Sting

Style: Rock / Jazz-Rock / Blues-Rock 
Album: Mercury Falling © 1996
Sting - Mercury Falling '1996'
1.  The hounds of winter (5:24) 
2.  I hung my head (4:38) 
3.  Let your soul be your pilot (6:40) 
4.  I was brought to my senses (5:46) 
5.  You still touch me (3:44) 
6.  I'm so happy I can't stop cryi (3:56)
7.  All four seasons (4:26) 
8.  Twenty five to midnight (4:06) 
9.  La belle dame sans regrets (5:13) 
10. Valparaiso (5:23) 
11. Lithium sunset (2:34) 


The hounds of winter
I walk through the day my coat around my ears I look for my companion I have to dry my tears it seems that she's gone leaving me too soon I'm as dark as december I'm as cold as the man in the moon I still see her face as beautiful as day it's easy to remember remember my love that way all I hear is that lonesome sound the hounds of winter they follow me down I can't make up the fire the way that she could I spend all my days in the search for dry wood board all the windows and close the front door I can't believe she won't here anymore I still see her face as beautiful as day it's easy to remember remember my love that way all I hear is that lonesome sound the hounds of winter they follow me down A season for joy a season for sorrow where she's gone I will surely, surely follow she brightened my day she warmed the coldest night the hounds of winter they got me in their sights I still see her face as beautiful as day it's easy to remember remember my love that way all I hear is that lonesome sound the hounds of winter they harry me down I hung my head
Early one morning with time to kill I borrowed Jeb's rifle and sat on the hill I saw a lone rider crossing the plain I drew a bead on him to practice my aim my brother's rifle went off in my hand a shot rang out across the land the horse he kept running the rider was dead I hung my head I hung my head I set off running to wake from the dream my brother's rifle went into the stream I kept on running into the salt landsand that's where they found me My head in my hands the sheriff he asked me why had I run then it came to me just what I had done and all for no reason just one piece of lead I hung my head I hung my head Here in the courthouse the whole town is there I see the judge high up in his chair "Explain to the courtroom what went through your mind and we'll ask the jury what verdict they find" I said "I felt the power of death over life I orphaned his children I widowed his wife I beg their forgiveness I wish I was dead" I hung my head I hung my head Early one morning with time to kill I see the gallows up on the hill and out in the distance a trick of the brain I see a lone rider crossing the plain he's come to fetch me to see what they done we'll ride together til kingdom come I pray for God's mercy for soon I'll be dead I hung my head I hung my head Let your soul be your pilot
When you're down and they're counting When your secrets all found out When your troubles take to mounting When the map you have leads you to doubt When there's no information and the compass turns to nowhere that you know well Let your soul be your pilot let your soul guide you he'll guide you well When the doctors failed to heal you when no medicine chest can make you well When no counsel leads to comfort when there are no more lies they can tell No more useless information And the compass spins the compass spins between heaven and hell Let your soul be your pilot Let your soul guide you he'll guide you well And your eyes turn towards the window pane to the lights upon the hill the distance seems so strange to you now the dark room seems so still Let your pain be my sorrow let your tears be my tears too let your courage be my model that the north you find will be true When there's no more useless information And the compass turns to nowhere that you know well Let your soul be your pilot let your soul guide you let your soul guide you let your soul guide you upon your way I was brought to my senses
Alone with my thoughts this evening I wlaked on the banks of Tyne I wondered how I could win you or if I could make you mine or if I could make you mine The wind it was so insistent with tales of a stormy south but when I spied two birds in a sycamore tree there came a dryness in my mouth came a dryness in my mouth For then without rhyme or reason the two birds did rise up to fly and where the two brids were flying I swear I saw you and I I walked out this morning it was like a veil had been removed from before my eyes for the first time I saw the work of heaven in the line where the hill had been married to the sky and all around me every blade of singing grass was calling out your name and that our love would always last and inside every turning leaf is the pattern of an older tree the shape of our future the shape of all our history and out of the confusion where the river meets the sea came things I'd never seen things I'd never seen I was brought to my senses I was blind but now that I can see every signpost in nature said you belong to me I know it's true it's written in a sky as blue as blue as your eyes, as blue as your eyes if nature's red in tooth and claw like winter's freeze and summer's thaw the wounds she gave me were the wounds that would heal me and we'd be like the moon and sun and when our courtly dance had run its course across the sky then together we would lie and out of the confusion where the river meets the sea something new would arrive something better would arrive I was brought to my senses I was blind but now that I can see every signpost in nature said you belong to me You still touch me
Another night finds me alone in my dreams you still touch me your picture by my telephone in that smile you still thrill me Now if I sleep, I sleep here alone in my bed tonight you still haunt me and if I'm falling I'm falling like a stone in my nightmares you still hold me And after all that we've been through now I'm wondering if you still blame me if only half of this was true that you believe of me you still shame me Dark rain will fall until I see your face I close my eyes I seem to hear the raindrops saying you won't come back you still touch me And when I'm sick at heart and low in my prayers you still heal me when I'm so sure this isn't so in my complacency you still shake me I wonder if you feel the same way as I do and you'd come back you still touch me Another night finds me alone in my bed tonight you still haunt me you still hold me you still touch me I'm so happy I can't stop crying
