CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
“…Poppies for young men,
death’s bitter trade.
All of those young lives betrayed...”
Sting's first solo album was 'The Dream Of The Blue Turtles'. Released in 1985, it marked the end of his recording as a member of The Police. "Children's Crusade" was a track on this solo debut.
The song begins with young English soldiers dying in the foreign battlefields of World War I. Its first verse is set in 1914. Sting's lyrics discuss the futility of war and its high death toll.
As the track nears its conclusion, the scene shifts. The year is now 1984. Sting's lyrics change location to Soho. In the streets of London, youths are enslaved by drug addiction. Again, the toll is high as many lives are claimed by this new threat.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at: