"Send Your Love" as written by and Gordon Sumner....
Finding the world in the smallness of a grain of sand
And holding infinities in the palm of your hand
And Heaven's realms in the seedlings of this tiny flower
And eternities in the space of a single hour

Send your love into the future
Send your love into the distant dawn

Inside your mind is a relay station
A mission probe into the unknowing
We send a seed to a distant future
Then we can watch the galaxies growing

This ain't no time for doubting your power
This ain't no time for hiding your care
You're climbing down from an ivory tower
You've got a stake in the world we ought to share

You see the stars are moving so slowly
But still the earth is moving so fast
Can't you see the moon is so lonely
She's still trapped in the pain of the past

This is the time of the worlds colliding
This is the time of kingdoms falling
This is the time of the worlds dividing
Time to heed your call

Send your love into the future
Send your precious love into some distant time
And fix that wounded planet with the love of your healing
Send your love
Send your love

There's no religion but sex and music
There's no religion but sound and dancing
There's no religion but line and color
There's no religion but sacred trance

There's no religion but the endless ocean
There's no religion but the moon and stars
There's no religion but time and motion
There's no religion, just tribal scars

Throw a pebble in and watch the ocean
See the ripples vanish in the distance
It's just the same with all the emotions
It's just the same in every instance

There's no religion but the joys of rhythm
There's no religion but the rites of Spring
There's no religion in the path of hate
No prayer but the one I sing

Send your love into the future
Send your precious love into some distant time
And fix that wounded planet with the love of your healing
Send your love
Send your love

There's no religion but sex and music
There's no religion that's right or winning
There's no religion in the path of hatred
Ain't no prayer but the one I'm singing

Send your love
Send your love


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"Send Your Love" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General CommentYou know what I disliked about this?
    Yes. Your notion of never put off for tomorrow what you can do today.
    While I've been sitting here putting off for tomorrow what I have ample time to do today.
    So?
    So what?
    Send it now.
    Well duh. Guess I could.
    Anyone who reads this will think you-we are quite corny.
    We've been for years. However, you're right and that's part of the problem. Talk love--something we could really use--and people suck their teeth and ask you to take it into another room.
    Can you remedy this?
    Do I look like I can?
    To me you do but then, that's me. Press Send. See what happens. I dare you.
    Okay, I double dare you.
    I triple dare you. The trinity lock. You don't stand a chance of slipping past this one.
    sillybunnyon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI knew I should have asked more questions ...
    Even if you had ....
    sillybunnyon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'Send Your Love' addresses a lot of the issues you're talking about. When you sing a line like, "No religion but sex and music," it raises notions about what religion means in the West, what religion means in Islam, what people do in the name of religion and what could be done more productively in its name. At the same time the record is soaked in all kinds of religious imagery. So much of your writing is.

    [Sting]: I've always been fascinated by religion. Although I don't belong to a denomination, I regard myself as highly religious. I just felt, in light of Sept. 11 and the subsequent struggle, that religion had a lot to answer for. And religion needed in the future to be redefined. I think it's been used in a very narrow political sense of closing down who we are. In other words, if you belong to my religion, then you are family, if you don't then you're not family - them and us, black and white, good and evil. People imagining that God looks like they do. Well I don't think God's an Episcopalian or a Catholic or Islamic or Jewish. I think He, She or It is bigger than all of that. And religion needs to address that. It shouldn't be so petty. There has to be a larger thought. So I had to redefine religion for myself. What are my religions? Music is one of my religions, where I can sense the infinite. And the other is love. Sexual love, romantic love. My relationship with my wife, for example, I regard as a devotional practice. It's a way of approaching eternity, infinity, the impossible things that we simply can't understand. Love gives us a window onto that. So the album is really about that - defining religion. I say a very polemic statement: "There's no religion but sex and music." This is my little polemic. It might embarrass some people, it might insult some people. I don't mean it to. I'm just saying for me this is what my religion is. God created both.
    sillybunnyon August 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI came across suggestions that the beginning lyrics of “Send Your Love” were probably inspired by William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence.” One writer felt he could have mentioned this and he may have in some other interview. I don’t know. I did find it interesting that this was noted by some of his fans—one of which immediately declared it plagiarism—evidently not realizing that Blake’s work is public domain. No one else really offered a possible explanation—funny how fans can be. I also find it enlightening that we can all obviously leap to conclusions [I seem to have a real “talent” for it] because of a single omission while failing to realize we haven’t had the person we are casting even mild aspersions at—wired for sound.

    "Auguries of Innocence"

    To see a world in a grain of sand,
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.
    sillybunnyon August 29, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Bad poets borrow. Good poets steal." ; )
    Sting names William Blake and Blake's view on religion as an inspiration to this song in his book "Lyrics".

    Actually, I think the whole lyrics read like a poem, I love them, and I feel they were somehow wasted on the disco-like music.

    "You see the stars are moving so slowly
    But still the earth is moving so fast
    Can't you see the moon is so lonely
    She's still trapped in the pain of the past"

    Great lines! They pretty much sum up the time we live in - in a very poetic way. For those who prefer prose, there's the "no religion but sex and music ..." paragraph. ; )

    WhiteWolfDiefon June 26, 2010   Link

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