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1. In 2004, this song became the third single released from Sting's 2003 album "Sacred Love", and it climbed to number one on the "Billboard" US Dance Club Songs.
Which song by Sting is about a psychic experience of a CAR THIEF who envisions the vehicle's owners, the individuals of a family burdened with the consequences of an extramarital affair?
2. Released July 6, 2004, this second single from Sting's 2003 "Sacred Love" album did not fare as well as almost all of his other singles on world charts. However, it did win a Grammy at the 46th Grammy Awards.
In which 2004 Sting song with an R&B sound would you find these lyrics: "Whenever I kneel to pray, whenever I need to find a way / I'm calling out your name"?
3. "Send Your Love", the first single released from Sting's seventh studio album "Sacred Love", features the talents of Vicente Amigo, who was born near Seville, Spain, but grew up in Cordoba, where he now lives.
What instrument, the national instrument of Spain, does Vicente Amigo play during the recording of Sting's song "Send Your Love"?
4. During the transitional interlude of "Dead Man's Rope", a song from Sting's 2003 album "Sacred Love", a listener will hear these words: "Walking in his footsteps / Walking in his footsteps".
Why might a devoted fan and longtime follower of Sting's music find these words and the tune supporting them rather familiar?
5. After Sting's lengthy period of experimentation with various genres--including pop, jazz, blues, world, country, and folk--many fans found themselves surprised by one song in particular from his 2003 album "Sacred Love". This song represents a return to Sting's rock roots with not only its heavy guitar sound but even its anti-war theme.
Which song from Sting's "Sacred Love" album not only attacks humankind's "war on love and life itself" but also his government's participation in the War on Terror with words like, "You may have won THIS WAR we're fighting / But would you tolerate the peace?"
6. One of the songs from Sting's 2003 album "Sacred Love" is entitled "The Book of My Life", and it features the musicianship of Anoushka Shankar, the daughter of Ravi Shankar and half-sister of Norah Jones.
Which instrument, used primarily in Hindustani and Indian classical music, does Anoushka Shankar play during "The Book of My Life" from Sting's "Sacred Love" album?
7. "Send Your Love", the first single released from Sting's 2003 album "Sacred Love", begins with four paraphrased lines of an early nineteenth-century British poem entitled "Auguries of Innocence": "Finding the world in the smallness of a grain of sand / And holding infinities in the palm of your hand / And heaven's realms in the seedlings of this tiny flower / And eternities in the space of a single hour".
If you think of this poem's tiltle as well as the title of one of his books--"Songs of Innocence"--can you tell me the name of the British poet who wrote the original lines Sting paraphrased?
8. The following lyrics can be found in a song from Sting's 2003 album "Sacred Love": "There's a chapter on God that I don't understand / There's a promise of heaven and hell but I'm damned if I see / Though the pages are numbered / I can't see where they lead / For the end is a mystery no one can read".
Paying attention to some of the LITERARY-themed words in these lines, can you deduce the title of Sting's song?
9. The single "Whenever I Say Your Name" from Sting's 2003 "Sacred Love" album was written specifically for the woman who joins Sting in singing the recorded version of the song on the album.
Who is this multi-Grammy-winning R&B and hip hop soul artist who sings "Whenever I Say Your Name" as a duet with Sting and has released a number of albums, such as "What's the 411?", "My Life", and "Share My World"?
10. In one of Sting's songs from his 2003 album "Sacred Love", a man attempts to rekindle a relationship with a woman from his past and asks her to "think about a new tomorrow". However, she responds, "You know I used to love you, baby, / But you're thinking way too fast . . . ".
What is the title of this 2003 Sting song, a statement which is sung immediately before the woman's advice, "And let's get on with the past"?
11. During one song from Sting's "Sacred Love" album, he sings its one-word title at least twenty-five times. Many of the lines begin with the word: for example, "______ the doors are sealed to love / ______ my heart is sleeping / ______ the fingers of my glove / ______ the bones of my right hand".
Which adverb and preposition serves as the only single-word title found on Sting's 2003 studio album "Sacred Love"?
12. The following two individuals are highly acclaimed musicians who collaborated with Sting on his 2003 studio album "Sacred Love". One of them grew up in the Wandsworth district of London and became a pianist who has released several of his own albums, including "A Clearer View" in 1990 and "Held" in 2016. The other grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and became a bassist who has released albums as well, like "Gettin' to It" in 1994 and "Bringin it" in 2017.
Which two musicians played piano and double bass on Sting's 2003 "Sacred Love"?
13. Sting's 2003 "Sacred Love" album exists in several editions, each one including a bonus track. On some of those editions, the single "Send Your Love" has been remixed to become a dance track.
Who is the Grammy-award-winning producer and owner of AUDacious Records responsible for the remix of Sting's single "Send Your Love"?
14. Toward the end of one of the songs from Sting's "Sacred Love" album, the listener hears the following lines: "I've been thinking 'bout the Bible / I've been thinking 'bout Adam and Eve / I've been thinking 'bout the garden / I've been thinking 'bout the tree of knowledge and the tree of life / I've been thinking 'bout forbidden fruit / I've been thinking 'bout a man and his wife".
According to the title of this song from Sting's 2003 studio album, what, in summation of the above lines alluding to Biblical people and events, has Sting "been thinking 'bout"?
15. "Well, it's five in the morning" when a woman, who's apparently been contemplating leaving her husband, finally commits to running away at the beginning of a song on Sting's 2003 studio album.
What is the title of this song from Sting's "Sacred Love" album, a title that completes these lyrics: "And in your imagination you're a thousand miles away / Because too many of his promises got broken on the way / So you write it in a letter all the things you couldn't say / And you tell him that you're . . . "?
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