Synchronicity II
The Police Lyrics


Another suburban family morning
Grandmother screaming at the wall
We have to shout above the din of our rice crispies
We can't hear anything at all

Mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration
But we know all her suicides are fake
Daddy only stares into the distance
There's only so much more that he can take
Many miles away something crawls from the slime
At the bottom of a dark Scottish lake

Another industrial ugly morning
The factory belches filth into the sky
He walks unhindered through the picket lines today,
He doesn't think to wonder why

The secretaries pout and preen like cheap tarts in a red light street,
But all he ever thinks to do is watch,
And every single meeting with his so-called superior
Is a humiliating kick in the crotch
Many miles away something crawls to the surface
Of a dark Scottish loch

Another working day has ended
Only the rush hour hell to face
Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes
Contestants in a suicidal race

Daddy grips the wheel and stares alone into the distance
He knows that something somewhere has to break
He sees the family home now, looming in his headlights
The pain upstairs that makes his eyeballs ache
Many miles away there's a shadow on the door
Of a cottage on the shore
Of a dark Scottish lake

Many miles away
Many miles away
Many miles away
Many miles away
Many miles away
Many miles away

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Gordon Sumner

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Jesse MacDonough

It's hard to believe that this song is nearly 40 years old

Diana Souligny

@mstephens44 And, notice Sting sang about "Russians" loving their children on his first solo album, Dream of the Blue Turtles"? He's still a favorite of mine.

Diana Souligny

@Joanie Adams Really? Being Old is a privilege some Humans never experience. 💙

Diana Souligny

@tony francesco My end plan is to go dancing on the Moon. ❤

Diana Souligny

I wasn't aware Music got old.

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Truth Teller

Sting’s lyrics and bass line, Andy Summer’s guitar and Stewart Copelands incredible drumming! Please bring them back!,

elthe3rd

best band of the 80s hands down

Peter Yianilos

They came out like this practically fully formed from the start. Though the writing changed rapidly in the first few records, the band was rock solid from their very first US tour. My first time recording them live was what I call the Roxanne tour, because that was pretty much all anyone in US knew. They traveled in a well-used, green Ford van. All the gear, their crew of one, and likely them as well at least for the short hops. They played for a jammed club crowd of maybe 200 and blew minds completely. The song Walking On The Moon was not yet released but they knew it was special, playing it every night for the stunned crowds. Recall how different Walking was from Roxanne. There was even some crowd surfing going on with the first LP numbers but Walking was practically a different band.

I recall going into the studio the next day and getting ribbed by local engineers about my enthusiasm for The Police. I told my colleagues “they’re going to be the biggest fucking band in the world” to great laughter and mocking. Seriously, by how much did I miss the truth with that deliberately provocative statement? Not much. Six months later their music was profoundly different as they found their arranging chops on the road and played 2000 seat theaters. The Gusman Hall show was filmed by British television using my 24 track feed and can be found on YouTube.

Kevi O

@Ricardo Martinez

very astute perception

Ricardo Martinez

@Shannan Teegarden The term "synchronicity" was coined by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung to explain "acausal' phenomena, this is, things that cannot be explained as cause and effect but which happen simultaneously, as here the Loch monster's literary or mythological existence and the everyday life of the character.

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