Having been a songwriter such a lot of my existence, condensing my principles and feelings into brief rhyming couplets and surroundings them to tune, I had by no means quite thought of writing a booklet. yet upon arriving on the reflective age of 50, i discovered myself drawn, for the 1st time, to put in writing lengthy passages that have been as stimulating and fascinating to me as any songwriting I had ever done.
And so Broken track began to take form. it's a publication concerning the early a part of my existence, from youth via youth, correct as much as the eve of my good fortune with the Police. it's a tale only a few humans know.
I had no real interest in writing a standard autobiographical recitation of every little thing that’s ever occurred to me. in its place i discovered myself attracted to exploring particular moments, yes humans and relationships, and specific occasions which nonetheless resonate powerfully for me as i attempt to comprehend the kid i used to be, and the guy I became.
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