"Peanuts" as written by Gordon Matthew Sumner and Stewart Copeland....
It's all a game
You're not the same
Your famous name
The price of fame

Oh no, try to liberate me
I said oh no, stay and irritate me
I said oh no, try to elevate me
I said oh no, just a fallen hero

Don't want to hear about the drugs you're taking
Don't want to read about the love you're making
Don't want to hear about the lives you're faking
Don't want to read about the muck they're raking

You sang your song
For much too long
There's something wrong
Your brain is gone

Oh no, try to liberate me
I said oh no, stay and irritate me
I said oh no, try to elevate me
I said oh no, just a fallen hero

Don't want to hear about the drugs you're taking
Don't want to read about the love you're making
Don't want to hear about the lives you're faking
Don't want to read about the muck they're raking

It's all a game
You're not the same
Your famous name
The price of fame

Oh no, try to liberate me
I said oh no, stay and irritate me
I said oh no, try to elevate me
I said oh no, just a fallen hero
Oh you're just a fallen hero

Don't want to hear about the drugs you're taking yeah
Don't want to read about the love you're making
Don't want to hear about the lives you're faking
Don't want to read about the muck they're raking

Don't want to find about the drugs you're taking
Don't want to read about the love you're making
Don't want to hear about the lives you're faking
Don't want to read about the muck they're raking

Don't want to find out what you've been taking
Don't want to read about the love you're making
Don't want to hear about the lives you're faking
Don't want to read about the muck they're raking

Don't want to find out what you've been taking
Don't want to read about the love you're making
Don't want to hear about the lives you're faking
Don't want to read about the muck

Peanuts, peanuts
Peanuts

Oh no no
Oh no no
Oh no no
Oh no no
Oh no no oh


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Peanuts" as written by Gordon Matthew Sumner Stewart Armstrong Copeland

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    General Comment“Is 'Peanuts' directed to a particular person?" I mumbled, wedged between Sting and drummer Stewart Copeland in the Paradise's historic dressing room.

    "Yes."

    "Who?"

    Sting paused for a moment and looked don at my tape recorders, which he was holding, then looked up at me again. "Rod Stewart. I used to be such a big fan of his. Great singer. But then... something happened to him. I guess around the time he started with Britt Ekland." The singer wasn't being gossipy or assertive. He seemed really saddened by Rod's corruption and added, "I hope I don't end up like that."

    The NewPaper Police lock up Paradise... Interview Date: April 1979
    sillybunnyon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn 1985 Sting moderated his comments about "Peanuts":
    "I've lived the life I was lambasting. Now I see it differently. I was a fan of Rod Stewart. I loved his voice. He was a great showman. And I could see him decaying as an image. I was very resentful of that. I wrote that song as a fan. Having now lived the life of a pop star, and sometimes a decadent pop star, I see how easy it is to fall into that trap and also how easy it is to throw stones. [...] I'm no longer in that business of throwing stones, and that song's not about Rod Stewart anymore." (Bill Flanagan: Written in my soul. Contemporary Books. 1987.)
    rasmusahlmarkon August 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe fallen hero in question being Rod Stewart.
    Boss Manon July 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally? Ant to think that years later, in '92, they sang together, with Brian Adams ("All for love" - great song, especially the bass, 'cause Sting played it ^.^)
    AprilMoon1991on July 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe one or two songs on here don't stand out as much as the rest, but that only serves to highlight the majority of the other songs. And while we're at it, other "fast rockers" here include the hilarious playful 'Peanuts', with a head-spinning refrain and a lightning-speed guitar solo from former Animal Andy Summers... before the song suddenly does an avant-gardish twist and includes a weird dissonant sax solo, after which comes back to normal.
    [George Starostin]
    sillybunnyon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat an odd title for a song like this...
    DesertRose98on August 24, 2008   Link

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