Album: Nothing Like The Sun (1987)
Charted: 70
  • If blood will flow when flesh and steel are one
    Drying in the color of the evening sun
    Tomorrow's rain will wash the stains away
    But something in our minds will always stay

    Perhaps this final act was meant
    To clinch a lifetime's argument
    That nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could

    For all those born beneath an angry star
    Lest we forget how fragile we are

    On and on the rain will fall
    Like tears from a star
    Like tears from a star
    On and on the rain will say
    How fragile we are
    How fragile we are

    On and on the rain will fall
    Like tears from a star
    Like tears from a star
    On and on the rain will say
    How fragile we are
    How fragile we are
    How fragile we are
    How fragile we are Writer/s: Gordon Sumner
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Angelahopemusic from Los Angeles1987...I was a UCLA student in love with a man who was my first love. He was gay. My mom met him one time only, told me he was a "sissie" (her generation's word for homosexual) and he was gonna break my heart. I didn't believe her. I desperately wanted his love intimately. We went to Boston to visit a friend in Harvard Business School. As we were all driving over an old cobble stone bridge near Harvard Square it started to snow. This song played. I thought it was romantic. The irony of the lyrics and my mom's (she died in car crash 8 years later) words didn't escape me years later. 33 years later and the song is now just a beautiful but sad as I have never felt love in my heart that way again. And the gay man? He was just also a narcissist. You never get closure no matter how many letters you write.
  • Esskayess from EarthA great companion song for Henley's "New York Minute," which was also played extensively after 9/11.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenProbably the strongest song he ever wrote.
  • Sonji from Cleveland, OhioMy most favorite song EVER!
    It's hard to explain the effect it has on me. Every time I hear the song, my emotions soar!
    Hope I get to meet him someday! ❤️
  • Michael from Deridder, Lai hat to admit it, but when i was younger, i plugged in my ipod at night and played this to help me get to sleep...
  • Harry from Hallandale, FlSting wrote this song for the death of Ben Linder an american engineer who was building hydroplants in one of the most god forsaken areas of the world, Northern Nicaragua.
  • Ozzie from London, United Statesthis song is about how sting lives his life knowing that it will one day end "to fear death is fearing life" he also said that he regularly remebers death just like the sufies did in the past as a religues belife
  • Prayerash from Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaThe first time I heard this song was after the 9/11 tragedy... it's just so beautiful yet sad...
  • Emiliano from Reggio Emilia, ItalySo a beautiful song ... This is a great gift for all humankind.
  • Debby from Taichung, TaiwanOne of the most moving songs with heartfelt lyrics.
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