"Wrapped Around Your Finger" as written by and Gordon Matthew Sumner....
You consider me the young apprentice
Caught between the Scylla and Charibdes
Hypnotized by you if I should linger
Staring at the ring around your finger

I have only come here seeking knowledge
Things they would not teach me of in college
I can see the destiny you sold turned into a shining band of gold

I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger
Mephistopheles is not your name
I know what you're up to just the same
I will listen hard to your tuition
You will see it come to its fruition
I'll be wrapped around your finger
I'll be wrapped around your finger

Devil and the deep blue sea behind me
Vanish in the air you'll never find me
I will turn your face to alabaster
When you'll find your servant is your master

You'll be wrapped around my finger
You'll be wrapped around my finger
You'll be wrapped around my finger


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"Wrapped Around Your Finger" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General CommentYou consider me the young apprentice
    (you’ve been through more life experience)

    Caught between the Scylla and Charibdes
    (and I’m torn between two painful, dangerous choices)
    Hypnotized by you if I should linger
    (you know I am stunned by you)
    Staring at the ring around your finger
    (and gaping at your other commitments)
    I have only come here seeking knowledge
    (but I have come to know you [‘biblically’])
    Things they would not teach me of in college
    (and learn what cannot be taught in school)
    I can see the destiny you sold
    (I can see you’ve traded your life in for this other commitment)
    Turn into a shining band of gold
    (and the ring is the shining proof)

    I'll be wrapped around your finger
    (you know you’ve got me)


    Mephistopheles is not your name
    (You’re not really the devil)
    I know what you're up to just the same
    (But you’re not up to saintly deeds)
    I will listen hard to your tuition
    (I will listen to the cost of having you & and your intuition)
    You will see it come to it's fruition
    (We will have each other)

    I'll be wrapped around your finger
    (You know you’ve got me)

    Devil and the deep blue sea behind me
    (Once I’ve chosen and the danger is past)
    Vanish in the air you'll never find me
    (The unbearable choices forced on me will not find me again)
    I will turn your face to alabaster
    (I will turn the manipulators face white)
    When you find your servant is your master
    (when you find I’ve mastered all manipulation or mastery)
    Oh, you'll be wrapped around my finger
    (Then you’ll be wrapped around my finger)
    You'll be wrapped around my finger
    (Instead of me wrapped around yours like a servant)
    You'll be wrapped around my finger

    With Police lyrics removed it reads:
    (you’ve been through more life experience)
    (and I’m torn between two painful, dangerous choices)
    (you know I am stunned by you)
    (and gaping at your other commitments--marriage or whatever)
    (but I have come to know you [‘biblically’] and learn about life)
    (and learn what cannot be taught in school)
    (I can see you’ve traded your life in for this other commitment)
    (and the ring is the shining proof)
    (you know you’ve got me)
    (You’re not really the devil)
    (But you’re not up to saintly deeds)
    (I will listen, consider the cost of having you & and your intuition)
    (We will have each other)
    (You know you’ve got me)
    (Once I’ve chosen and the danger is past)
    (The unbearable choices forced on me will not find me again)
    (I will turn the manipulators face white or the “masters” face white)
    (When you find I’ve mastered all manipulation --or innate mastery of yours)
    (Then you’ll be wrapped around my finger)
    (Instead of me wrapped around yours like a servant)
    You who once had me subservient because of my desire for you
    Will become subservient to me because of your own for me
    genevivaon February 07, 2010   Link

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