There were rooms of forgiveness
In the house that we share
But the space has been emptied
Of whatever was there
There were cupboards of patience
There were shelf loads of care
But whoever came calling
Found nobody there
After today consider me gone

Roses have thorns and shining waters mud
And cancer lurks deep in the sweetest bud
Clouds and eclipses stain the moon and the sun
And history reeks of the wrongs we have done
After today, consider me gone

I've spent too many years at war with myself
The doctor has told me it's no good for my health
To search for perfection is all very well
But to look for heaven is to live here in hell

After today, consider me gone

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Consider Me Gone Lyrics as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General Commentgood song. i think it is about being somewhere with your body and somewhere else with your mind so you can not focus and can not utilize your resources(cupboards of patience for exmaple) every nice thing has a bad side and this relationship ends-consider him gone:)
    greatpretenderon June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song starts out …
    You can't stay there
    You can't stay there
    You can't stay there
    You can't stay there
    There were rooms of forgiveness...

    This song may have been about Sting’s idea that he wanted life to work out better in his parents’ home but it didn’t. He felt that he was trying but his efforts reached their limitations and he left.

    This is just a guess because I would think it takes plenty of energy to break into stardom as a creative artist. The massive amounts of energy would be churning against the other energies of the house not working to gear themselves up to this huge leap. I think his doctor probably did tell him it would be wise to leave and not turn back and it makes sense to me. He’s a very creative person—even though he contends he was trying and I’m sure he was—the impetus of budding stardom may have made him seem impossible to others. If your destiny is to become a creative mastermind, stardom doesn’t usually skulk around in small towns, knocking on doors and looking for musical compositions in closets. And many times, those hometown ties need cutting to release your creative spirit. And ... he couldn't stay there ...

    This song didn't have a lover relationship feel to it for me. I don't think he would say he had tried so hard to make his marriage to Fran work and that his doctor advised him to cut out--I think he was quite in love with Fran until he was unexpectedly zapped in the heart by his dreamgirl--Trudie.
    sillybunnyon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment[Question]: This question is about an old song of yours. In "Consider me Gone" there's a passage very similar to Shakespeare's XXXV Sonnet. Were you inspired by that sonnet?
    [Sting]: Yep Guilty Stole it. >From the Bard But it's okay I'm English too He probably stole it from Petrarch anyway.
    sillybunnyon August 26, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningConsidering that it is from Sting's first solo album, I always took this song as a comment on his leaving The Police. Something analogous to Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill."
    deac0nblueson December 10, 2009   Link

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