It's Probably Me

Album: Ten Summoner's Tales (1993)
Charted: 30
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  • If the night turned cold
    And the stars looked down
    And you hug yourself
    On the cold cold ground
    You wake the morning
    In a stranger's coat
    No one would you see

    You ask yourself
    Who'd watch for me?
    My only friend
    Who could it be?
    It's hard to say it
    I hate to say it
    But it's probably me

    When your belly's empty
    And the hunger's so real
    And you're too proud to beg
    And too dumb to steal
    You search the city
    For your only friend
    No one would you see

    You ask yourself
    Who could it be?
    A solitary voice to speak out and set me free
    I hate to say it
    I hate to say it
    But it's probably me

    You're not the easiest person
    I ever got to know
    And it's hard for us both
    To let our feelings show
    Some would say
    I should let you go your way
    You'll only make me cry

    If there's one guy
    Just one guy
    Who'd lay down his life for you and die
    It's hard to say it
    I hate to say it
    But it's probably me

    When the world's gone crazy
    And it makes no sense
    And there's only one voice that comes to your defense
    And the jury's out
    Your eyes search the room
    And one friendly face is all you need to see

    If there's one guy
    Just one guy
    Who'd lay down his life for you and die
    It's hard to say it
    I hate to say it
    But it's probably me
    I hate to say it
    I hate to say it
    But it's probably me

    I hate to say it
    I hate to say it
    But it's probably me

    I hate to say it
    I hate to say it
    But it's probably me Writer/s: Eric Patrick Clapton, Gordon Matthew Sumner, Michael Arnold Kamen
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Wanda Prescott from FloridaThe Song is Fabulous ! Written Sooo Long ago..It's 2-2022..I Love it.As I Love Sting...I'm A Loner, Had So Called Friend's ! Left With No Trust.. I'm My Only Everything ! So Yes, Its Probably Me...
  • Brano from BratislavaHi there. Okay until now I didn't know the song story. Once when I was listening to it and followed the words I suddenly heard God speaking to his son / daughter. In this context it is very powerful message of compassion and endless love. I went immediately to tears.
  • Reading Into It from Canada@ Private from Globe
    Although I get your “feeling” about the song meaning for you, the song meaning is already there.
    I came to this page to find the meaning and it is clearly stated... it’s about the friendship.
    That is it.
  • Fred J. from North Woodmere, NyEverything leads back to Al Kooper.
  • Private from Globe The song was used to cinematically detail friendship, but if you read closely, it's likely about solitude. About how the only one who will truly have the author's support is himself. Amid moments where the ebbs & flows of life forward me into some extensive me time, this song meditates & contemplates well. I hope to create some art like this, in some kinda way at least...:)
  • Joel from Cape Town, South AfricaI really like this song. It really fits the burnt out psycho cop Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson). I have the cd version and while it is slightly different than the version used in the movie both are major cool. Sting is one bloody brilliant performer.
  • Joshua from Twin Cities, MnThe version of this song that appears in LW3 (during the opening credits) is a much different and more sparse arrangement than the version on "Ten Summoner's Tales". The LW3 version sounds almost like it's being performed by a couple of street musicians.

  • Mac from Milwaukee, WiThis is actually on the soundtrack to "Lethal Weapon 3" and not "Lethal Weapon 4"
  • Jay from Geneva, SwitzerlandWhen the song was being aired at the beginning of the 90's, I heard that Clapton not only played guitar, but that he lit so many cigarettes during the recording sessions, that the producer sampled the sound of his Zippo opening and being lit and added it onto the final edit.
  • Chris from Garner, NcThe music video for It's Probably Me was attached to the movie "Lethal Weapon 4". The duet version of FONTsong appears on the LW4 soundtrack.
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