Truth Hits Everybody (remix)

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"Truth Hits Everybody"
Kim Turner's studio reference tape
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1983
Recorded: 1983
Length: 3:30
Album(s): Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): The Police
Studio(s): STUDIOS
Released as single? B-SIDE

"Truth Hits Everybody (remix)" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police (?) in 1983.

About the song

Although it's named "remix" this song is actually a re-recording of the 1978 original. The Police toyed with this song a lot. They played the normal fast version for a few years before experimenting with a much slower tempo. In May 1981 they jammed at Surrey Sound Studios with the plan to record a b-side for an upcoming single. Again they played a slower version, not unlike this version which appeared as a b-side in 1983.


Normally it would have been:

But this may just be a Sting demo. Stewart Copeland doesn't remember playing it. Jeff Seitz thinks that the drum sounds are from a Synclavier, which was Sting's preferred choice of instrument in later years - but in 1983 it might as well have been an Oberheim DMX (Stewart used a Fairlight). The guitar part doesn't quite sound like it's Andy...

Release History


Truth Hits Everybody (remix) appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings 1993-09-27 UK
Every Move You Make.jpg Flexible Strategies.jpg Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings / Flexible Strategies 2018-11-16 UK


7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Breath double.jpg AM 117 "Every Breath You Take"/"Murder By Numbers"/"Truth Hits Everybody (remix)"/"Man In A Suitcase (live)" 1983-MM-DD UK
Police-synchronicity2-am2571.gif AMS 9747 "Synchronicity II"/"Truth Hits Everybody (remix)" 1983-MM-DD The Netherlands


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

Sleep lay behind me like a broken ocean
Strange waking dreams before my eyes unfold
You lay there sleeping like an open doorway
I stepped outside myself and felt so cold

Take a look at my new toy
It'll blow your head in two, oh boy

Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone
Oh, oh, oh
Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone
Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone

I thought about it and my dream was broken
I clutch at images like dying breath
And I don't want to make a fuss about it
The only certain thing in life is death

Quotations and trivia

Alternative and cover versions

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