Sting - If You Love Somebody Set Them Free Lyrics

Sting The Dream of the Blue Turtles cover art
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Free, free, set them free.
Free, free, set them free.
Free, free, set them free.

Free, free, set them free.
If you need somebody, call my name.
If you want someone, you can do the same.
If you want to keep something precious,
Got to lock it up and throw away the key.
You want to hold on to your possessions, don't even think about me.

If you love somebody, if you love someone,
If you love somebody, if you love someone set them free.
(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them free.
(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them fee.
(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them free.
(Free, free, set them free.)

If it's a mirror you want just look into my eyes,
Or a whipping boy, someone to despise.
Or a pris'ner in the dark tied up in chains you just can't see
or a beast in a gilded cage; that's all some people ever want to be.

If you love somebody, if you love someone,
If you love somebody, if you love someone set them free.
(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them free.
(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them fee.
(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them free.
(Free, free, set them free.)

You can't control an independent heart,
(Can't love what you can't keep)
Can't tear the one you love apart.
(Can't love what you can't keep)
Forever conditioned to believe that we can't live,
We can't live here and be happy with less.
With so many riches, so many souls,
With ev'rything we see that we want to possess.

If you need somebody, call my name.
If you want someone, you can do the same.
If you want to keep something precious,
Got to lock it up and throw away the key.
You want to hold on to your possessions, don't even think about me.

If you love somebody, if you love someone,
If you love somebody, if you love someone set them free.
(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them free.
(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them fee.
(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them free.
(Free, free, set them free.)

(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them free.
(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them fee.
(Free, free, set them free.)
Set them free.
(Free, free, set them free.)

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  • 2 Love Is the Seventh Wave
  • 3 Russians
  • 4 Children's Crusade
  • 5 Shadows in the Rain
  • 6 We Work the Black Seam
  • 7 Consider Me Gone
  • 8 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
  • 9 Moon Over Bourbon Street
  • 10 Fortress Around Your Heart


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Gordon Sumner
    album: Track 1 in album The Dream of the Blue Turtles
    release date: 1985-6-1
    popularity : 102 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Rock Reggae Funk / Soul
    styles: Jazz-Rock/Pop Rock/Jazzdance/Smooth Jazz
    length: 4:16
    producer: Sting and Pete Smith
    drums: Omar Hakim
    vocal: Sting
    mixer: Jim Scott and Pete Smith
    engineer: Jim Scott and Pete Smith
    bass: Darryl Jones
    background vocals: Janice Pendarvis and Dolette McDonald
    guitar: Sting
    keyboard: Kenny Kirkland
    saxophone: Branford Marsalis
    mastering: Dave Collins
    additional synclavier: Danny Quatrochi
    Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075021375017
    script: Latin