Walking in your footsteps

I saw the Police last night. It was a mostly fantastic concert. (Stadium acoustics leave a little bit to be desired when you are in the nosebleed seats.) The best song, by far, was Walking in Your Footsteps, with Stewart Copeland all over the place with great percussion, including a gong as big as he was. I can’t believe three old guys play that well together and can make that much beautiful music with no backup singers or studio musicians.

Here are the lyrics. I wonder if the next civilization on Earth will be filling SUVs with fuel made from our bones? Still relevant today:

Fifty million years ago

You walked upon the planet so,

Lord of all that you could see

Just a little bit like me,

Walking in your footsteps,

Walking in your footsteps.

Walking in your footsteps,

Walking in your footsteps.

Hey Mr. Dinosaur

You really couldn’t ask for more.

You were God’s favorite creature,

But you didn’t have a future,

Walking in your footsteps,

Walking in your footsteps.

Walking in your footsteps,

Walking in your footsteps.

Hey there mighty brontosaurus

Don’t you have a message for us.

You thought your rule would always last

There were no lessons in your past.

You were built three stories high

They say you would not hurt a fly

If we explode the atom bomb,

Would they say that we were dumb.

Walking in your footsteps,

Walking in your footsteps.

Walking in your footsteps,

Walking in your footsteps.

Fifty million years ago

They walked upon the planet so

They live in a museum

It’s the only place you’ll see ‘em.

Walking in your footsteps

They say the meek shall inherit the earth….

They say the meek shall inherit the earth….

Walking in your footsteps

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One response to “Walking in your footsteps

  1. Oh, Sting, how I love you still.

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