Police ( The ) - CAN'T STAND LOOSING YOU

First performance: 01/10/2011


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once:
 
Together with Sting 
  
2011-10-01 - BEACON THEATRE, NY
 
Charity concert marking Sting's 60th birthday and 25th anniversary of his solo career, with proceeds going to the Robin Hood Foundation to fight poverty. With all artists performing Sting's songs, Bruce plays "I Hung My Head" with Sting's band, before embarking on a solo acoustic "Fields Of Gold". Sting joins Bruce for "Can't Stand Losing You". The finales "Every Breath You Take" and "Happy Birthday" are with all the night's artists on stage, including Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Branford Marsalis, Rufus Wainwright, will.i.am, Bryn Terfel, and Mary J. Blige, plus Sting himself, along with his wife Trudie Styler and a Gaelic bagpipe troupe. 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Can't Stand Losing You" is a song by English rock band The Police, released from their debut album Outlandos d'Amour, both in 1978.  It was written by Sting as a song about suicide. The song also gained controversy for its single cover art, featuring Stewart Copeland hanging himself.  "Can't Stand Losing You" features lyrics which, according to Sting, is "about a teenage suicide, which is always a bit of a joke." Sting also claimed that the lyrics took him only five minutes to write. The original single was banned by the BBC because of the controversial cover (an alternative cover was released in some places). As Sting described: "The reason they [the BBC] had a problem with "Can't Stand Losing You" was because the photo on the cover of the single had Stewart standing on a block of ice with a noose around his neck, waiting for the ice to melt." Despite this, or perhaps because of the extra attention from the controversy, it became the group's first single to break the charts, and has held a spot in their live sets ever since it was written. The photography on the controversial cover was by Peter Gravelle.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Bruce and Sting became very close friends since the Amnesty International - Human Rights Now! tour. They go frequently on vacation together with their families.
 
 
 
Together they had 29 times live performances 

2016-12-14 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY
2013-02-08 Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
2011-10-01 Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY
2010-05-13 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY
1995-04-12 Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY
1991-02-09 Sting Residence, Malibu, CA
1990-02-12 Greenacres, Beverly Hills, CA
1990-02-12 China Club, Hollywood, CA
1990-01-17 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, NY
1988-10-15 Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1988-10-14 Estadio Mundialista Mendoza, Mendoza, Argentina
1988-10-12 Parque Antártica, São Paulo, Brazil
1988-10-09 Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
1988-10-07 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe
1988-10-03 Olympiáko Stádio "Spyros Louis", Athens, Greece
1988-09-30 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India
1988-09-21 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
1988-09-19 John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
1988-09-17 Olympic Stadium, Montreal, QC
1988-09-15 Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON
1988-09-13 Estadio Nacional De Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
1988-09-10 Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
1988-09-08 Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy
1988-09-06 Népstadion, Budapest, Hungary
1988-09-05 Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
1988-09-04 Palais Omnisports De Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
1988-09-02 Wembley Stadium, London, England
1988-08-24 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY
1987-01-21 Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, NY 
 

Lyrics

I called you so many times today
And I guess it's all true what your girlfriends say
That you don't ever want to see me again
And your brother's gonna kill me and he's six feet ten
I guess you'd call it cowardice
But I'm not prepared to go on like this
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing you
I can't stand losing you
I can't stand losing you
I can't stand losing you
I see you've sent my letters back
And my L.P. records and they're all scratched
I can't see the point in another day
When nobody listens to a word I say
You can call it lack of confidence
But to carry on living doesn't make no sense
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I guess this is our last goodbye
And you don't care, so I won't cry
And you'll be sorry when I'm dead
When all this guilt will be on your head
I guess you'd call it suicide
But I'm too full, to swallow my pride
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing.
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing,
I can't, I can't, I can't, I can't stand losing you