Poem (The Police)

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Outlandos d'Amour master tape (front)
Outlandos d'Amour master tape (back)
Recorded by The Police
Released: unreleased
Recorded: 1978
Length: 1:48
Writer(s): Andy Summers
Producer(s): Nigel Gray / The Police
Studio(s): Surrey Sound Studios
Released as single: NO

"Poem" is a song written by Andy Summers and recorded by The Police in 1978.

About the song

Poem is the middle part of Be My Girl, Sally, but it was recorded on its own - just the Andy Summers monologue and piano playing, with no additional instruments at all.

The track survived on a master tape - there are some additional piano parts at the end that can't be heard in Be My Girl, Sally.

The Police reused the music Sting had written for Three O'Clock Shit and combined it with Andy's Poem to create Be My Girl, Sally. This was probably done after Miles had heard Roxanne and a new musical direction for Outlandos d'Amour was chosen. They had previously recorded Three O'Clock Shit at least two times, but chose not to include that song on the LP...


Release History

Ths song has not been released.


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

I was blue and lonely, I couldn't sleep a wink
And I could only get unconscious if I'd had to much to drink
There was somehow, something wrong somewhere
And each day seemed grey and dead
The seeds of desperation were growing in my head
I needed inspiration, a brand new start in life
Somewhere to place affection, but I didn't want a wife

And then by lucky chance I saw in a special magazine
An ad. that was unusual, the like I'd never seen
"Experience something different with our new imported toy
She's loving, warm, inflatable and a guarantee of joy"

She came all wrapped in cardboard, all pink and shrivelled down
A breath of air was all she needed to make her lose that frown
I took her to the bedroom and pumped her with some life
And later in a moment that girl became my wife

And so I sit her in the corner and sometimes stroke her hair
And when I'm feeling naughty I blow her up with air
She's cuddly and she's bouncy, she's like a rubber ball
I bounce her in the kitchen and I bounce her in the hall

And now my life is different since Sally came my way
I wake up in the morning and have her on a tray
She's everything they say she was and I wear a permanent grin
And I only have to worry in case my girl wears thin

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source: Craig Betts, photos