cowboy song

It's all I know
To bring me back into your arms
Your distant sun
Your shining light
You'll be my dark star shining
Tonight

I've been the lowest of the low on the planet
I've been a sinner all my days
And I was living with my hand on the trigger
I had no sense to change my ways

The priest asked if I'd embrace the ressurection
To suck the poison from my life
Just like an existential cowboy villain
His words were balanced on my knife

Devil to pay  On judgement day
Would Jesus strike me down
If I should pray

This cowboy song
It's all I know
To bring me back into your arms
Your distant sun
Your shining light
You'll be my dark star shining
Tonight

Every night
Every night
All my distances afar

This cowboy song
It's all I know
To bring me back into your arms
This cowboy song
This cowboy life
I'll be your dark star shining
Tonight

Dark star...
song list next song previous song This Was Never Meant to Be
(Sting/Anne Dudley)
(released as a b-side to the European single for I Was Brought to My Senses and as a b-side to the North American single forI'm so Happy I Can't Stop Crying)
This was never meant to be
All the signs were there to see
From the first moment that we met I knew
This was never meant to be

This was always doomed to fail
From the moment we set sail
All our instincts told us we were wrong
This was never meant to be

But soon we were enraptured in love's dance
When the dance ended I found
I couldn't live without you
And now one of my dreams is sad embers
Here in the cold of December
And now you're in the arms of someone else
I always knew that

This was always second best
Our love would fall at the first test
Common sense would tell us we were wrong
This was never meant to be

This was never meant to last
We drank our cup of love too fast
From the first moment that we met I knew
Now Miss, from our first kiss
I tell you: this was never meant to be
song list next song previous song Sting: The Living Sea Tides
(Sting)
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song list Sting: Letter U previous song Sting: Brand New Day Tomorrow We'll See
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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