Landlord

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"Landlord"
Cover of the 1979 Message In A Bottle US single featuring Landlord as a b-side.
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1979
Recorded: 1978-01-16 / 1978-01-20
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 1978.

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.

They recorded the song for Outlandos d'Amour, but it was it left off the record (as after Miles Copeland heard Roxanne the musical direction for the LP changed).

A master tape features the version that was later to become the b-side of Message In A Bottle - with a tiny difference: right at the start you hear Andy Summers turn up the volume on his guitar.

A live version recorded at The Bottom Line on 1979-04-04 was also officially released.

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-MM-DD 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

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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

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External links

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References