Man In A Suitcase

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"Man In A Suitcase"
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Recorded by The Police
Released: 1980-10-03
Recorded: 1980
Length: SONG LENGTH
Album(s): Zenyatta Mondatta
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): The Police, Nigel Gray
Studio(s): Wisseloord Studios
Released as single? YES, B-SIDE, or NO

"Man In A Suitcase" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1980.

About the song

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Personnel

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Release History

Albums

Man In A Suitcase appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-zenyattamondatta.jpg Zenyatta Mondatta 1980-10-03 UK

Singles

CD Singles

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7" Singles

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12" Singles

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Stub.gif Catalog no. "A-side song"/"B-side song" (add more songs as necessary) 1979-12-01 Country

Video

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Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Nominations

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Certifications

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Lyrics

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I'd invite you back to my place
It's only mine because it holds my suitcase
It looks like home to me alright
But it's a hundred miles from yesterday night

Must I be the man in a suitcase
Is it me, the man with the stranger's face
Must I be the man in a suitcase
Is it me, the man with the stranger's face

Another key for my collection
For security I race for my connection
Bird in a flying cage you'll never get to know me well
The world's my oyster, a hotel room's a prison cell

Must I be the man in a suitcase
Is it me, the man with the stranger's face
Must I be the man in a suitcase
Is it me, the man with the stranger's face

I'd invite you back to my place
It's only mine because it holds my suitcase
It looks like home to me alright
But it's a hundred miles from yesterday night

Must I be the man in a suitcase
Is it me, the man with the stranger's face
Must I be the man in a suitcase
Is it me, the man with the stranger's face

Must I be the man in a suitcase
Is it me, the man with the stranger's face
Must I be the man in a suitcase
Is it me, the man with the stranger's face

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

Alternative versions

  • Man In A Suitcase (demo) features some really different music and some different lyrics - here's the chorus and 2nd verse:
Must I be (the) man in a suitcase
Is it me, (the) man with the stranger's face
Must I be (the) man in a suitcase
Running from the man inside of me

Add another key to my collection
Take a man / map (?) for security as I race for my connection
Bird in a flying cage, no time to get to know me well
World's my oyster but my hotel room's a prison cell

The demo doesn't feature the repetition of the 1st verse, but adds more choruses, lots of ey-oh-ohs and "running from the man inside of me"

Cover versions

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

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

See also

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External links

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References

  • Police, The. Zenyatta Mondatta. (1980) [Audio recording], A&M Records.