Truth Hits Everybody (studio)

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"Truth Hits Everybody"
Cover of Outlandos d'Amour, the 1978 album featuring Truth Hits Everybody.
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1978
Recorded: January-March 1978
Length: 2:53
Album(s): Outlandos d'Amour
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): PRODUCER NAME(S)
Studio(s): Surrey Sound Studios
Released as single? NO

"Truth Hits Everybody" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1978.

About the song

This is one of the songs with most variations. It started as the Last Exit track Truth Kills, was recorded by The Police in 1977 (Matrix Studios, unreleased) and then again in 1978 (on Outlandos d'Amour). The Police performed a slow version of this track during some Reggatta concerts and even recorded a slow jam version in May 1981 (Surrey Sound Studios, unreleased). In 1983 the band recorded the remix version which was released as a b-side. There were rumours that the band would release another recording (from 2007-07-18) during their 2007/2008 reunion tour, but no new material surfaced.

Personnel

Release History

Albums

"Truth Hits Everybody" appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-outlandosdamour.jpg Outlandos d'Amour 1978-11-02 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
Police-album-thepolice.jpg The Police 2007-06-11 United States

Singles

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "A-side song"/"B-side song" YYYY-MM-DD Country

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "A-side song"/"B-side song" (add more songs as necessary) 1979-12-01 Country

Video

"Truth Hits Everybody" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Police-aroundtheworld.jpg Around the World 1983-02-01 United Kingdom

Lyrics

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

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Alternative and cover versions

Alternative versions

This version is structurally very similar to the Outlandos d'Amour version we all know. But there are some interesting differences. The first thing you notice is that there are no "Wo-ho-ho"s after in the whole song. Sting ends almost each line in the verses on a high note. He still did that during The Police's first US tour in October 1978, although the LP version had been recorded by then. Another difference is how - or better: when - "Truth" is sung in the chorus. On the LP version "Truth" is sung on "3" and "Hits" on "3and". On the 1977 version from Matrix Studios he sings "Truth" on "2and" and "Hits" on "3and".

Cover versions

A cover version of Truth Hits Everybody appears on the following album release:

Cover art Artist Album title Release date Release country
Policia cover.jpg Motion City Soundtrack Policia! A Tribute To The Police 2005-MM-DD USA

See also

External links

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References