Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Sting. Worst. Lyricist. Ever?

Huh. Monosyllabic front man Sting was named worst lyricist ever by Blender magazine, beating out Neil Pert, Scott Stapp, Noel Gallagher and...Dan Fogelberg! Wow.

According to the Reuter's article, "Blender assailed Sting for such alleged sins as name-dropping Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov in the Police tune "Don't Stand So Close to Me," quoting a Volvo bumper sticker ("If You Love Someone Set Them Free"), and co-opting the works of Chaucer, St. Augustine and Shakespeare."

And here I was wearing my Police shirt out last Saturday night. Once again, I've been had. Well, I'll sing us out...

You consider me the young apprentice
Caught between the Scylla and Charybdis
Hypnotized by you if I should linger
Staring at the ring around your finger

I have only come here seeking knowledge

Things they wouldn't teach me of in college
I can see the destiny you sold
Turned into a shining band of gold

Ill be wrapped around your finger
Ill be wrapped around your finger

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