"Message in a Bottle (Police cover)" as written by and Gordon Matthew Sumner....
Just cast away and I am lost at sea
Another lonely day and no one here but me
More loneliness than any man could bare
Rescue me before I fall into despair

I send an SOS to the world
I send an SOS to the world

I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my

Message in a bottle
Message in a bottle
Message in a bottle

A year has passed since I wrote my note
I should have known it right from the start
Only hope can keep me together
Love can mend your life but love can break your heart

I send an SOS to the world
I send an SOS to the world

I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my

Message in a bottle
Message in a bottle, hey
Message in a bottle, bottle

Walked out this morning, I don't believe what I saw
A hundred billion bottles washed up on the shore
It seems I'm not alone at being alone
A hundred million castaways, all looking for a home

I send an SOS to the world
I send an SOS to the world

I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my

Message in a bottle
Message in a bottle, yeah
Message in a bottle, hey




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"Message in a Bottle" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General Comment Wow, I can't believe that no one has commented on this song yet. I realize that he didn't write this song, but this song really shows off how talented he really is musically, not just lyrically, as he is usually noted for. His guitar-playing is just beautiful, and his voice...ooooooh is all I can say!
    blondie888on August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song! I didnt realize untill now that he didnt write it. I wish i could go to one of his concerts!!
    sally242on September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is SUCH a sexy cover..and the police..stellar!
    fooltothinkon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentjohn does this song MUCH justice. his voice and guitar skills make the song better than the original! love it love it love it love it.
    squawkyrockyon September 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamazin song and simple awesome guitar playin it kinda adds beat tto the song
    AYUL1234on October 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood cover...but the original rox!
    therealjulieton April 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDoes anybody else notice that he seems to be one of the only artists that does amazing covers of songs? Like actually does them justice.
    my_idiosyncrasyon June 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI just realized he didn't write this song. No matter. Nothing could compare to this version. I love this song so much. Great lyrics with Mayer's guitar and singing skills...wwheew....

    only one problem
    A hundred billion bottles
    Washed up on the shore
    Seems I'm not alone at being alone
    A hundred billion castaways
    Looking for a home

    only at most 7billion ppl...newho great song
    Rachondalooseon July 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe cover of this song is fantastic! Mind you, the Police rock and I love them, but this was just covered so passionately and vibrantly. To have been able to have covered it this well, he must have felt some sort of connection to it, which allows to understand the sort of person he truly is, although we all know he is wonderful!
    Char :)on September 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaving been around when the Police were actually recording (as was John Mayer, though he's a tad younger than I am) AND being a die-hard Police and Sting fan, I have to give creds to him for doing the song justice with this rendition.

    It's a damn good song, and in the right hands, it totally will rock. But Mayer has the right hands. And the right heart.

    Sting would be proud.
    GreyBlueEyeson August 24, 2006   Link

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