Landlord

From PoliceWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
"Landlord"
Cover of the 1979 Message In A Bottle US single featuring Landlord as a b-side.
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1979
Recorded:  ??
Length: 3:09
Album(s): Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings, Propaganda
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Stewart Copeland, Sting
Producer(s): The Police, Nigel Gray
Studio(s): Surrey Sound Studios
Released as single? B-SIDE

"Landlord" is a song written by Stewart Copeland and Sting and recorded by The Police in YYYY.

About the song

This was one of the earliest songs Sting co-wrote for The Police. It was already performed in early 1977 when Andy Summers was not yet a member of the band.

Personnel

Sting - bass and vocals

Stewart Copeland - drums

Andy Summers - guitar

Nigel Gray - co-producer

Release History

Albums

"Landlord" appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Compilation-propaganda.jpg Propaganda 1979-01-01 United Kingdom
Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings 1993-09-30 United Kingdom
Police-album-live!.jpg The Police Live! 1995-06-13 United Kingdom

Singles

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Police-messageinabottle.jpg AMS 7474 "Message In A Bottle"/"Landlord" 1979 UK
Police-messageinabottle-am2190.gif A&M 2190 "Message In A Bottle"/"Landlord (live)" 1979 United States
Sixpack.jpg Catalog no. "Message In A Bottle"/"Landlord" (Disc 4 of Six Pack) 1980-05-01 United Kingdom

Lyrics

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

I don't want to rent a house from you
I don't know how you can expect me to
I ain't moving 'cause I know my rights
Too many homeless on the streets at night

You own a street and a block of flats
You earn your living like the other rats
You've no morality, what do you care
You deal in poverty, you buy despair

I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some
I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some

You go and call yourself a business man
You're just a parasite on Pyllosan
You're just a middle class middle aged shit
You sold your granny for a three-penny bit

You own a street and a block of flats
You earn your living like the other rats
You've no morality, what do you care
You deal in poverty, you buy despair

I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some
I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some

I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some
I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some

You go and call yourself a business man
You're just a parasite on Pyllosan
You're just a middle class middle aged shit
You sold your granny for a three-penny bit

You own a street and a block of flats
You earn your living like the other rats
You've no morality, what do you care
You deal in poverty, you buy despair

I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some
I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some

I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some
I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some

I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some
I ain't moving 'till the baliff comes
I've got no weapons, gonna get me some

Quotations and trivia

This section needs more information.

Alternative and cover versions

released as the b-side for the US 7" Message In A Bottle, on the LP Propaganda and on Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings

See also

This section needs more information.

External links

This section needs more information.

References