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The Police: Invisible Sun Meaning


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Song Released: 1981

Invisible Sun Lyrics

I don't want to spend the rest of my life
Looking at the barrel of an Armalite
I don't want to spend the rest of my days
Keeping out of trouble like the soldiers say
I don't want to spend my time in hell
Looking at the walls of a prison...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 26th 2019 report

    maybe it's the 'inner sun' or the 'black sun' as some call it. the 'all-see-in eye on the pyramid on the US $1 bill or The 3rd eye pineal suggested by others. even the bible says God is within, so maybe that's how they describe it because it's unseen by the other 2 eyes.

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 17th 2017 report

    Its about we our taught to believe in god (a higher power)yet there are still wars and at the end of the day we hope and pray for UNITY and PEACE

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 30th 2014 report

    Six is the number of counties in Northern Ireland, not the "number of the beast."

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 14th 2012 report

    Sting wrote the song about Northern Ireland. Sting was amazed at how, even in the midst of war, strife, gloom and despair, people still manage to get up each morning and go to work or school. Even when there seems to be no hope and no good reason to go on living, people in places like Belfast still find the strength to carry on.

    "The invisible sun" is Sting's name for whatever it is that gives people the strength to endure.

    Incidentally, while Sting wrote the so0ng about Northern Ireland, Police drummer Stewart Copeland says the lyrics always made him think of Beirut.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2011 report

    Initial countdown leading up stopping at 6 which is the number of the beast, this song is clearly about giving praises to Satan and his underworld...However do not fear for the Son of Man, the Messiah will return, so Repent!! and give your life to the Only Lord and Master Jesus Christ. Before it is too late.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. anonymous
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    Mar 20th 2011 report

    Wrong guys, it's about the political unrest and tumoil in Northern Ireland.

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 25th 2011 report

    My interpretation is very similar....I think invisible Sun refers to the "Son of God" -- Jesus, always present, not always visible, but there always giving hope. He gives me hope!

  8. Soothsayer
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    Jan 23rd 2008 report

    I think Sting is using the term Invisible Sun as a metaphor for God. "that gives us hope when the whole day's done"

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