The Dream of the Blue Turtles song meanings
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    My OpinionI think it's the sound of Sting being free from the Police to do whatever he wanted to do musically.
    yada3on February 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentSting said both the song and album name is literal; coming from a dream Sting had when he was in Barbados.

    Sting:
    "The title of the album came from a dream that woke me up on my first night in Barbados. I dreamed I was sitting in the walled garden behind my house in Hampstead, under a lilac tree on a well manicured lawn, surrounded by beautiful rosebushes. Suddenly the bricks from the wall exploded into the garden and I turned to see the head of an enormous turtle emerging from the darkness, followed by four or five others. They were not only the size of a man, they were also blue and had an air of being immensely cool, like hepcats, insouciant and fearless. They didn't harm me but with an almost casual violence commenced to destroy my genteel English garden, digging up the lawn with their claws, chomping at the rosebushes, bulldozing the lilac tree. Total mayhem. I woke up to the sound of Branford in the room upstairs, riffing wildly on his tenor sax, followed by his unmistakeable laughter."
    MusicFoxon February 22, 2016   Link

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