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Synchronicity II
by The Police

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 © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network
Written by: Gordon Sumner

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Only Sting could put "Rice Crispies" in the lyrics of a song and make it seem cool.

Drum DeLorean


Scott Harrisohn

one of the greatest lyricists ever.


@centuryrox Bob Dylanesque, that one, but it IS good! 😘🎶

Marcin Żmuda

Tony Banks did it with a breadbin! Listen to Genesis' All in a Mouse's Night :)

John Mavroudis

With all due respect to Sting, Andy Partridge of XTC could put ANY words into songs and make them seem cool.

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Am I the only one who thinks this could make it as a TV show theme song?

Jesse MacDonough

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


@Yy Aa 🤣🤣🤣🤣 The iron curtain is coming back with cohen 19

Angel Blue

@Jesse MacDonald Yeah, older than me, haha!

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