'Murder by numbers' de The Police (Synchronicity)

Murder by numbers

The Police

'Murder by numbers' se estrenó el . Esta canción está incluida dentro del disco Synchronicity.

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Once that you've decided on a killing,
First you make a stone of your heart.
And if you find that your hands are still willing,
Then you can turn a murder into art.

There really isn't any need for bloodshed,
You just do it with a little more finesse.
If you can slip a tablet into someone's coffee,
Then it avoids an awful lot of mess.

It's murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3,
It's as easy to learn as your ABC.
Murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3,
It's as easy to learn as your ABC.

Now if you have a taste for this experience
And you're flushed with your very first success,
Then you must try a twosome or a threesome
And you'll find your conscience bothers you much less

Because murder is like anything you take to
It's a habit-forming need for more and more.
You can bump off every member of your family
And anybody else you find a bore

Because it's murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3,
It's as easy to learn as your ABC
Murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3,
It's as easy to learn as your ABC.

Now you can join the ranks of the illustrious
In history's great dark hall of fame.
All our greatest killers were industrious
At least the ones that we all know by name.

But you can reach the top of your profession
If you become the leader of the land,
For murder is the sport of the elected,
And you don't need to lift a finger of your hand

Because it's murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3,
It's as easy to learn as your ABC.
Murder by numbers, 1, 2, 3,
It's as easy to learn as your A, B, C, D, E,..........

Sobre Murder by numbers

  • Esta canción era originalmente el lado B del conocido y exitoso sencillo Every Breath You Take.

  • La canción "Murder by numbers" es el tema número 11 del álbum de 1983, Synchronicity.

  • Esta canción fue añadida a las versiones de CD y cassette para rellenar el tiempo de los mismos.

  • Mientras que musicalmente la canción sigue una fórmula estándar de lounge jazz, el tema es cualquier cosa menos eso.

  • Esta canción fue escrita como una guía sobre cómo convertirse en un asesino en serie.

  • La canción toma un giro inesperado al final cuando el narrador sugiere haberse convertido en un funcionario electo.

  • Aparentemente para el narrador es más fácil y legal matar a decenas de personas si eres un "líder político".

  • La falta de fe en los políticos es una de las marcas registradas de Sting a lo largo de su carrera.

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