Spirits in the Material World Lyrics

The Police


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Sumner
album: Track 1 in album Ghost in the Machine
release date: 1981-10
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave/Pop Rock
length: 2:59
producer: The Police
engineer: Hugh Padgham
co-producer: Hugh Padgham
lyricist: Sting
composer: Sting

Cover Art

The Police Ghost in the Machine cover art
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There is no political solution
To our troubled evolution
Have no faith in constitution
There is no bloody revolution

We are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world

Our so-called leaders speak
With words they try to jail you
They subjugate the meek
But it's the rhetoric of failure

We are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world

Where does the answer lie?
Living from day to day
If it's something we can't buy
There must be another way

We are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world
Are spirits in the material world


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Spirits in the Material World
  • 2 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  • 3 Invisible Sun
  • 4 Hungry for You (j'aurais toujours faim de toi)
  • 5 Demolition Man
  • 6 Too Much Information
  • 7 Rehumanize Yourself
  • 8 One World (Not Three)
  • 9 Omegaman
  • 10 Secret Journey
  • 11 Darkness