Coverafbeelding Sting - All This Time
  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   13 piekpositie
  •   128 punten
  •   1991

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   02-10-1951
Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

Sting (echte naam Gordon Summer) begint zijn zangcarriëre in de band The Police die tussen 1978 en 1986 enorm populair is. In '85 begint hij een solocarriëre en dat pakt goed uit want hij scoort enorme hits als Russians, Love Is The Seventh Wave, Englishman In New York. Fragile en All This Time. Ook in de jaren daarna scoort hij hit maar minder succesvol. Wel scoort hij samen met Bryan Adams en Rod Stewart een top 3-hit met All For Love. In 2003 heeft hij samen met Craig David een enorme hit met de single Rise And Fall. Hierna scoort Sting geen hits meer maar blijft wel albums maken.

Zijn laatste album 57th And 9th verscheen in 2016.

Songtekst

I looked out across
The river today
I saw a city in the fog and an old church tower
Where the seagulls play
I saw the sad shire horses walking home
In the sodium light
I saw two priests on the ferry
October geese on a cold winter's night

And all this time, the river flowed
Endlessly to the sea

Two priests came round our house tonight
One young, one old, to offer prayers for the dying
To serve the final rite
One to learn, one to teach
Which waY the cold wind blows
Fussing and flapping in priestly black
Like a murder of crows

And all this time, the river flowed
Endlessly to the sea
If I had my way I'd take a boat from the river
And I'd bury the old man,
I'd bury him at sea

Blessed are the poor, for they shall inherit the earth
Better to be poor than a fat man in the eye of a needle
And as these words were spoken I swore I hear
The old man laughing
'What good is a used up world and how could it be
Worth having'

And all this time the river flowed
Endlessly like a silent tear
And all this time the river flowed
Father, if Jesus exists,
Then how come he never lived here

The teachers told us, the Romans built this place
They built a wall and a temple, an edge of the empire
Garrison town,
They lived and they died, they prayed to their gods
But the stone gods did not make a sound
And their empire crumbled, 'til all that was left
Were the stones the workmen found

And all this time the river flowed
In the falling light of a northern sun
If I had my way I'd take a boat from the river
Men go crazy in congregations
But they only get better
One by one
One by one...

Songinformatie

ArtiestSting
 A-kant
Titel All This Time
Lengte 03:59
Componist(en) Sting
Producer(s) Sting & Hugh Padgham
 B-kant
Titel I Miss You Kate (Instrumental)
Lengte 03'48
Componist(en) Sting
Producer(s) Sting & Hugh Padgham
Platenlabel A&M
Catalogusnr 390 614-7
Hoogste positie UK 22
Hoogste positie US 5
Album The Soul Cages


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