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Album cover parody of Ghost in Machine by Police (1990) Audio CD by Police
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Q. What do bees, wasps and Police all have in common? A. Sting.
Submitted by: Ira K.
Q. What do doughnuts and Peanuts have in common? A. The Police
Submitted by: Ira K.

Band Name Origins:

  • Stewart Copeland's father--Miles Copeland, Jr.--was a co-founder of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). His brother, Miles III, was a founding partner of the record label known as the International Recording Syndicate (IRS). And, his other brother, Ian, was a founding partner of the talent agency called Frontier Booking International (FBI). Derived from trivia under the IMDB entry for "The Police (music group). " Which can be cross-referenced via "Sting (Feyd-Rautha)" under the cast listings for "Dune: The Motion Picture. Submitted by: Carycomic
  • Although correct about IRS and FBI, Sting's name has nothing to do with any 'institution of authority'. He used to wear a certain black and yellow sweater on stage that made him look like a bee or a wasp. Somehow it became the cooler sounding 'Sting'. Submitted by: cavefish

Stupid Band Names:

  • These three look more like "The Criminals" than "The Police". Submitted by: dude

Former Career:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Sting""School Teacher"He taught English and Soccer. - Larcen Tyler
"Sting""Phys Ed Teacher"Born Gordon Sumner, he got the nickname "Sting" from a striped yellow and black jacket he used to wear. - Michael E Cormier

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Sting""Sting continued to have hits, even after leaving the Police. Not sure I can say the same for the other band members." - Tim Kramar
"Sting""Sting told Andy and Stewart in the mid 80's that he was disbanding the group temporarily to pursue solo projects. Gotta be the longest layoff in music history." - Michael E Cormier

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Synchronicity II"They repeat "Many miles away" a lot at the end of the song and in the chorus-type sections. - Rich

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The 5-0Rapper slang for cops (derived from Hawaii Five-0)Robert D. Arndt Jr.
The Beat DownIf they were Los Angeles-based rappersRobert D. Arndt Jr.
The CriminalsBased on how they dressed in their heydayThat Guy Over There

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Spareribs In The Material World""Spirits In The Material World"Lance Crackers
"Rock Sand""Roxanne"Brit Boxx
"Message On My Cell Phone""Message In A Bottle"britrock
"Message On My Blackberry""Message In A Bottle"britrock
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Tragic""Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"Amanda Svenson

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Hole In My Life,"Life is a period of time, holes are physical.GlamRockNinjaLord
"I Am The Sun,"No person can be the Sun.Yvette Bristle
"Wrapped Around Your Finger,"No one's that small or elastic. Peter
"Invisible Sun,"All stars give off some light.Evan
"Spirits In The Material World,"Spirits aren't able to interact like that.Larcen Tyler

There are additional literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Don't Need No Doctor," Humble Pie"King Of Pain," The Police
"Break Stuff," Limp Bizkit"Demolition Man," The Police
"Eyes That See In The Dark," Kenny Rogers"Every Breath You Take," The Police
"You Can Do Magic," America"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," The Police
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Omega Ma" originally "Omega Man"
Candy Welty
"Walking In Our Footsteps" originally "Walking In Your Footsteps"
"Waking In Your Footsteps" originally "Walking In Your Footsteps"
"Very Little Thing She Does Is Magic" originally "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
Changes the tunes meaning drastically.
"Mega Man" originally "Omega Man"

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Shadows In The Brain" originally "Shadows In The Rain"
"Canary In A Coral Mine" originally "Canary In A Coal Mine"
Lydia Helton
"Spirits Win The Material World" originally "Spirits In The Material World"
Mermaid's Pedicurist
"Don't Stand So Close To Men" originally "Don't Stand So Close To Me"
"Don't Stand So Close To Meg" originally "Don't Stand So Close To Me"
She's got the flu and she's very contagious

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Every Little Thing She Dons Is Magic" originally "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
She doesn't wear any non-magic clothes.
Hilary Nevis
"Every Little Thing She Dyes Is Magic" originally "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
Hilary Nevis
"Dead End Joy" originally "Dead End Job"
"Rosanne" originally "Roxanne"
Susie Creamcheese
"Sing Of Pain" originally "King Of Pain"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.


