What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

The Police – 1980s Rock Band

The Police’s best 1980s songs and their song lyrics.

The Police were a 80s rock band formed in London in 1977.  For most of their history the line-up consisted of primary songwriter Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion). The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their final studio album, Synchronicity (1983), was No. 1 in the UK, Canada, Australia, Italy and the US, selling over 8 million copies in the US. Its lead single, “Every Breath You Take”, became their only US number one. 

Don’t Stand So Close to Me – Police

Young teacher, the subject, of school girl fantasy she wants him, so badly, knows what she wants to be inside him, there’s no room, this girl’s an open page bookmark in, she’s so close now, this girl is half his age

don’t stand, don’t stand so don’t stand so close to me don’t stand, don’t stand so don’t stand so close to me

her friends are, so jealous, you know how bad girls get sometimes it’s not so easy, to be the teacher’s pet temptation, frustration, so bad it makes him cry wet bus stop, she’s waiting, his car is warm and dry

don’t stand, don’t stand so don’t stand so close to me don’t stand, don’t stand so don’t stand so close to me

loose talk in, the classroom, to hurt they try and try strong words in, the staffroom, the accusations fly it’s no use, he sees her, he starts to shake and cough just like the, old man in, that book by nabakov

don’t stand, don’t stand so don’t stand so close to me don’t stand, don’t stand so don’t stand so close to me


Every breath you take – Police

Every breath you take Every move you make Every bond you break Every step you take I’ll be watching you.

Every single day Every word you say Every game you play Every night you stay I’ll be watching you.

Oh can’t you see You belong to me? How my poor heart aches with every step you take.

Every move you make Every vow you break Every smile you fake Every claim you stake I’ll be watching you.

Since you’ve gone I’ve been lost without a trace. I dream at night, I can only see your face. I look around but it’s you I can’t replace. I keep crying baby, baby please………………

Every move you make Every vow you break Every smile you fake Every claim you stake I’ll be watching you.

Every move you make Every vow you break Every smile you fake Every claim you stake I’ll be watching you…….


Wrapped Around Your Finger – Police

You consider me the young apprentice Caught between the Scylla and Charibdes. Hypnotized by you if I should linger Staring at the ring around your finger. I have only come here seeking knowledge, Things they would not teach me of in college. I can see the destiny you sold turned into a shining band of gold.

I’ll be wrapped around your finger. I’ll be wrapped around your finger.

Mephistopheles is not your name, But I know what you’re up to just the same. I will listen hard to your tuition, And you will see it come to it’s fruition.

I’ll be wrapped around your finger. I’ll be wrapped around your finger.

Devil and the deep blue sea behind me Vanish in the air you’ll never find me. I will turn your face to alabaster, Then you’ll find your servant is your master,

And you’ll be wrapped around my finger. I’ll be wrapped around your finger. You’ll be wrapped around my finger. I’ll be wrapped around your finger…..


Message in a Bottle – Police

Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh
Another lonely day, with no one here but me, oh
More loneliness than any man could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair, ohI’ll send an S.O.S to the world
I’ll send an S.O.S to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle, yeahMessage in a bottle, yeahA year has passed since I wrote my note
I should have known this right from the start
Only hope can keep me together
Love can mend your life
Or love can break your heartI’ll send an S.O.S to the world
I’ll send an S.O.S to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle, yeahMessage in a bottle, yeah
Oh, message in a bottle, yeah
Message in a bottle, yeahWalked out this morning, I don’t believe what I saw
Hundred billion bottles washed up on the shore
Seems I’m not alone at being alone
Hundred billion castaways, looking for a homeI’ll send an S.O.S to the world
I’ll send an S.O.S to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets myI hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle, yeah
Message in a bottle, yeah
Message in a bottle, oh
Message in a bottle, yeahSending out an S.O.S
Sending out an S.O.S
Sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
Sending out an S.O.S
Sending out an S.O.S
Sending out an S.O.S
Sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.SI’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.SI’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S
I’m sending out an S.O.S

More at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Police