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Sting: Why Should I Cry For You Meaning

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Song Released: 1991


Why Should I Cry For You Lyrics


Under the dog star sail
Over the reefs of moonshine
Under the skies of fall
North, north west, the Stones of Faroe

Under the Arctic fire
Over the seas of silence
Hauling on frozen ropes
For all my days remaining
But would...

  1. anonymous
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    Apr 5th 2013 report

    Yes, Sting has said many many times that this song was written for his father, who wished him a life at sea, but I don't actually believe it is about his dad?! From the lyrics, I feel it is certainly about loss, but more about the end of a loving relationship, where one party is still very much in love with the other, but must face eternity without them, I mean you wouldn't ask someone who had recently passed on 'Why Should I Cry For You?', 'Why would you want me to?', that's obvious! A truly great analogy and play on words, one of my favourites of all time.

    If you're a fan of this song I can't recommend the 'Live In Berlin' version from 2010 featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, phenomenal!!


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