Sting said : "My name
Sumner comes from Summoner, a medieval Summoner
which is one of the characters in the Canterbury Tales and
so it was a mild literary joke to call the album Ten
Why Ten whereas there are 12 songs ? He said
about that, the two others songs are the prologue and the
If I ever Lose My Faith In You ::
Love is Stronger Than Justice :: "I concocted
this little story based on the movie 'The Magnificent
Seven' where they help this Mexican town to get rid of
the bandidos, but they are all promised a wife. And
unfortunately, there is only one eligible female in the
whole place so the leader of the seven 'brothers' decides to
kill the other six to get the woman."
Fields Of Gold :: The major theme in this is
commitment. It is about a man who has broken promises before,
but is determined make this relationship last.
cloud, No rain :: "I just liked the idea of
Louis XVI having an astrologer who would tell him his
execution could be postponed if it rained, because he looks
up at the sky and says well its heavy cloud but no rain.
That is kind of funny."
She's Too Good For Me :: seems to be a resumption of
The Beatles' song "Can't buy Me Love" which
Sting takes some lyrics like "She don't want no diamond
ring..." or "She don't want to drive my car".
Seven Days ::
Saint Augustine In Hell ::
It's Probably Me :: This song was co-written by
Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen, and is the
soundtrack of the movie "Lethal Weapon III".
Everybody Laughed But You ::
Shape Of My Heart :: another soundtrack for the
movie "Leon: The Professional", and one of the rare
songs that is co-written by Sting's long time guitarist,
Something The Boy Said ::
Nothing 'bout Me ::
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