Canary in a Coalmine Lyrics

The Police


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Matthew Sumner
album: Track 14 in album Zenyattà Mondatta
release date: 1980-10-3
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
length: 2:27
engineer: Nigel Gray
producer: Nigel Gray, The Police
composer: Sting
lyricist: Sting

Cover Art


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First to fall over when the atmosphere is less than perfect
Your sensibilities are shaken by the slightest defect
You live you life like a canary in a coalmine
You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line
You say you want to spend the winter in Firenza
You're so afraid to catch a dose of influenza
You live your life like a canary in a coalmine
You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line
Canary in a coalmine
Canary in a coalmine
Canary in a coalmine
Now if I tell you that you suffer from delusions
You pay your analyst to reach the same conclusions
You live your life like a canary in a coalmine
You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line
Canary in a coalmine
Canary in a coalmine
Canary in a coalmine
First to fall over when the atmosphere is less than perfect
Your sensibilities are shaken by the slightest defect
You live your life like a canary in a coalmine
You get so dizzy even walking in a straight line
Canary in a coalmine

Track Listing

  • 1 Don't Stand So Close to Me
  • 2 Driven to Tears
  • 3 When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What's Still Around
  • 4 Canary in a Coalmine
  • 5 Voices Inside My Head
  • 6 Bombs Away
  • 7 De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
  • 8 Behind My Camel
  • 9 Man in a Suitcase
  • 10 Shadows in the Rain
  • 11 The Other Way of Stopping