Friday, September 14, 2007

Not alone at being alone

Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh
Another lonely day, with no one here but me, oh

Well, you've probably recognized these words from the song Message in a bottle by the Police, didn't you?

Walked out this morning,
don't believe what I saw
Hundred billion bottles washed up on the shore
Seems I'm not alone at being alone
Hundred billion castaways, looking for a home


Together with 50 000 fans we were singing, dancing and having a good time in the Amsterdam Arena yesterday. And when we went back home late at night - our ears still ringing - I was wondering: why did they ever stop recording and performing as a band!?



And another question that came to my mind: why are we all singing 'So lonely, so lonely...' when there are so many of us? Yes, that's me, can't stop asking philosophical questions - even when I'm enjoying myself. Seems I'm not alone at being alone...

But I'm wasn't lonely at all, because I went there with my dear wife Lydia, her sister Yvonne and our brother in law Rob and we had a great time together. The Police was as good as ever and I was really impressed by them. It was a fantastic concert!

I'm always listening to the lyrics of the songs - even if they make so much noise that you can hardly understand a word. But I am intrigued by all the questions and observations in Sting's lyrics.

I wish I could have a conversation with Sting about lyrics like these:

Yeah
There's a hole
In my life
There's a hole
In my life
Shadow in my heart
Is tearing me apart
Or maybe it's just something
In my stars

There's a hole
In my life
There's a hole
In my life

Be a happy man
I try the best I can
Or maybe I'm just looking
For too much
There's something missing from my life
Cuts me open like a knife
It leaves me vulnerable
I have this disease
I shake like an incurable
God help me please

Oh, there's a hole
In my life
There's a hole
In my life
Yeah...


Well, need I say more? I would love to have a talk with Sting. But one of my other musical heroes is in a better position to talk with him about the Invisible Sun / King of Pain. Check this unique video clip for a surprise performance with this hero. Invisible Sun is my favourite Police song - together with King of Pain. Please let me know your favourite Sting / the Police song!

4 comments:

Jan said...

Too bad I missed it. A bit overpriced though!

Fav songs: Muder by numbers and Fallout

jonboy said...

It seems as though we have the same taste in music. U2 is probably my all-time favorite band, and I can listen to Sting sing all day long. He has such a cool, mellow voice.

Favorite Sting song: Desert Rose

Mike said...

the police were the best

David said...

The Police is one band I wish I could see, or at the very least see Sting. I have always loved the music these guys make. Like Jonboy I also like U2, but Sting's music is among my favorites.

Favorite Sting/Police song: Fields of Gold