NEW YORK - The lyrics of Sting, almost every word he wrote, from his solo records to his years with the Police, will come out in book form this fall.
"Lyrics by Sting" will include the words of such hits as "Roxanne," "Every Breath You Take" and "Spirits in the Material World," along with commentary by Sting.
"Over time, the meaning of a song can continue to reveal itself," Sting, the bassist and lead vocalist for the Police, said yesterday in a statement released by Dial Press, an imprint of the Bantam Dell Publishing Group.
"In putting this book together, I have relished the opportunity to revisit my songs, the times in which they were written and pay tribute to those with whom I've shared my creative life."
The Police, which includes Sting, guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland, broke up in 1986, but have reunited and will tour North America and Europe this summer and fall.
Sting has also written a memoir, "Broken Music," which came out in 2003. *