Seven Days

by Sting

Duration:
4:38
Released:
Mar 09, 1993
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Lyrics for Seven Days by Sting:

Verse 1
"Seven Days" was all she wrote
A kind of ultimatum note
She gave to me, she gave to me

When I thought the field had cleared
It seems another suit appeared
To challenge me, woe is me

Though I hate to make a choice
My options are decreasing mostly rapidly
Well we'll see

I don't think she'd bluff this time
I really have to make her mine
It's plain to see
It's him or me

Chorus
Monday, I could wait till Tuesday
If I make up my mind
Wednesday would be fine
Thursday's on my mind
Friday'd give me time
Saturday could wait
But Sunday'd be too late

Verse 2
The fact he's over six feet ten
Might instill fear in other men
But not in me
The mighty flea

Ask if I am mouse or man
The mirror squeaked, away I ran
He'll murder me
In time for his tea

Does it bother me at all
My rival is Neanderthal
It makes me think
Perhaps I need a drink

IQ is no problem here
We won't be playing Scrabble for
Her hand I fear
I need that beer

Chorus
Monday, I could wait till Tuesday
If I make up my mind
Wednesday would be fine
Thursday's on my mind
Friday'd give me time
Saturday could wait
But Sunday'd be too late

Bridge
Seven days will quickly go
The fact remains, I love her so
Seven days, so many ways
But I can't run away
I can't run away

Chorus
Monday, I could wait till Tuesday
If I make up my mind
Wednesday would be fine, Thursday's on my mind
Friday'd give me time, Saturday could wait
But Sunday'd be too late
(Sunday'd be too late)
Sunday'd be too late

Outro
Do I have to tell a story
Of a thousand rainy days since we first met
It's a big enough umbrella
But it's always me that ends up getting wet

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Song Facts

Seven Days is the sixth track in Ten Summoner’s Tales and the single was released in April 1993. The song is known for its odd time signature, which is in 5/4. This was also the first song Sting wrote in this time signature. Sting said this about the song:

On ‘Seven Days’, we wanted to do something in 5/4 time with a kind of reggae beat and chords that come out of a Broadway show. It was a hybrid and the fun was in trying to make sense of this three-legged animal with two heads. I’m working with musicians I have to keep challenging and make demands on them by asking them to do things that aren’t natural."

Like the Ten Summoner’s Tales album cover, the single’s cover was taken at Wardour Old Castle with Sting and his Icelandic horse named Hrímnir. Sting is also carrying a lute.

Source: sting.com (http://www.sting.com/discography/index/album/albumId/226/tagName/studio_albums)

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