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Sting & Police King Of Pain Lyrics

Last updated: 03/04/2014 01:18:02 PM

here's a little black spot on the sun today
It's the same old thing as yesterday
There's a black hat caught in a high tree top
There's a flag pole rag and the wind won't stop

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain

There's a little black spot on the sun today
That's my soul up there
It's the same old thing as yesterday
Tha's my soul up there
There's a black hat caught in a high tree top
That's my soul up there
There's a flag pole rag and the wind won't stop
That's my sould up there

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain

There's a fossil that's trapped in a high cliff wall
That's my soul up there
There's a dead salmon frozen in a waterfall
That's my soul up there
There's a blue whale beached by a springtide's ebb
[From: http://www.elyrics.net]
That's my soul up there
There's a butterfly trapped in a spider's web
That's my soul up there

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain

There's a king on a throne with his eyes torn out
There's a blind man looking for a shadow of doubt
Ther's a rich man sleeping on a golden bed
There's a skeleton choking on a crust of bread
King of pain

There's a red fox thorn by a huntsman's pack
That's my soul up there
There's a black winged gull with a broken back
That's my soul up there
There's a little black spot on the sun today
It's the same old thing as yesterday

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain

King of pain
King of pain
King of pain
I'll always be king of pain




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Classical 80s Hit Way Ahead of its Time | Reviewer: Mae | 3/3/14

I can still remember when this song first hit the airwaves. A tempo that's not very easy to follow accompanied by whimsical lyrics with deeper meaning. I've been following this song througout the years and it just never seems to grow old. The Police synchronously at their best. That's right, 'Synchronicity'.

Buddhism personified | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/22/14

The album title reflects Jung's ideas of meaningfully related but non- causality linked events .Each event described is linked through the soul of the singer. Sting had already embraced Buddhism and sees all life as interlinked . He is depressed for personal reasons and notices the sadness of the universe which, according to his religion is at always at one with himself and his wider consciousness. Line 11 suggests that he is heartbroken and this is therefore a love song, albeit broken love. This is reflected in the cruelty and desolation of every verse. Incidentally the red fox is "torn" by the huntsman's pack, adequately conveying the condition of the writer's savaged emotions. Haunting and evocative... the Police at their best.

I can read! CAN YOU? | Reviewer: IcanreadCANYOU? | 3/21/13

What is everyone else responding to here? This is not the lyrics to a Police song.
King of Pain is a beautiful song and some hateful person here decided to replace the real lyrics with something incredibly ugly and racist beyond belief.

not love | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/6/11

Unlike some people, I think this song is about being trapped in a bad business situation. KoP came off the last album Sting cut with Summers and Copeland and soon afterward he left the Police to put out his own album. I remember reading an article at the time where he was complaining that he had to do all the singing, all the arrangements and all the composing (words and music) for all of the recordings that the Police had ever released. The not-so-subtle hint was that he was being used by the other two guys, who were making handsome artist royalties off his back. Hence the "King of PAIN": He was contractually stuck with them for a long time.

wasd? | Reviewer: Manolo | 11/17/11

you guys keep talking of the police like it's sting and stuart copeland + some random guy..
well, sting's one of the best songwriters i've ever seen and stuart copeland the best drummer i've ever heard, but without andy summers it won't be what they're now. don't expect magnificient solos or those kind of things from him, but expect him to be just as good as the rest of the band - which he is, just more subtle.

Great Song, great body of work | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/5/11

I heard this song yesterday in Miami and Sting's voice and the modal? melody just cuts through everything, so I wanted to look up the lyrics, thanks for having them on this site. The Police and Sting's solo work (and the rest of em too I'm sure) have been better than most, and given us many moments of great sounds and lyrics...Reading the lyrics of this song quickly now I agree with it - it resonates with my and many people's experience and awareness of the cruelty, misery, and desolation of the world (as well as the wonder, love, and great beauty). I believe that Jesus will fix it all - blessings forever to all, Andy Pratt, musician

Incorrect Lyrics | Reviewer: Michael | 4/26/11

I beleive the lyrics on this site to be incorrect where they say "with the world turning circles". The correct lyrics are "with the watery circles", with fits meaningfully with the line "in the pouring rain".

Right now it's about me too... | Reviewer: Mac | 4/21/11

The Police have been one of my all time favourites for some 20 years now so I am not going to comment my views on the band ( which should be obvious :-) ); my comment is about the fact that a couple of weeks ago I fell in love with a wonderful girl, but she is not from my city and there is no simple way for me to see her, yesterday I let her know about my feelings and she even does not seem to feel the same. This song comes to my mind now almost constantly, pain is the right word for what you feel at times like this and only time will come to the rescue ...

The bass | Reviewer: Anonimous | 1/11/11

It's been some time now since I started paying attention to the bass in The Police. It is (or at least it seems to me) greatly inspired by reggae rhythm, especialy in the first albums. I don't like reggae at all, personally, but I think it is amazing how they can grab that rhythm but at the same time not make an obviously reggae song. Not to mention the "feel" that Sting gets to it. I love The Police, they're still unique. And this song has to be one of their best.

Lyrics | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/8/10

What people are missing here is the lyrics. It doesn't really matter which version of the song you like - the lyrics written by Sting here are exceptional. How many songs to you know have 5 verses and two choruses? Also, muscially is moves from a minor key for the verse to a major key for the chorus - this is what gives it such an uplifting feeling.

Against the world | Reviewer: Eugenio Solitario | 6/4/10

Great song! About someone who still expects that the one whom his heart beats for lend him a hand to help him get out of the pain. And it's a relentless pain frozen but equally ubiquitous, so that everything reminds him of his painful loneliness.

I'll always be | Reviewer: mike finholt | 1/20/10

No question about it. It is a tight song. One of the greatest. Why? It is about a soul on the higher-self level thinking aloud, saying he/she (queen of pain) will be coming back to live another life in the school of the souls known as Earth, which is considered a hero's journey just for coming down here. Another title for this song could have been "The Reincarnation Song." "I have stood here before you in the pouring rain." I rest my case. Experience, wisdom and Karmic debt are the key words NOT spoken here. It also has that hypnotic, mesmeric pulse of life to the rythym. Like "Walking On The Moon, which could only be done in spirit form, this song is full of past lives collected by the higher self. I could see a punk band doing this song, but in a spitful, throwing a fit, pissed off way, questioning if they should have come to Earth in first place. Ike Fanbelt

I'll always be | Reviewer: mike finholt | 1/20/10

No question about it. It is a tight song. One of the greatest. Why? It is about soul on the higher-self level thinking aloud, saying he/she (queen of pain) will be coming back to live another life in the school of the souls known as Earth. Another title for this song could have been "The Reincarnation Song. "I have stood here before you in the pouring rain." I rest my case. Experience, wisdom and Karmic debt are the key words not spoken here, because it has that hypnotic, mesmeric pulse of life to the rythym. Like "Walking On The Moon, which could only be done in spirit form, this song is full of past lives collected by the higher self.

Classic awesomeness!! | Reviewer: April | 11/7/09

The Police are legendary and for good reason. To me, it is all about Sting's impossible to replicate singing and Stuart Copeland's drum playing. One of the best drummers in rock and roll history, in my opinion

Classic | Reviewer: Nan | 5/1/09

I love the police! This song is a classic, and one of my favorite. I have heard mudvayne's version and i think it is unbelievable, too. Same song, different expressions! That is the great thing about ART!