Love Lessons

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"Love Lessons"
the cover of the 1986 UK 7" single
Stewart with Derek Holt at Bledlow Ridge during the recording
Recorded by Stewart Copeland and Derek Holt
Released: 1986
Recorded: 1985
Length: 3:15
Album(s): Live! For Life
Label(s): I.R.S.
Writer(s): Stewart Copeland
Producer(s): Stewart Copeland / Jeff Seitz
Studio(s): The Worried Rabbit
Released as single? YES

"Love Lessons" is a song written by Stewart Copeland and recorded by Stewart Copeland and Derek Holt in 1985.

About the song

Stewart Copeland remembers writing this song in his head while driving home from Surrey Sound Studios in his yellow Cortina (i.e. in rather early The Police days).

The Police attempted to record it for Ghost In The Machine, but the song was soon abandoned. Stewart counts in, sings the main vocals and plays probably most (if not all) of the guitar parts, maybe except for a quieter part that sounds like a guitar synth. There's a higher backing vocal that's probably Sting.

In 1985 Stewart Copeland worked together with Derek Holt for the Droids project. They recorded this tune at Stewart's The Worried Rabbit home studio in Buckinghamshire - it was released on the Live! For Life sampler and as a 7".

There's also an Arthur Baker remix with Equalizer-esque sounds at the start and of course the Klark Kent version from his Kollected Works CD.

Personnel

Release History

Albums

Love Lessons appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
40px Live! For Life 1986-MM-DD USA
40px Banda Sonora Original De Las Series De TV "Ewoks" Y "Droids" 1985-MM-DD Spain
KlarkKent-album-kollectedworks.jpg Kollected Works 1995-MM-DD USA

Singles

CD Singles

Cover art Catalog no. Songs Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "Song"(s) YYYY-MM-DD Country

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Love Lessons cover.jpg IRM 120 "Love Lessons"/"Amy (by the band SILENT MOVIES)" 1986-MM-DD UK
Stub.gif IRM 147 "The Equalizer Busy Equalizing"/"Love Lessons" 1987-11-23 UK

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
40px IRMT 120 "Love Lessons" (remix)/"Love Lessons"/"Amy" 1986-MM-DD England, UK
The Equalizer Busy Equalizing 1987 12 inch.jpg IRMT 147 "The Equalizer Busy Equalizing" (extended mix)/"The Equalizer Busy Equalizing" (edit)/"Love Lessons" (remix) 1987-11-23 England, UK

Video

"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


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
YYYY WINNER (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Lyrics

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

Live! For Life lyrics

There was an ambush in the park
Left me standing, took my heart
A sudden look and a feeling of surprise
The girl I knew had changed before my eyes  

So where can I learn about love
Where can I learn how to touch her
Where can I learn about love
Where can I learn how to hold her

She'll want some guy who's grown up and cool
They never taught me 'bout that in school
I had to touch her so I threw her in the pool
Now everybody knows that I'm her fool

Where can I learn about love
Where can I learn how to touch her
Where can I learn about love
Where can Iearn how to hold her
Hold her...
Hold her...
Hold her...

Instead of lessons in French and Maths
I gotta learn about romance
I know so much but girls are hard to understand

So where can I learn about love
Where can I learn how to touch her
Where can I learn about love
Where can I learn how to hold her
Hold her...
Hold her...
Hold her...

So where can I learn about love
Where can I learn how to hold her
Where can I learn about love
Where can I learn how to touch her
Hold her...
Touch her...
Hold her...
Hold her...
Hold her...
Hold her
Touch her...
Touch... her...

The Police (attempt) lyrics

Oh...

There was an ambush in the park
Left me standing, took my heart
A sudden look and a feeling of surprise
The girl I knew had changed before my eyes  

So where can I learn about love
Where can I learn how to touch her
Where can I learn about love
When do I know I can hold her

She'll want some guy who's grown up and cool
They never taught me 'bout that in school
I had to touch her so I threw her in the pool
Now everybody knows that I'm her fool

Where can I learn about love
Where can I learn how to touch her
Where can I learn about love
Whern do I know I can hold her
Hold her...
Hold her...
Hold her...

Instead of lessons in French and Maths
I gotta learn about romance
I know so much but girls are hard to understand
What could be more important to a man

So where can I learn about love
Where can I learn how to hold her
Where can I learn about love
When do I know I can touch her
Touch her...

Where can I learn about love
Where can I learn how to touch her
Where can I learn about love
When do I know I can hold her
Hold her...
Hold her...
Hold her...
Hold heeeeer...

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

See also

External links

References

sources: Stewart Copeland, Jeff Seitz, Derek Holt