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Song Released: 1984


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There's a little black spot on the sun today
It's the same old thing as yesterday
There's a black hat caught in the high tree top
There's a flag pole rag and the wind won't stop
I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world...

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    Madleader
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    Oct 1st, 2017 10:45pm report


    Without a doubt, a song about depression; in fact, Sting admitted as much. As the song progresses, the imagery becomes dark, and even borderline grizzly. I like that the verses are all done in minor chords, but not so, the refrains. Not sure what that signifies, but it's a great song by which to get drunk, when alone, by playing repeatedly.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 24th, 2014 9:48pm report


    It is a man of conscience reaching out to his higher power "to end this reign". Mankinds ability and desire to bring about suffering and loss in this world. The black spot on the sun is symbolic to the dark soul of mankind.



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    David Arias
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    Jun 9th, 2011 6:44am report


    Obviously sting is hurting for these people or animals. Like, "there's a rich man sleeping in a golden bed." the next line is "there's a skeleton choking on a crust of bread." Sting is referring the skeleton as a starved homeless man who is choking. As for "my soul is up there" basically saying he feels there pain.

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