Do you want to know what’s the story behind your favourite tune?
songfacts.com will tell you just that. Example:
“This is a very personal song written by Sting. He had recently separated from his first wife and was not getting along with the other 2 members of the band.
Sting wrote this in Jamaica at the house where Ian Flemming wrote the James Bond books.
Sting: “I conjured up symbols of pain and related them to my soul. A black spot on the sun struck me as being a very painful image.”
This was a tough song to record. Sting didn’t accept most of the suggestions from Andy Summers and Stuart Copeland.
The Police recorded this on the Caribbean Island of Monserrat. There was a great deal of tension in the band, and this was their last album.”
(The Police – King Of Pain)