Demolition Man (The Police song)

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"Demolition Man"
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Recorded by The Police
Released: 1981-10-02
Recorded: 1981-06-20 - 1981-07-26
Length: 5:54
Album(s): Ghost In The Machine
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): Hugh Padgham & The Police
Studio(s): AIR Studios, Montserrat
Released as single? NO

"Demolition Man" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1981.

About the song

Sting wrote the song in 1980 and recorded various demo versions at Keystone Studios in Dublin, Ireland. There's a simple version with very little instrumentation and a basic percussion rhythm. Another demo version with drums by Paul McAteer was sent to Grace Jones, who released her own version of the song as a single in February 1981 way before The Police recorded the song for Ghost In The Machine.

Personnel

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Release History

Albums

Demolition Man appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Ghost In The Machine 1981-10-02 UK

Singles

CD Singles

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7" Singles

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12" Singles

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Video

"SONG TITLE" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

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Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Nominations

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Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
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Lyrics

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Tied to the tracks and the train's just coming
Strapped to the wing with the engine running
You say that this wasn't in your plan
And don't mess around with the demolition man

Tied to a chair, the bomb is ticking
This situation was not of your picking
You say that this wasn't in your plan
And don't mess around with the demolition man

I'm a walking nightmare, an arsenal of doom
I kill conversation as I walk into the room
I'm a three line whip
I'm the sort of thing they ban
I'm a walking disaster
I'm a demolition man

You come to me like a moth to the flame
It's love you need but I don't play that game
'Cos you could be my greatest fan
But I'm nobody's friend
I'm a demolition man

I'm a walking nightmare, an arsenal of doom
I kill conversation as I walk into the room
I'm a three line whip
I'm the sort of thing they ban
I'm a walking disaster
I'm a demolition man

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

Alternative versions

Cover versions

A cover version of Demolition Man appears on the following album release:

Cover art Artist Album title Release date Release country
Vinyl.png Rayvon, Shaggy Reggatta Mondatta Volume II 1998-06-30  ??

See also

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External links

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References

  • Police, The. Ghost In The Machine. (1981) [Audio recording], A&M Records.
  • personal information (demos)