Be Still My Beating Heart

Sting

About Be Still My Beating Heart

"Be Still My Beating Heart" is a song by Sting, from his second studio album ... Nothing Like the Sun; released as the second single from the album. In 1989 the song was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Former Police band mate Andy Summers played guitar on the track. The song appeared in the 2000 film Dolphins; Sting also wrote the score for the film. The track has since appeared on The Best of Sting: Fields of Gold 1984-1994 compilation album among others.  


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1987
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Be still my beating heart
It would be better to be cool
It's not time to be open just yet
A lesson once learned is so hard to forget

Be still my beating heart
Or I'll be taken for a fool
It's not healthy to run at this pace
The blood runs so red to my face

I've been to every single book I know
To soothe the thoughts that plague me so

I sink like a stone that's been thrown in the ocean
My logic has drowned in a sea of emotion
Stop before you start
Be still my beating heart

Be still my beating heart
You must learn to stand your ground
It's not healthy to run at this pace
The blood runs so red to my face

I've been to every single book I know
To soothe the thoughts that plague me so
Stop before you start
Be still my beating heart

Never to be wrong
Never to make promises that break
It's like singing in the wind
Or writing on the surface of a lake

And I wriggle like a fish caught on dry land
Struggle to avoid any help at hand

I sink like a stone that's been thrown in the ocean
My logic has drowned in a sea of emotion
Stop before you start
Be still my beating heart

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Sting

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 The Police. more »

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Written by: GORDON SUMNER

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10 facts about this song

Album Details
"Be Still My Beating Heart" is a track from Sting's second studio album called "Nothing Like the Sun," which was released in 1987.
Song Writer
Sting, whose real name is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, was the sole writer of this song.
Grammy Nomination
The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 31st Annual Grammy Awards in 1989.
Inspiration
Sting wrote the song after the death of his mother in 1986, expressing his feelings of love and loss.
Music Composition
Unlike many of Sting's songs that featured heavy bass, "Be Still My Beating Heart" has a more mellow tune with soft drums and subtle guitar tones.
UK Singles Chart
Even though the song was very popular, it didn't chart in the UK Singles Chart.
US Billboard Hot 100
In the United States, the song managed to get to number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Critics' Views
Critics generally praised the song for its lyricism and Sting's nuanced vocal performance.
Music Video
The official music video for "Be Still My Beating Heart" was directed by Kevin Godley and features Sting performing in a surreal, dream-like sequence.
Song Lyrics
The song’s lyrics examine themes of aging and the passage of time, a recurring theme in much of Sting’s work.

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