Sting

Style: Rock / Jazz-Rock / Blues-Rock 
Album: Brand New Day © 1999
Sting - Brand New Day '1999'
1.  A Thousand Years (5:56) 
2.  Desert Rose (4:45) 
3.  Big Lie Small World (5:05) 
4.  After The Rain Has Fallen (5:03) 
5.  Perfect Love... Gone Wrong (5:21) 
6.  Tomorrow We'll See (4:45) 
7.  Prelude To The End Of The Game (0:17)
8.  Fill Her Up (5:34) 
9.  Ghost Story (5:26) 
10. Brand New Day (6:18) 


A Thousand Years
Music by Sting & Kipper, Lyrics by 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, This 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 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 These 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 Big Lie Small World
I sat down and wrote this letter Telling you that I felt better Since you'd gone and I was free I'm so happy I have so little time to spare now I'm wanted almost everywhere now I make out like Casanova Friends are always coming over 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 postman's 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 couldn't stand your pity Big lie small world Big lie small world The place you live looks opulent And obviously a higher rent Than our cozy little room I had this sense of doom The landlord says you're out of town That your new boyfriend's always around The hour was getting late So I sit down and wait Here's the postman with my letter Coming down the path, he'd better Give that thing to me I have to make him see Begging doesn't do the trick He thinks that I'm 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 they'd like to question me I can only curse my fate I have to face the magistrate It hasn't been the best of days I'd like to fly away Big lie small world Big lie small world 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 that's 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 taken 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 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, there'll Still be love in the world She said take me to another life Take me for a pirate's 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, there'll Still be love in the world Perfect Love... Gone Wrong
I've had a question that's been preying on my mind for some time I won't 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 ain't my pedigree I was so happy, just the two of us Until this alpha male Turned up in the January sale He won't love you Like I love you It won't 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 il faut se faire ar changement, tu vois J'ai nglig le primordial pendant trop longtemps crois moi Je suis consciente, je vois bien que tu souffres, mais s'attenuera Car c'est d'un homme plus d'un chien don't j'ai besoin pres de moi Cesse donc de grogner, mon choix est fait c'est comme N'en fait pas trop, ton attitude risque de t'loigner de moi Faut que tu comprennes, puisque tu dis m'aimer tant que Desormais nous sommes trois, lui toi et moi It's 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 There's something fishy round here I howl all night and I sleep all day It takes more than biscuit baby to chase these blues away Got a long enough leash I could almost hang myself It's a dog's life loving you baby But you love someone else Now he's moved by basket I'd like to put him in a casket I'll wear my best collar to his funeral Ta mauvaise foi, j'aimerais bien que s'arrte Me separer de toi, aujourd'hui trotte dans ma tte Moi non, j'en peux plus, tu n'est q'un chien, c'est trop bte La situation m'avait ppourtant l'air d'etre des pius nette C'est clair, que je l'aime c'est un fait, ton goisme m'inquite Aprs toutes ces soires passes seuis en tte a tte Chaque chose a une fin, et c'est la fin de la fte Pour toi, car bientt 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 Tomorrow We'll See
The streets are wet The lights have yet To shed their tawdry lustre on the scene My skirt's too short My tights have run These new heels are killing me My second pack of cigarettes It's a slow night but there's time yet Here comes John from his other life He may be driving to his wife But he'll slow down take a look I've learned to read them just like books And it's already half past ten But they'll be back again Headlights in the rainy street I check, make sure it's 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 he's not a generous man I step into his van The say the first is the hardest trick And after that it's 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 it's really up to me I don't need forgiving I'm just making a living Don't judge me You could be me in another life In another set of circumstances Don't judge me One more night I'll just have to take my chances And tomorrow we'll 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 Don't judge me You could be me in another life In another set of circumstances Don't judge me One more night I'll just have to take my chances And no it's just not in my plan For someone to care who I am I'm walking the streets for money It's the business of love, 'hey honey' C'mon, don't leave me lonely, don't leave me sad It'll be the sweetest five minutes you ever had Don't judge me You could be me in another life In another set of circumstances Don't judge me One more night I'll just have to take my chances And tomorrow we'll see Prelude To The End Of The Game
[None] 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 comes a big shot from the city V8 engine, she runs so pretty 'Fill her up son, unleaded I need a full tank of 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 Got no prospects, no 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 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 it 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 for 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 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 fire's embers Why was I missing then That whole December? I give my usual line, I don't remember Another winter comes His icy fingers creep Into these bones of mine These memories never sleep And all these differences A cloak I borrowed We kept our distances Why should it follow that I must have loved you? What is the force that binds the stars? I wore this mask to hide my scars What is the power that pulls 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 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 you'd 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 has 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 you've been thinking of all day? Why don't we turn the clock to zero honey I'll sell the stock we'll spend all the money We're starting up a brand new day Turn the clock all the way back I wonder if she'll take me back I'm thinking in a brand new way Turn the clock to zero sister You'll never know how much I missed her I'm starting up a brand new day Turn the clock to zero boss The river's wide we'll 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 There's no guarantee. I say love is such a force if you should 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 I'll sell the stock we'll 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 I'm thinking in a brand new way Turn the clock to zero boss The river's wide we'll swim across Starting up a brand new day Turn the clock to zero buddy Don't wanna be no fuddy duddy We're starting up a brand new day I'm the rhythm in your tune I'm the sun and you're the moon I'm the bat and you're the cave You're the beach and I'm the wave I'm the plough and you're the land You're the glove and I'm the hand I'm the train and you're the station I'm the flagpole to your nation 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 We're 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 can 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 We're starting up a brand new day



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