So Lonely The Police Piano Sheet Music
So Lonely The Police Piano Sheet Music The song was written by Sting (lead singer, bassist and principal lyricist of The Police) in the late 1970s, but it was first recorded for The Police’s debut album Outlandos d’Amour (1978). The lyrics were inspired by an incident in which Sting was involved in a fight with a street gang who had mistaken him for a homosexual. The song has an unusual, reggae-influenced time signature. The chords also have added ninths–for example the progression on the word “beggin'” (“So don’t leave me beggin'”), which is very uncommon in rock music. The song’s chord progression is similar to Bob Marley & The Wailers’ 1973 hit “I Shot The Sheriff”. The guitar riff sounds very much like The Animals’ version of “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” which was released two years earlier in 1965. The introduction of the song consists of a single note repeatedly played on the piano, in a rhythm similar to The Beatles’ “Love Me Do” (Stings favourite song). The Police performed the song in their early concerts and it appears on The Police’s live album, entitled ‘Paris’ (Live), which was recorded during The Police’s 1979 world tour. The Police stopped playing “So Lonely” after The Police stopped performing live in 1984. The song was frequently played at The Police’s reunion concerts in the late 1990s/early 2000s (decade).