"The Bed's Too Big Without You" as written by and Sting....
Bed's too big without you
Cold wind blows right through that open door
I can't sleep with your memory
Dreaming dreams of what used to be

When she left I was cold inside
That look on my face was just pride
No regrets no love no tears
Living on my own was the least of my fears

Bed's too big without you
The bed's too big without you
The bed's too big
Without you

Since that day when you'd gone
Just had to carry on
I get through day but late at night
Made love to my pillow but it didn't feel right

Every day just the same
Old rules for the same old game
All I gained was heartache
All I made was one mistake

Now the bed's too big without you
The bed's too big without you
The bed's too big
Without you

Bed's too big without you
The bed's too big without you
The bed's too big
Without you
Without you

Bed's too big without you
Cold wind blows right through that open door


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"The Bed's Too Big Without You" as written by Gordon Sumner

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song so much. I love the reggatta de blanc album. So many interesting songs. The bassline drives this somber song so nicely. My fav line is "made love to my pillow but it didn't feel right". It's so funny, but at the same time really sad. Like when you laugh while you're crying. I'd love to hear other peoples thoughts on this song!
    Cipolini2bon August 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI crossed paths with a girl
    Her eyes—the pact between the summer and autumn suns
    It was the monsoon
    I named her—sailor of a stormy pond
    I knew once
    How to be small

    A siren who talked in her sleep
    Gave me the branch of mistletoe
    Where was I?
    Within the indecisive walls
    Of that same cascade of word
    Turns on. Turns off. Turns on.
    Flaming resurrection of a charred alphabet
    Court of echoes
    I close my eyes
    The room is covered with moon.
    The hour is a crystal ball.
    At times—the page breathes
    Persistent cables of desires

    Unfazed by such a night
    I would penetrate silence
    But I saw you—like the snow—asleep among appearances
    You were in another day


    [paraphrased]
    sillybunnyon September 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Bring On The Night' is a moody and graceful reggae ballad, graced by that wonderful Sting chorus, and 'The Bed's Too Big Without You' is more of the same.
    [George Starostin]
    sillybunnyon September 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought that the lyric was "the look on my face was surprise". Guess I was wrong.
    EnduringChillon December 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think this song has a secret meaning or anything. It's pretty straight forward.
    Awesome drum beat, gotta love it.

    "Get through the day but late at night
    Made love to my pillow but it didn't feel right"
    Tepeson April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe way i look at this song is... When youre in a relationship somtimes it can happen that the person you love becomes a piece of the livingroom for you, you don't stop and think hey she might be gone some day! So in this story his pride got the best of him. He had this Illusion that he was strong but he lost his mask and she left him... this song is about appreciating what you have... and sadly in this case ... In what you HAD.
    ///on April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed.

    i love the reggae feel that goes through this whole album, as my dad once noted, "it is called that for a reason, reggatta de blanc is like saying 'the white reggae.'"

    love it.
    the good guyon September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionA poignant song for those who can relate to it, and just plain good to listen to otherwise.
    Seer7on December 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI honestly thought the line was "The look on my face was surprise" not "just pride". Any help here?
    EnduringChillon December 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song ComparisonAnyone know if Sting wrote this? Or were they covering Sheila Hylton? Dig this version:

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    NomadMonadon April 01, 2012   Link

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