"Seven Days" as written by and Gordon Sumner....
"Seven Days" was all she wrote
A kind of ultimatum note
She gave to me, she gave to me
When I thought the field had cleared
It seems another suit appeared
To challenge me, woe is me
Though I hate to make a choice
My options are decreasing mostly rapidly
Well we'll see
I don't think she'd bluff this time
I really have to make her mine
It's plain to see
It's him or me

Monday, I could wait till Tuesday
If I make up my mind
Wednesday would be fine, Thursday's on my mind
Friday'd give me time, Saturday could wait
But Sunday'd be too late

The fact he's over six feet ten
Might instill fear in other men
But not in me, the mighty flea
Ask if I am mouse or man
The mirror squeaked, away I ran
He'll murder me in time for his tea
Does it bother me at all
My rival is Neanderthal, it makes me think
Perhaps I need a drink
IQ is no problem here
We won't be playing Scrabble for her hand I fear
I need that beer

Monday, I could wait till Tuesday
If I make up my mind
Wednesday would be fine, Thursday's on my mind
Friday'd give me time, Saturday could wait
But Sunday'd be too late

Seven days will quickly go
The fact remains, I love her so
Seven days, so many ways
But I can't run away
I can't run away

Monday, I could wait till Tuesday
If I make up my mind
Wednesday would be fine, Thursday's on my mind
Friday'd give me time, Saturday could wait
But Sunday'd be too late
(Sunday'd be too late)
Sunday'd be too late

Do I have to tell a story
Of a thousand rainy days since we first met
It's a big enough umbrella
But it's always me that ends up getting wet


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"Seven Days" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General Commentif you look up "tastefully detailed" in the dictionary, it would say "see: vinnie coluatia's drumming on seven days by sting"
    patobrienon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis man has feelings for a woman, and she has feelings for him also, but he's afraid to commit. Meanwhile, she is tired of waiting around for him, so she has been looking elsewhere. The man does not want to deal with a confrontation, but he has no choice. The lyrics explain the story pretty well. I like the way he's counting down the days until he has to confront her, trying to decide how to take the step...
    yrogerg77on June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is very interesting indeed. I love the timing signature.. very complicated timing. I think yrogerg77 is pretty much right. Sting also spends a time jealously rambling on about the possible new man in this girls life. The lyrics are very good at telling the story, and Sting does it in this song one of the most gracefully he has ever done, which is quite an accomplishment considering the songs strange time structure.
    The_Soulon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the both of you. I must say I especially like the lines
    "Ask if I am mouse or man
    The mirror squeaked, away I ran"
    teardownthewallon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYa, teardownthewall! I love those lines too. The whole song is incredibly funny. A true romantic comedy ^_^
    AprilMoon1991on July 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat's really funny about this is his accurate description of you in the book. Are you frightening? You have scared the living sh-- out of me more than a few times so I completely understand. A charming tale of our fictional but mentally realistic adventures as if we were playing in Star Trek's holi-dome. There was no way in or out of that minefield--I recall tripping over my own tongue far too many times despite my resolve to avoid this. And as if to make the gameboard that much more intriguing, it was as if the players had unwittingly sucked in a copy of Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night's Dream before entering. Clever ...
    Oh my, yes. People may say, where is this? Can I go there?
    I guess they can. Why not? Ask the skies with enough fervent desire and anything is possible, I imagine.
    Is that what you did?
    No. I was taken by surprise. So was he, and naively by me but only because you were so impossibly obnoxious that I couldn't stand you anymore!
    You imagined--silly girl--that he could oust me.
    No. I just thought he might say, oh he's so full of crappola it's not even funny and that might cool your heels. I was dreaming! and you knew it! Fartface.
    I love it when you call me names ....
    sillybunnyon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment[Question]: The song Seven Days has a Broadway show feel to it.

    [Sting]: Yeah, I mean I spent some time on Broadway. And had a great time on Broadway. Actually, one of the best times in my life was actually being here in the city walking to work every day and the old cliche is "There are no people like show people." And it's right, y'know? They were great. Um, I suppose one of the first records I really listened to was Westside Story, which is an incredibly sophisticated piece of music, you know, melodically and lyrically. Which is Bernstein and Stephen Soundheim. Um, it's written in 5/4, my song and I suppose it has that sort of - there's a strange hybrid of, of rhythmic, uh, complexity actually. So Broadway, I, I, I don't mind Broadway. It's a pretty frivolous song. I mean it's, you know, it's the story of - it's this sort of Charles Atlas story. You know, of having to face Neanderthal brute to win the hand of his loved one. And, uh, I think he does. I think he wins in the end.
    sillybunnyon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment[Sting]: I think the number 7 has a lot of symbolic power. In many cultures and traditions there are 7 days in a week for example. I think 7 is my lucky number.
    sillybunnyon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment[Sting]: Seven Days (1993) is just a piece of fun. I wanted to write a song in 5/4. I'd never written in 5/4 before, and it really begged to be played with in a frivolous way. It would be hard to do anything very ponderous in 5/4. So I wrote this scenario about being bullied into a relationship by a bigger rival. It's a strange single, but it did fairly well. People liked it because it was unusual. My philosophy's always been to have a hit that's against the odds rather than designed to be a hit: something that sticks out like a sore thumb on the radio and is a hit because of that, rather than because it just obeyed all the rules. When I've had hits like that - 'Russians' was a case in point - it's very satisfying.
    sillybunnyon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat confuses me is his obsession with umbrellas. There's at least three songs with umbrellas in them, two of them with this damn 'big enough umbrella' line.
    dragonflyeyeson February 09, 2007   Link

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