(June 13, 2016): The Police – Driven to Tears

From the 1980 album, Zenyatta Mondatta.  Today’s murder of 50 is the atrocity in the song that will drive any humane person to tears.  The first of a long line of political tunes penned by Sting. It also appeared on the 1981 well-known live compilation, URGH! A Music War.  Pearl Jam did a version that broadened the main concern of the song from hunger and selfishness to injustice more generally. Prayers and justice for all the victims.

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