Murder By Numbers (4:37)

Cover of Message In A Box

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Once that you've decided on a killing
First you make a stone of your heart
And if you find that your hands are still willing
Then you can turn a murder into art

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  • theironictea

    "It's as easy to learn as your ABC's" Awesome.

    22 Apr 11:22am Reply
  • eljasmy

    Gorgeous riff :)

    11 Feb 10:58am Reply
  • engelnit

    One of my favorites from The Police... great drums, as usual...

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • okcesar

    El último gran respiro del new wave de The Police.

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Panecea

    Murder By Numbers. Isn't that right, LBJ? R.I.P. JFK 11/22/1963

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • gmorton731

    i love this song

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • rockandrolljoe

    1 2 3

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • WichitaQ

    it's great. both lyrically and musically.

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    I may be biased because I don't really go for the sorta jazz-fusion style this song's in.

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    prominence: I meant to say it's mediocre compared to Tea in the Sahara. But it's better than Mother. Then again, even Miss Gradenko's better than Mother.

    28 May 2011 Reply
  • moochlarlar

    Only found out recently that this was never on the vinyl version of the album! My parents had the cassette version when I was growing up....

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • WiJoCo

    It's as easy to learn as your eh, bee seas.

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • bandfan76

    Kinda creepy.

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • filoglutek

    Awesome drumming!

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • tabletopdrummer

    Great feel to this tune....jazz-fusion..... love it !

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • prominence_la

    @PartySanCTG - I can see how Tea in the Sahara would be a better closer...but really? Mediocre? Summers and Sting are so suave and slick.

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Garguy

    "This song is about the cynical manipulation of large numbers of people."--Sting, Oakland, 9/10/83

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • mandryka

    But you can reach the top of your profession if you become the leader of the land. For murder is the sport of the elected and you don't need to lift a finger of your hand.

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Panecea

    It's a habit-forming need for more & more......

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    It's... well, okay to mediocre-ish, but placing it as a bonus track was a terrible idea - Tea in the Sahara was a great closer already...

    26 Aug 2010 Reply
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