Mar 27
a parody of "Don't Stand So Close To Me" by The Police
This one was written by Terry Don Williams and he was gracious enough to allow me to record this one for him. This is yet another in a long list of corona virus related parodies. (MP3)
July 28
a parody of "Every Breath You Take" by The Police
Noticed there was one of my original 14 missing from my recording section, figured I should fix it. The twist on the stalker song. . .
Soundclick: (Mp3)

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"King of Pain""Ignorant"Demolition Man
"Walking on the Moon""Singing out of Tune"Tony Wiseguy
"Synchronicity II""Synchronicity 202II"Chris Wolvie
"Every Breath You Take""Every Kick You Make"SwimPuff165
"So Lonely""So Long Now"Dan Creeden
"Message in a Bottle""I Think I’ll Never Get a Message in a Bottle"BrilliantJ8
"King of Pain""Quiche Lorraine"Dr. Oliver Clozoff
"King of Pain""Jar Jar Binks"Matthias
"Every Breath You Take""All The Meth You Make"Susanna Viljanen
"Roxanne""Rock Salt"Za Tawsch

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Don't Stand So Close To MeFunyunsOpie M.
Voices Inside My HeadBehind the Voice Actors (Webpage)Brandon Reina
Voices Inside My HeadMental HospitalTim Hall
Every Breath You TakeAsthma InhalersMikey Squirrel
So LonelyViagraNowlan9
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
MotherpsychoanalystDavid R
Demolition ManMoammar QaddaffyNobody Misses Moammar
Don't Stand So Close To MeDeodorant or soap manufacturersOpie M.
So LonelyDating ServiceAmy
So LonelyDating ServiceAmy
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Don't Lie
   Black Eyed Peas
Don't Stand So Close To Me
   The Police
Don't Lie So Close To Me
That is, be at rest in a flat position
Blue Rose Is
   Pam Tillis
Wrapped Around Your Finger
   The Police
Blue Rose Is Wrapped Around Your Finger
Any rose wrapped on your finger would really hurt.
Lynnetta Lore
Wrapped In Red
   Kelly Clarkson
Wrapped Around Your Finger
   The Police
Wrapped In Red Around Your Finger
Pete Worst
And She Was
   Talking Heads
Born In The 50s
   The Police
And She Was Born In The 50s
There are additional Police duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

The White Plains Police
White Plains combined with The Police
Submitted By: Rick O'Shea
The Dream Police Academy
Dream Academy combined with The Police
Apparently, joining with Mahoney and Jones is no Cheap Trick.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
I Don't Know How But The Police Found Me
I Don't Know How But They Found Me combined with The Police
I Don't Know How... is an indie pop duo from Utah starting to break out in 2019.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
Sleeping With Police Sirens
Sleeping With Sirens combined with Police
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners

There are additional Police Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"When the World Is Running Down…"
Misheard Lyrics:
Plug in my VCR
Original Lyrics:
Plug in my MCI
"Spirits In The Material World"
Misheard Lyrics:
Eat our spinach in a material world.
Original Lyrics:
We are spirits in the material world.
"Message in a Bottle"
Misheard Lyrics:
Staring at a Hesseling
Original Lyrics:
I'm sending out an S.O.S.
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
Misheard Lyrics:
They're only deaths I left unsigned
Original Lyrics:
They're only cheques I left unsigned
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"King of Pain"
Misheard Lyrics:
There’s a skeleton choking on a crushed skull plate
Original Lyrics:
There’s a skeleton choking on a crust of bread

Story about this misheard lyric by: Breck

I’ve thought this was the correct lyric for 40 years

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
Better Lyrics:
Ge goo goo goo, ge ga ga ga
That's all my baby says to me
Original Lyrics:
De do do do, de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
Submitted by: Ian
Better Lyrics:
VP for Ted Cruz just isn't right
His days are over
Ol' Lyin' Ted has already lost the fight

