Other Songs

  1. Roxanne (live)
  2. Can't Stand Losing You (live)
  3. Walking on the Moon (live)
  4. Every Breath you Take (live)
"Can't Stand Losing You" The Police August 1978

The original single was banned by the BBC because of the controversial cover (an alternative cover was released in some places). As Sting described: "The reason they [the BBC] had a problem with "Can't Stand Losing You" was because the photo on the cover of the single had Stewart standing on a block of ice with a noose around his neck, waiting for the ice to melt." Despite this, or perhaps because of the extra attention from the controversy, it became the group's first single to break the charts, and has held a spot in their live sets ever since it was written.

Teenage suicide, he said, was "always a bit of a joke" but of course it's not


I've called you so many times today
And I guess it's all true, what your girlfriends say
That you don't ever want to see me again
And your brother's gonna kill me and he's six feet ten

[Pre-Chorus 1]
I guess you'd call it cowardice
But I'm not prepared to go on like this

I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing
I can't, I can't, I can't
I can't stand losing you

[Verse 2]
I see you've sent my letters back
And my LP records and they're all scratched
I can't see the point in another day
When nobody listens to a word I say

[Pre-Chorus 2]
You can call it lack of confidence
But to carry on living doesn't make no sense