Only You

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"Only You"
If song was released as a single, include single cover art. Otherwise, include album cover artwork to replace the 45 rpm, if available.
Recorded by Sting
Released: 1982
Recorded: December 1981 (drums) / 1982-03-01 (vocals)
Length: 2:37
Album(s): Brimstone & Treacle
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): PRODUCER NAME(S)
Studio(s): Rock City Sound Studios

RAK Recording Studios

Released as single? B-SIDE

"Only You" is a song written by Sting and recorded by Sting in 1981/1982.

About the song

Jeff Seitz: "Only You was recorded at Rock City Sound Studios which happened to be located adjacent to the sound stage where Sting was filming Brimstone and Treacle. During pauses in filming Sting would record demos with the use of a drum machine. On a day off before our preparation to go out on another tour, I was visiting the film set and found Sting in the studio. He asked if I would put some drums on the demos he had recorded, so the studio staff got a bass drum, snare drum, hihat, a crash and a ride cymbal together and I recorded several tracks while listening to the drum machine as a click track.

At the time, I didn't know what his intentions were for the demos although some were used in the film. There are some Police "band tracks" in the film and resulting soundtrack record that were recorded at another studio while on the Ghost In The Machine Tour.

My memory of what I recorded has faded but I remember playing an interesting reggae type rhythm over Children's Crusade. The instrumentation was piano, upright bass and drums without a vocal. That song later appeared with a vocal and rerecorded backing track on The Dream Of The Blue Turtles with Omar Hakim on drums."

Sting recorded his vocals for this song at RAK Recording Studios on 1982-03-01.

Personnel

Release History

Albums

Only You appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Brimstone LP.jpg Brimstone & Treacle 1982-07-01 UK

Singles

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Stub.gif AMS 8242 "Spread A Little Happiness"/"Only You" 1982-MM-DD UK / Ireland
Stub.gif AMS 9222 "Spread A Little Happiness"/"Only You" 1982-MM-DD The Netherlands / Italy


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Certifications

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Lyrics

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Only you 
Only you 
Only you, you, you, only you 
Only you 
Only you 
Only you, you, you, only you 
Only you 
Only you 
Only you, you, you, only you 
Only you 
Only you 
Only you, you, you, only you 
 
We thank you, father in heaven 
Who sings all young songs of love 
Let us bow before the Messiah 
Jesus, save us from the darkness of human hearts 
Help us to understand the purpose of your pain and suffering 
Help us to see the beauty of the least of thy creatures 
Impart on us thy infinitely complex mercy 
And limit the trespassers
 
Only you 
Only you 
Only you, you, you, only you 
Only you 
Only you 
Only you, you, you, only you 
 
Through the pain and anguish 
Bring those who bear hate closer to thy gentle creation 
Reach out ,o lord, in thy holy mercy 
And catch this innocent young girl 
The loveliest of thy peoples 
She cried out in the long dark night of her soul 
And we who love her on this earth 
Can neither hear nor understand
Only you, o god
Only You can once again present to her 
The warmth of a joyous life
An innocent world
A sunshine of laughter 
And the grace of Jesus Christ 
Only You
 
Only you 
Only you 
Only you, you, you, only you 
Only you 
Only you 
Only you, you, you, only you

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

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See also

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External links

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References

source: Jeff Seitz, Craig Betts