Were wise to give up the campaign fight
Now you do this, honey?
Ticket to please the Establishment Right?
Original Lyrics:
You don't have to put on the red light
Those days are over
You don't have to sell your body to the night

You don't have to wear that dress tonight
Walk the streets for money
You don't care if it's wrong or if it's right
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Every Breath You Take"
Better Lyrics:
Why can't you pee?
You got V.D.
How your poor d*** aches
With every piss you take
Original Lyrics:
Oh can't you see?
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take
Submitted by: Ed
There are additional parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Synchronicity II"
The Funny Lyrics:
And every single meeting with his so-called superior
Is a humiliating kick in the crotch.
Why They're Funny:
Gee, I had no idea anything could be that painful. Just the way Sting screams it just makes me laugh to no end.
Submitted by: AnimaniacZero

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
De do do do, de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do, de da da da
Their innocence will pull me through
De do do do, de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do, de da da da
They're meaningless and all that's true
Why They're Repetitive:
The line 'De do do do, de da da da' appears four times in each chorus and a dozen times in the song.
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Don't Stand So Close To Me"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Don't stand
Don't stand so
Don't stand so close to me
Why They're Repetitive:
Why do you need to say "Don't stand" three times?
Submitted by: Aristotle
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"King Of Pain"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
There's a king on a throne with his eyes torn out
Why They're Nonsensical:
"Eyes torn out"?! I don't know that that's possible. He may be blind, or have been born with optical problems, or might've even had some surgical operations near them, but I doubt that they'd be "torn out"...that just doesn't make any sense.
Submitted by: Barb Dwyer
"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
De do do do, de da da da
They're meaningless and all that's true
Why They're Nonsensical:
At least you got that right, Sting.
Submitted by: Charlie
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"De Doo Doo Doo De Da Da Da"
The Insincere Lyrics:
De Doo Doo Doo
De Da Da Da
Is all I want to say to you
Why They're Insincere:
Because Sting then spent the next 20 years preaching at us
Submitted by: Andrew Warmington
"Every Breath You Take"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Oh can't you see?
You belong to me?
Every fool heart aches,
every bond you break.
Why They're Insincere:
I wonder if Sting is a stalker because it sounds like he's stalking an ex.
Submitted by: Celeste

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Every Little Thing She Does is Magic"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turn me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on.
Why They're Misrhymed:
This has bugged me for years. To rhyme the same exact word? Please!
Submitted by: Kyle Dusang
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I know my mind is made up
So put away your make-up
Why They're Misrhymed:
Submitted by: ivy
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Every Breath You Take"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Every vow you break
I'll be watching you
Why They're Inappropriate:
Listen to it people!!
It's a song about being controlling, obssessive, and compulsive to the point of stalking the poor person in the song. We knew a girl being harrassed by an ex that woke up every morning by a phone call that was playing this song in her ear. It's a SCARY song! It's NOT a love song! Pay attention to the lyrics.
Submitted by: No One In Particular

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Can't Stand Losing You"
The Dated Lyrics:
I see you've sent my letters back
And my LP records and they're all scratched
Why They're Dated:
At first i thought LP records was dated , but so are letters !!!
Submitted by: tomario

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best "
The Dirty Lyrics:
I run 'Deep Throat' again
It ran for years and years
Why They're Dirty:
He's watching an infamous porno movie on his VCR over and over again. It features a porn star who loves doing the act of....
Submitted by: I've Been Stung Twice

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Don't Stand So Close to Me"
The Lyrics:
Just like the old man in that book by Nabokov
Who They Mention:
Vladimir Nabokov, the writer of Lolita. which is about a minor in a sexual relationship with a much older man and one of the grossest books I have ever read.
Submitted by: Dayna
"Born in the 50s"
The Lyrics:
'My mother cried, when President Kennedy died'
Who They Mention:
Submitted by: Ed
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Synchronicity II"
The Lyrics:
We have to shout above the din of our Rice Krispies
Product Brand Name:
Rice Krispies
Submitted by: Lilli

