March 16, 2013

Lyrical Snippet of the Moment: Synchronicity II by The Police

Every time I'm coming home from work on the subway I hear Sting singing the lyric "Another working day has ended. Only the rush hour hell to face. Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes. Contestants in a suicidal race" from "Synchronicity II". That song was on their last album, 1983's Synchronicity.

I also think of a friend's father who told a story about a particularly unhinged individual who approached him on a subway platform and urged him, "Don't have a mental moment!" and decide to jump!