Rock Steady



publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Sumner
album: Track 9 in album …Nothing Like the Sun
release date: 1987-10-1
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length: 4:29
producer: Neil Dorfsman
arranger: Sting
composer: Sting

Album Information

label: A&M Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 075021640221
script: Latin

Cover Art

Sting …Nothing Like the Sun cover art


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Saw an ad in the newspaper that caught my eye
It said volunteers wanted for a very special trip
We took a taxi to the river in case any places were free
And every kind of creature as far as the eye could see
This old guy was the boss he said "I won't tell you no lie
He said he'd heard God's message on the radio
"I'll protect you all don't worry I'll be father to you all
But I'll need some assistants to look after the zoo
I said, "Just tell me something before it's too late and we're gone

Rock steady, Rock steady
Rock steady, Rock steady"
It rained for forty days and forty long nights
Was being proved right
Between the signified monkey and the kangaroo
We were merely human slaves in a big floating zoo
But it seems this old man is on some power trip"
I mean look at the size of this boat we're on.
He's as cool as November and as smooth as China silk
And life may be tough but we're sailing with the lord."
Rock steady, Rock steady
Rock steady, Rock steady

Like a room in my house had just been rearranged
But if we stay here much longer I'm gonna lose my mind."
To see if there was any mercy from this great God above
We didn't need no country just a rock would do
It was manna from heaven and meant we could blow this gig
I said, "It's just perfect for her, it's perfect for me."
Rock steady, Rock steady
Rock steady, Rock steady
Rock steady, Rock steady


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Lazarus Heart
  • 2 Be Still My Beating Heart
  • 3 Englishman in New York
  • 4 History Will Teach Us Nothing
  • 5 They Dance Alone (Cueca solo)
  • 6 Fragile
  • 7 We’ll Be Together
  • 8 Straight to My Heart
  • 9 Rock Steady
  • 10 Sister Moon
  • 11 Little Wing
  • 12 The Secret Marriage