Seven weeks have passed now since she left me, she shows her face to ask me how I am she says the kids are fine and that they miss me Maybe I could come and baby-sit sometime she says, "Are you O.K.? I was worried about you. Can you forgive me? I hope that you'll be happy." I'm so happy that I can't stop crying I'm so happy I'm laughing through my tears I saw a friend of mine. He said "I was worried about you I heard she had another man, I wondered how you felt about it?" I'm so happy that I can't stop crying I'm so happy I'm laughing through my tears Saw my lawyer, Mr. Good News he got me joint custody and legal separation I'm so happy that I can't stop crying I'm laughing through my tears. I'm laughing through my tears I took a walk alone last night. I looked up at the stars to try and find an answer in my life I chose a star for me. I chose a star for him I chose two stars for my kids and one star for my wife Something made me smile. Something seemed to ease the pain Something about the universe and how it's all connected The park is full of sunday fathers and melted ice cream we try to do the best within the given time A kid should be with his mother, everybody knows that what can a father do but baby-sit sometimes? I saw that friend of mine, he said, "You look different somehow." I said, "Everybody's got to leave the darkness sometime." I'm so happy that I can't stop crying I'm laughing through my tears. I'm laughing through my tears I'm so happy that I can't stop crying I'm laughing through my tears. I'm laughing through my tears All four seasons
With her smile as sweet as a warm wind in summer She's got me flying like a bird in a bright june sky and then just when she thinks that I've got her number Brings me down to the ground with her wintry eye that's my baby she can be all four seasons in one day And when the nighttime comes with no interference to our warm summer love with all its charms but like a throroughbred horse she can turn on a sixpence and I find that I'm back in mistress winter's arms that's my baby she can be all four seasons in one day How will I know? How can I tell? Which side of the bed she takes when the day begins She can be kind she can be cruel she's got me guessing like a game show fool She can change her mind like she changes her sweaters from one minute to the next it's hard to tell she blows hot and cold just like stormy weather she's my gift from the lord or a friend from hell that's my baby she can be all four seasons in one day Watching the weatherman's been no good at all winter, spring, summer, I'm bound for a fall there are no long term predictions for my baby she can be all four seasons in one day How will I know? How can I tell? Which side of the bed she takes when the day begins She can be kind she can be cruel she's got me guessing like a game show fool If it's a sunny day I take my umbrella just in case the raindrops start to fall you could say that I'm just a cautious fellow I don't want to be caught in a sudden squall that's my baby she can be all four seasons in one day that's my baby she can be all four seasons in one day Twenty five to midnight
Train I ride don't be slow if your whistle can blow fifteen miles down the track tell them I'm coming back counting poles counting sheep don't be slow I won't weep if your wheels on the line were to put me on time Just a year to the day Since I went upon my way to seek my fortune and fame be a star, change my name and that's it more or less til this midnight express I know I can't be late cause she said she won't wait she'll just go marry Jack so there's no turning back and it's 25 to midnight and fifteen miles of track Band I had got a break just one chance we had to take told my girl I'd be back left her with my friend Jack New York City for a spell things didn't turn out so well every dive that we played we were lucky we got paid Mr. Train driver please if your speed you increase every cent I have now will be yours this I vow and that's it more or less til this midnight express I know I can't be late cause she said she won't wait she'll just go marry Jack so there's no turning back and it's 25 to midnight and fifteen miles of track We called ourselves the Latino lovers Hawaiian shirts and top forty covers I didn't think I could sink this low when drugs and booze ate all my dough this isn't how it was meant to be there's no such thing as a meal that's free if I was ever to get out alive I have to get home on time Train I ride don't be slow if your whistle can blow fifty miles down the track tell them I'm coming back and that's it more or less til this midnight express I know I can't be late cause she said she won't wait she'll just go marry Jack so there's no turning back and it's 25 to midnight and fifteen miles of track and it's 25 to midnight and fifteen miles of track La belle dame sans regrets
Dansons tu dis Et moi, je suis Mes pas sont gauches Mes pieds tu fauches Je crains les sots Je cherche en vain les mots Pour m'expliquer ta vie, alors Tu mens, ma Soeur Tu brises mon coeur Je pense, tu sais Erreurs, jamais J'coute, tu parles Je ne comprends pas bien La Belle Dame sans Regrets Je pleure, tu ris Je chante, tu cries Tu smes les graines D'un mauvais chne Mon bl s'envole Tu en as ras le bol J'attends, toujours Mes cris sont sourds Tu brises mon coeur Je pense, tu sais Erreurs, jamais J'coute, tu parles Je ne comprends pas bien La Belle Dame sans Regrets Valparaiso
Chase the dog star over the sea home where my true love is waiting for me rope the south wind canvas the stars harness the moonlight so she can safely go round the Cape Horn to Valparaiso Red the port light starboard the green how will she know of the devils I've seen cross the sky, star of the sea under the moonlight, there she can safely go round the Cape Horn to Valparaiso And every road I walked would take me down to the sea with every broken promise in my sack and every love would always send the ship of my heart over the rolling sea If I should die and water's my grave she'll never know if I'm damned or I'm saved see the ghost fly over the sea under the moonlight, there she can safely go round the Cape Horn to Valparaiso Lithium sunset
Fill my eyes O Lithium Sunset and take this lonesome burden of worry from my mind Take this heartache of obsidian darkness and fold my darkness into your yellow light I've been scattered I've been shattered I've been knocked out of the race but I'll get better I feel your light upon my face Heal my soul O Lithium Sunset and I'll ride the turning world into another night. See Mercury falling ...



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