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"Deathwish" is a song on The Police album Reggatta de Blanc.
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1979-10-02
Recorded: 1979
Length: 4:13
Album(s): Reggatta de Blanc
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Andy Summers, Sting, Stewart Copeland
Producer(s): Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers, Nigel Gray
Studio(s): Surrey Sound Studios
Released as single? NO

"Deathwish" is a song written by Andy Summers, Sting and Stewart Copeland and recorded by The Police in 1979.

About the song

One of the rare occasions that a song is credited to all members of The Police.

There's another edit which fades out just a bit later, so that the song runs 4:19 minutes.


Release History


Deathwish appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-reggattadeblanc.jpg Reggatta de Blanc 1979-10-02 United Kingdom
Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings 1993-09-30 United Kingdom


"SONG TITLE" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country


Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only.

Deathwish in the fading light
Headlight pointing through the night
Never thought I'd see the day
Playing with my life this way

Gotta keep my foot right down
If I had wings I'd leave the ground
Burning in the outside lane
People think that I'm insane

The day I take a bend too fast
Judgment that could be my last
I'll be wiped right off the slate
Don't wait up 'cause I'll be late

Quotations and trivia

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