Ghost Story

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Gordon Matthew Thomas SumnerCBE (born 2 October 1951), known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist for the rock band T… more »

I watch the western sky
The sun is sinking 
The geese are flying south
It sets me thinking 
I did not miss you much
I did not suffer 
What did not kill me
Just made me tougher 
I feel the winter come
His icy sinews,
Now in the firelight 
The case continues  Another night in court 
The same old trial 
The same old questions asked
The same denial 
The shadows closing round 
Like jury members 
I look for answers in
The fire's embers 
Why was I missing then
That whole December?
I give my usual line,
I don't remember  Another winter comes 
His icy fingers creep
Into these bones of mine
 These memories never sleep
And all these differences
A cloak I borrowed 
We kept our distances 
Why should it follow that
I must have loved you?
What is the force that binds the stars?
I wore this mask to hide my scars 
What is the power that pulls the tide?
 Never could find a place to hide
What moves the earth around the sun?
What could I do but run and run and run?
 Afraid to love, afraid to fail
A mast without a sail
The moon's a fingernail 
And slowly sinking
 Another day begins 
And now I'm thinking 
That this is indifference 
Was my invention 
When everything I did
 Sought your attention 
You were my compass star
You were my measure 
You were a pirate's map
Of buried treasure
If this was all correct 
The last thing I'd expect 
The prosecution rests
It's time that I confessed 
I must have loved you
I must have loved you


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