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Synchronicity Lyrics

Artist: The Police


Another suburban family morning
Grandmother screaming at the wall

We have to shout above the din of our rice crispies
We can't hear anything at all
Mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration
But we all know her suicides are fake
Daddy only stares into the distance
There's only so much more that he can take
Many miles away
Something crawls from the slime
At the bottom of a dark
Scottish lake

Another industrial ugly morning
Tha factory belches filth into the sky
He walks unhindered through the picket lines today
He doesn't think to wonder why
The secretaries pout and preen like cheap tarts in a red light street
But all he ever thinks to do is watch
And every so called meeting with his so called superior
Is a humiliating kick in the crotch
Many miles away
Something crawls to the surface
Of a dark Scottish loch

Another working day has ended
Only the rush hour hell to face
Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes
Contestants in a suicidal race
Daddy crips the wheel and stares alone into the distance
He knows that something somewhere has to break
He sees the family home now looming in his headlights
The pain upstairs that makes his eyeballs ache
Many miles away
There's a shadow on the door
Of a cottage on the shore
Of a dark Scottish lake

Many miles away
Many miles away
Many miles away
Many miles away
Many miles away...
Comments/Interpretations
by Dismal Dude on 1/24/2012 9:13pm
Such a dismal portrayal of what it feels like to become completely disconnected (distance and many miles away) from life. The corporate world becomes the caustic agent that slowly erodes a once integrated self, leaving but a shadow of a man who is unable to connect with anyone...not even his family. It isn't natural to aimlessly become a person devoid of meaning and this song clearly distinguishes between both what is truly imortant and what isn't. Ahh...The Police!
by john k on 2/9/2013 1:15am
Right on. corporate world is a turd


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