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Wrapped Around Your Finger"
The Song Lyrics:
I can see the destiny you sold
Turned into a shining band of gold
Song They Mention:
"Band of Gold" by Freda Payne
Submitted by: Cody Finke
"Don't Stand So Close To Me"
The Song Lyrics:
Sometimes it's not so easy
To be the teacher's pet
Song They Mention:
"Teacher's Pet" - Doris Day.
Submitted by: Cassandra
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Born In The 50s"
Opening Lines:
We were born, born in the 50s
Submitted by: Nat
"Walking On The Moon"
Opening Lines:
Giant steps are what you take walking on the moon.
Submitted by: Larcen Tyler
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Made Up Words in Songs:

"Masoko Tanga"
The Made Up Words:
pretty much the whole song except for "Hey!"
One part sounds like "He stole my wombat".
Submitted by: David R
"De do do do, de da da da"
The Made Up Words:
De do do do, de da da da
Submitted by: Michael E Cormier

Scary Song Lyrics:

"Every Breath You Take"
The Lyrics:
Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you
It's a stalker singing.
Submitted by: dxman

Song Title Space Change:

"Bomb's A Way" originally "Bombs Away"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"King Of Pa In" originally "King Of Pain"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Wrap Ped Around Your Finger" originally "Wrapped Around Your Finger"
New form of violence towards pedestrians?
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Mess Age In A Bottle" originally "Message In A Bottle "
A good place for a messy age.
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Spirit Sin The Material World" originally "Spirits In The Material World"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

There are additional Police Song Title Space Change available.

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
The Lyrics:
Everything she do
just turns me on.
Obviously it's "Everything she does just turns me on."
Submitted by: Celeste
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
The Lyrics:
It's a big enough umbrella,
but it's always me THAT ends up getting wet....
People are referred to as "who".
Submitted by: Kerry

Band Name Anagrams:

O Pic Ethel Submitted by: Gordy N. Knott
Chile Poet Submitted by: Joanna Whitmire
The Lie Cop Submitted by: Evan
Oh Pet Lice Submitted by: George Straitjacket
Like in, "Oh! Sting must have pet lice!"
He Pot Lice Submitted by: BulldozerBegins
He has a pot full of lice! Infestation time!

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"I Go Assemble A Tent" originally "Message In A Bottle"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Got Essential Beam" originally "Message In A Bottle"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Poking A Fin" originally "King Of Pain"
Submitted by: Joe
"Do Consult Any Giants" originally "Can't Stand Losing You"
Submitted by: Alexis
"Rod Retains Vet" originally "Driven To Tears"
Submitted by: Alexis

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Can't Stand Losing You"
Banned by the BBC for the single cover, depicting drummer Stewart Copeland hanging himself
Submitted by: Evan
"Invisible Sun"
A song about the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the song received little airplay in the UK and the video was banned by the BBC and not shown on its chart programme "Top of the Pops".
Submitted by: Dave

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Wrapped Around Your Finger" Length: 5:13
"Wrapped Around Your Finger" is track #9 on the album, "Synchronicity" (1983). It reaching #8 on Billboard's Pop Chart. The song, "Every Breath You Take", is also featured on "Synchronicity".
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji
"Wrapped Around Your Finger" Length: 5:13
"Wrapped Around Your Finger" is track #9 on the album, "Synchronicity" (1983). It reaching #8 on Billboard's Pop Chart. The song, "Every Breath You Take", is also featured on "Synchronicity".
Submitted by: Wisnu Aji

Song Title Acrostics:

THE: "Truth Hits Everybody"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Can't Land Oozing Stew" originally "Can't Stand Losing You"
Submitted by: Brit Boxx
"Can't Stand Using Lou" originally "Can't Stand Losing You"
Submitted by: Rhoda Dohr
"Ping Of Cain" originally "King Of Pain"
Cain wouldn't have killed, if he'd been Abel...
Submitted by: Benski Korhonen
"Ox Ran" originally "Roxanne"
Submitted by: Dionne Peacewick
"Every Teeth You Break" originally "Every Breath You Take"
Submitted by: Peter

Foreign Language in English Songs:

