Friday, June 22, 2018

A Window Above: So Lonely

Song: "So Lonely"
Writer: Sting
Original Release: November 2, 1978
Band: The Police
Album: Outlandos d'Amour

"So Lonely" is my favorite Police song.  It's a great song but my affection is owed entirely to nostalgic memories of my own high school garage band and one of the best summers of my life.  Game Designer and I had a band with two other friends, a pair of identical twins, senior year.  I was the lead singer - mostly by default as I didn't actually play an instrument.  Well, I did, but ours wasn't a funk band so the trombone wasn't much use.  We more or less perfected six songs by the time we all left for college and "So Lonely" was one of them.  The vocal line is on the high side, a bit of a stretch at that point in my life.  Both the bass line and the guitar solo are fantastic and remind me of the twins who played them with us.


  1. Ooh... your video got blocked.
    I like The Police, though this is a song I'm not overly familiar with.

    1. Doh! Thanks for the heads up. Should be all set now.

  2. I like the Police but I do not know this one song. Plus when I listen to some of his songs I get a sore throat.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. This song definitely tests the upper limits of his vocal range.