If I caught the world in a bottle
And everything was still beneath the moon
Without your love would it shine for me?
If I was smart as Aristotle
And understood the rings around the moon
What would it all matter if you loved me?

Here in your arms
Where the world is impossibly still
With a million dreams to fulfill
And a matter of moments until the dancing ends
Here in your arms
When everything seems to be clear
Not a solitary thing would I fear
Except when this moment comes near the dancings´ end

If I caught the world in an hourglass
Saddled up the moon so we could ride
Until the stars grew dim, Until?

One day you'll meet a stranger
And all the noise is silenced in the room
you'll feel that you´re close to some mystery
In the moonlight when everything shatters
You´ll feel as if you've known her all your life
The world?s oldest lesson in history

Here in your arms
Where the world is impossibly still
With a million dreams to fulfill
And a matter of moments until the dancing ends
Here in your arms
When everything seems to be clear
Not a solitary thing do I fear
Except when this moment comes near the dancings end

Oh, if I caught the world in an hourglass
Saddled up the moon and we would ride
Until the stars grew dim
Until the time that time stands still, Until?


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    [Sting] They showed me [“Kate and Leopold”] and I was very taken by it. I thought it was romantic, and very, very funny. It was just what I needed to watch at the time - there was still all kinds of mayhem going on in the world. So, I thought this film is a perfect antidote and it's very easy to get inspired to write a song in a similar vein. It’s never easy to write a song. It's the most difficult thing I do. It took two weeks, it was difficult to write this song but I was inspired to finish it. Sometimes I’m inspired to start, but I don't finish. This one I really wanted to finish.

    sillybunnyon August 26, 2006   Link
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    I don't know why, but this song feels very appropriately Kate and Leopold-ish. it has the feel of something old and baroque, and the lyrics are wonderful.

    skizdion April 27, 2003   Link
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    Where is the song from? never heard of it.

    chris14799on February 12, 2005   Link
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    This song was written by Sting for the movie Kate and Leopold, which was about time travel and falling in love. For some reason the 3/4 time signature really evokes for me the ticking of a clock, and not just because it is marked with a metronome - although that is also a great way to portray not just the concept of time travel from the movie, but the idea of fleeting moments and the transience of everything in life, which is what makes love so bittersweet.

    eskimio friendon May 11, 2006   Link
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    Do you think he's channeling Aristotle? Could be. Maybe not by choice but then, who knows? I don't. Is he? You don't like Aristotle. Not really. He seems pompous. Wasn't he the brilliant guy who had disdain for birth because it occurs between urine and feces? Oh, gross! He said it [I think] I didn't! Still! Gross! Why would you bring that up?! Because we were talking Aristotle. I can't help but think of that when his name comes up. And this has what--to do with this song? Uh, Aristotle was mentioned. That's all.

    sillybunnyon August 21, 2006   Link
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    Sting's Golden Globe Award for his song "Until" can be chalked up to the inspiration of love as a political statement. The honor, bestowed Sunday (January 20) at ceremonies in Beverly Hills, came for his contribution to the film, Kate & Leopold, a movie that struck a chord with the singer-songwriter amid the current international climate.

    Speaking backstage, Sting explained, "It kind of took me out of that depression, you know? It was a beautiful, romantic film and I thought, that's a pretty political statement, you know, 'I love you,' it's more political than anything. So I decided to write a song for it and it was kind of an antidote to what was going on in the world." Sting bested a field that included Paul McCartney, Enya, Dianne Warren, and David Baerwald. He joked that he had to win, pointing to the absence of his wife Trudie Styler at the event as explanation. "My beautiful wife, it's my daughter's birthday in England, so she's in the right place. I had to win this tonight, otherwise [it's] a waste of time, me coming here," he said with a laugh. Sting will give the award to his daughter. "She was the first person I played the song to, [so] she'll like it," he says. Neal Weiss, Los Angeles

    sillybunnyon August 30, 2006   Link
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    a brilliant song. Utterly brilliant

    CoinXOperatedXGirlon December 22, 2007   Link
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    This sounds crazy, but this song reminds me vaguely of my boyfriend Kyle (who, I kid you not, is the spitting image of what Sting looked like in the 80's). It's just a beautiful and romantic song and that as long as someone loves you, nothing else in the world matters.

    DesertRose98on August 22, 2008   Link

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