Sting (musician)

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With one breath, with one flow
You will know
Synchronicity

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born 2 October 1951), more famous by the stage name Sting is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist, known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the influential new wave rock band The Police and for his subsequent solo career.

See also: The Police

Quotes[edit]

A connecting principle
Linked to the invisible
Almost imperceptible
Something inexpressible
It's so deep, it's so wide
You're inside
Synchronicity
  • Dissent is a legitimate and essential right in any democracy and modern politicians must accept this fact with tolerance. A sense of proportion — and a sense of humour — is a sign of strength, not a sign of weakness.
Joining with Amnesty International in condemning the Russian authorities’ treatment of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock protest band. "Sting condemns Russia's treatment of Pussy Riot musicians ahead of Moscow concert" Amnesty International (25 July 2012)
  • Jung believed there was a large pattern to life, that it wasn't just chaos. Our song Synchronicity II is about two parallel events that aren't connected logically or causally, but symbolically.
On the song Synchronicity II, as quoted in "Official Police business" by Jay Cocks, in TIME magazine (15 August 1983), p. 50
  • We are a parliamentary democracy; we don’t function by plebiscite. It’s dangerous. I don’t believe in referendums – Hitler and Mussolini organised referendums
Speaking against BREXIT (express.co.uk "‘A DISASTER!’ Brexit TORN APART by Sting - ‘I hope it WON’T HAPPEN - it’s all LIES’" Mon, May 6, 2019)
  • I am the first male in the family not having had to shoot against another European
Speaking about its opinions about European Union ("È indubbio che servano riforme per questa Unione Europea, ma per realizzarle si deve restare a quel tavolo. E non dimentichiamo che l'Europa ci ha dato settant'anni di pace: io sono il primo maschio in famiglia a non aver dovuto sparare contro un altro europeo." - From ilgiornale.it "Altro che lo streaming. Faccio rivivere i classici dei Police" - Mar, 28/05/2019 by Ferruccio Gattuso)
  • I know a great deal about Indian music and I have tried to understand its intricacies. I am aware how complex ragas are and how specific the rhythm is. I will spend the rest of my life discovering this wonderful India. I’ve become addicted to it.
    • Quoted from Gewali, Salil (2013). Great Minds on India. New Delhi: Penguin Random House.

Synchronicity (1983)[edit]

  • With one breath, with one flow
    You will know
    Synchronicity

    A sleep trance, a dream dance,
    A shared romance
    Synchronicity

    A connecting principle
    Linked to the invisible
    Almost imperceptible
    Something inexpressible

    • "Synchronicity I"
  • If we share this nightmare
    Then we can dream
    Spiritus mundi
    If you act as you think
    The missing link
    Synchronicity
    • "Synchronicity I"
  • A star fall, a phone call
    It joins all
    Synchronicity

    It's so deep, it's so wide
    You're inside
    Synchronicity

    Effect without a cause
    Sub-atomic laws, scientific pause
    Synchronicity....

    • "Synchronicity I"
  • 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
  • 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
    • "Synchronicity II"

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