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Sting: It's Probably Me Meaning


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Song Released: 1992

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It's Probably Me Lyrics

If the night turned cold and the stars looked down
And you hug yourself on the cold cold ground
You wake the morning in a stranger's coat
No one would you see
You ask yourself, who's watched for me
My only friend, who could it be

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 28th report

    I tend to go with the notion that it's about someone who loves another individual whose lost his or her way in life. (The recipient)
    Perhaps the recipient is soon to lose a battle with drug addiction or alcoholism. Or, maybe he or she has become hard hearted because of an endless chain of tragic life circumstances. Essentially, the recipient feels hopeless and for all practical purposes, has given up on life. The lyrics come from someone (whom I'll call the narrator) who's hopelessly in love with the recipient. It's possible t
    they once shared a special bond and they shared a great love for each other. Sadly, the landscape of the relationship can never be what it was in the beginning. The narrator knows this and the song is his(or her) way of saying good-bye and closing that chapter of his life. The lyrics have deep meaning and open to a multitude of possible interpretations.

    know it's impossible for the recipient to return the lo

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 13th report

    It’s Probably Me is about Christ, friendship and depending on no one but yourself. Being homeless.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 2nd 2020 report

    This song reminds me of the person I really wanted to be optimistic about, even though life has shown me so many times that you get away with pessimism more easily.

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2020 report

    I think this song has two possible interpretations. The first one is about someone who realizes that you need to be your best friend, however difficult it is to accept this. The second one is about that real, beautiful and genuine friendship, the one that we all long for. I guess I like the second interpretation better even though I know the first one is the real one.

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2020 report

    I feel the song is about someone who is a disillusioned loner who is talking to himself about himself because he believes no one is to be trusted; in the end you’re always on your own..

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 7th 2019 report

    Take responsibility for yourself.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 28th 2019 report

    If this song isnt about Christ then I dont know what it could be! "Its only one voice that comes to your defense!If there's one guy who'd lay down his life for you and I it's probably me.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2018 report

    It's Probably Me by Sting is a very deep meaning too. Yeah, kinda agree with the latest comment yesterday.

    - The person who made a comment on the song Iris and Wish You Were Here recently

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 15th 2018 report

    I couldn’t imagine a greater expression of unconditional and complete love - despite the possibility of such affection potentially being ‘one way traffic’ than the sentiments perceived within this script.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 12th 2018 report

    In trouble with a narcissistic personality disorder woman I used to love, this song just seems to me the perfect transcription of our former relation.

  11. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2016 report

    Sting's interpretation does not match lyrics. When they say "My only friend, who could it be [..] It's probably me", then the crual truth is : "Don't trust/count/rely on none but yourself"

  12. anonymous
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    Apr 5th 2013 report

    Sting]: It's Probably Me (1992) is co-written by Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen. They'd done a bit of music and they asked me to turn it into the theme tune to 'Lethal Weapon 5' or whatever it was (it was 'Lethal Weapon 3'). I wondered what the hell I could write that would suit 'Lethal Weapon' and I finally chose the buddy movie theme. I figured that the Mel Gibson and Danny Glover characters were big macho guys who'd have some reticence about expressing their love for each other, so they'd say, if you need someone to stop you getting killed, it'll probably be me. I think Eric was quite bemused to see what I'd done to his music

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