I'll invite you back to my place.
it's only mine because it holds my suitcase.
seems 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.
I'll call for security, I'll wait for my connection.
bird in a flying cage, you'll never get to know me well.
the world's my oyster, my hotel room - my 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'll invite you back to my place.
it's only mine because it holds my suitcase.
it looks 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?


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Man in a Suitcase (The Police cover) song meanings
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    General CommentAFI played this song how it should have been played in the first place.

    EBHC
    afipunk01on August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is freakishly catchy. Gotta love it.
    onemanorgyon March 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAHAHA. i asked adam about this, and he said it was because jade was such a big police fan. which, i mean, i can understand. haha.
    deep_and_downon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentjade wasn't even in the band when this song was made. it's a pretty good song tho. it was on the wingnut version of answer that and stay fashionable. it is prolly the only ska song AFI ever made.
    juffon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is a ja ja jam goldfinger did a cover of this song too and i think it's better than this version not that this one is bad it's just not afi you know
    BrewCitySteveon October 08, 2004   Link

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