Song of the Day #3,263: ‘Mad About You’ – Sting

I was shocked to see that today’s Random iTunes Selection has never been featured on this blog. ‘Mad About You’ is not only my favorite Sting song but one of my favorite songs by anybody.

Hearing this makes me feel just fine about (spoiler alert!) Sting’s runaway win over Sinead O’Connor in the first round of Montauk Madness.

A stone’s throw from Jerusalem
I walked a lonely mile in the moonlight
And though a million stars were shining
My heart was lost on a distant planet
That whirls around the April moon
Whirling in an arc of sadness
I’m lost without you, I’m lost without you
Though all my kingdoms turn to sand and fall into the sea
I’m mad about you, I’m mad about you
And from the dark secluded valleys
I heard the ancient songs of sadness
But every step I thought of you
Every footstep only you
Every star a grain of sand
The leavings of a dried up ocean
Tell me, how much longer,
How much longer?

They say a city in the desert lies
The vanity of an ancient king
But the city lies in broken pieces
Where the wind howls and the vultures sing
These are the works of man
This is the sum of our ambition
It would make a prison of my life
If you became another’s wife
With every prison blown to dust
My enemies walk free
I’m mad about you, I’m mad about you

And I have never in my life
Felt more alone than I do now
Although I claim dominions over all I see
It means nothing to me
There are no victories In all our histories
Without love

A stone’s throw from Jerusalem
I walked a lonely mile in the moonlight
And though a million stars were shining
My heart was lost on a distant planet
That whirls around the April moon
Whirling in an arc of sadness
I’m lost without you, I’m lost without you

And though you hold the keys to ruin of everything I see
With every prison blown to dust my enemies walk free
Though all my kingdoms turn to sand and fall into the sea
I’m mad about you, I’m mad about you

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3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,263: ‘Mad About You’ – Sting

  1. Dana says:

    Agreed, this is a great song. Will be interesting to see if Sting survives another round.

  2. Peg says:

    Love this song; hope Sting survives!

  3. Amy says:

    While I enjoy most of Sting’s songs, there are only a few that truly slay me. This is one of those songs.

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