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Can't Stand Losing You
The Police
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Outlandos d'Amour
Year 1978
Genre Classic Rock
Language English
Source Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock
Release 19 May 2009
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Can't Stand Losing You is a song by The Police which is about a teenager who commits suicide when he loses his girlfriend. It took Sting only a few minutes to write the lyrics. They are not supposed to be deep and meaningful, but more of a joke.

The second Police single. The first was "Roxanne."

This was the first Police song to chart. It hit #42 in England when it was released in 1978. A year later, after The Police became widely known, it was re-released and went to #2.

The single had a picture of a hooded body hanging from a rope, indicating the boy in the song who killed himself. The hooded boy is the band's drummer, Stewart Copeland. (thanks, Jeff - Kendall Park, NJ)

The BBC banned this because of its morbid content.

The single was released in a variety of different colors, which have become collector's items.

Andy Summers used a processor called an Echoplex on his guitar. The device allowed him to continuously loop his guitar licks, creating a layered sound.

At live shows, The Police would improvise the middle of this to fill time, since they didn't have a lot of songs. The improvised jam eventually turned into the song "Reggatta De Blanc," which became the title track to their next album.