"Hungry for you"
The Lyrics:
Rien de dormier cette nuit Je veux de toi Jusque'a` ce que je sois sec Mais nos corps sont tout mouille's Comple'tement couvert de sueur Nous nous noyons dans la mare'e Je n'ai aucun de'sir Tu as ravage' mon coeur Et mois j'ai bu ton sang And there is much more.... Only a few lines in English.
Beautiful song
Submitted by: Jan Veltkamp

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Can't Stand Losing You"
The Lyrics:
You can call it lack of confidence,
but to carry on living doesn't make no sense.
Sting's thinking suicide. Simple as that.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
The Lyrics:
I resolve to call her up a thousand times a day
And ask her if shell marry me in some old fashioned way
But my silent fears have gripped me
Long before I reach the phone
Long before my tongue has tripped me
Must I always be alone?
Cheerful little number in the chorus, but in this section of the song, Sting reveals quite explicitly that his nerves prevent him from even giving this admired lady a telephone call. Poor, shy Sting! :)
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

Song Lawsuits:

"De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da"
A TV ad promoting the electronic toy SIMON featured a band that was a direct rip-off of the Police. The singer's voice was a dead ringer for Sting and the band was playing a commercial ditty that had a Police-like pop-reggae sound and a chorus chant that went, "Dah doo dah doo, dah doo dah doo". Too much an imitation of the 1980-1981 hit "De do do do De da da da". Needless to say the shit soon hit the fan and the TV ad was taken off and some sort of settlement was made with the Police. I first saw this TV commercial during the autumn of 1983 and it was blantanly obvious that it was soon going to be Lawsuit City.
Submitted by: Every Breath You Take, I'll Be Suing You

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Bombs Away"
The Lyrics:
Guerilla girl, hard and sweet
A military man would love to meet
"g" sound and "m" sound twice each
Submitted by: Oliveira
There are additional Lyrics Alliteration available.

Band Name Spoonerisms:

The Low Piece originally "The Police"
Submitted by: Adlai Alda
The Low Piece originally "The Police"
Submitted by: Adlai Alda

Lighter Side of Serious Bands:

"Murder By Numbers"
This song is the last cut on the band's last studio album, "Synchronicity". The Police had already agreed amiably to disband. At the end of the track there is the sound of applause. The last studio album from the Beatles, "Let It Be" features the same gimmick - on that album's last track , "Get Back", at the end there is applause and then John Lennon says a few comments including that "on behahf of the band I hope we pahssed the audition". (spelling emphases are mine). The Beatles and the Police have more than "passed auditions", they squash American Idol like a grape!
Submitted by: Billy Is An Idol
Andy Summers is featured as the vocalist for this bit of B-side weirdness..."I likes to eat my friends!"
Submitted by: Agrimorfee
Possibly the most skipped track in the entire Police catalog, just a song about a boy's devotion to his mother. Or is it? Just try to figure out the time signature!
Submitted by: Agrimorfee

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Stuart Copeland's Soundtrack Work"
The Police's drummer Stuart Copeland expanded his musical resume in 1998 when he did the soundtrack for the PlayStation exclusive video game "Spyro the Dragon". He did the soundtracks for the series for the first four games until the company decided to go with someone else.
Submitted by: JeReMy

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Kevlar Vests
as worn by the police
Submitted by: Rychendroll

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Runaway Bride"
My favorite Paramount movie (1999)
Submitted by: from me
"Message In A Bottle"
1999 film w/ Kevin Costner & Robin Wright Penn
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
1987 Steve Martin film.
Submitted by: crazydon

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Demolition Man"
The Lyrics:
I'm a walking disaster, I'm a demolition man.
Demolition Man, a 1993 sci-fi action movie starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes.
Submitted by: Edward

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Don't Stand So Close To Me"
The Lyrics:
Those girls are so jealous
You know how bad girls get
Sometimes it's not so easy
To be a teacher's pet.
Imagine what would happen if a student's phone went off? They would think that the teacher is having an inappropriate relationship with their student.
Submitted by: Celeste
There are additional Bad Ringtone Choices available.

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