The Police – Spirits In The Material World (Lyrics)

By | July 5, 2018

“Spirits In The Material World” by The Police, from their album Ghost In The Machine (1981). This was the third single released from the album and was a Top 10 hit in Ireland, France & The Netherlands, and a Top 20 in The US, The UK & Canada.

20 thoughts on “The Police – Spirits In The Material World (Lyrics)

  1. thatMimosaGrove

    Skeptics are always asking for proof of the spirit. But as it turns out, it's not the spiritual world that's the problem. It's the physical world. It's an illusion. We've learned from quantum mechanics that there is no such thing as "physical." There is literally no material to be found anywhere. The entire universe is mental or spiritual. Thus, instead of "we are spirits in the material world," it would be more accurate to say "we appear as material beings in the spiritual world" (yeah, not nearly as catchy I realize, haha!). Listen to this: "…We can see that it was right to dismiss the notion of the Ghost in the Machine, not because there is no Ghost but because there is no Machine" (science writers Paul Davies and John Gribbin in The Matter Myth: Dramatic Discoveries that Challenge Our Understanding of Physical Reality).

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  2. Δαμιανός Αναστασιάδης

    The words touch the soul and mind of every thinking human. I agree the best white reggae ever. I was 15 then

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  3. Follow Up

    No confusion- they’re telling you. We are not meant to be consumers- we are spiritual in nature. Great song- great message. Yeshua is the way!

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  4. Jo Manu

    TRACKING AND DECODING THE HEBREWS, MOSES AND THE YAHOO – YAHWEH GODS!!!!! TRACKING YAHWEH'S LIES AND THE CONTRADICTIONS OF THE BIBLE. TRACKING, DECODING THE JESUS ENIGMA/PARADOX AND THE PAINFUL EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS FROM HUMAN TROGLODYTE TO HUMAN GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PRAYING FOR A GOD WHO WASN'T THERE NOR ANYWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE TO SOLVE OUR HUMAN DILEMMAS IS NOT A WAY OUT TO SCAPE FROM OUR REALITY!!!!!!!! DOES YAHWEH UNDERSTAND CONSCIOUSNESS?????

    IN CONCLUSION IN MY JOURNEY LOOKING FOR A DIVINE ENTITY, I ONLY FOUND WARS, HUMAN TROGLODYTES CONTROLLING THEIR ENVIRONMENT IN ORDER TO IMPOSE THEIR AUTHORITY AND GOD'S AUTHORITY TO CONTROL OTHERS. NIETZSCHE FINALLY KILLED GOD IN HIS BOOK. "GOD IS DEAD" AND THEN ADOLF HITLER CAME FEW YEARS LATER TO TRY TO EXTINGUISH THE JEWISH RACE AND OTHER INFERIOR HUMANS IN THE NAME OF HIS NAZI BIOLOGICAL CLEANSING THEORY. SO, MY FINAL QUESTION IS. WHERE WAS YAHWEH AND THE WHOLE HIERARCHY/ARMY OF DEMIGODS WHO WERE CREATED IN MESOPOTAMIA WHEN HITLERS WAS TURNING THE JEWISH RACE INTO ASHES IN ORDER TO CREATE A NEW WORLD THAT WILL BE CONTROLLED ONLY BY THE WHITE GERMANIC SUPREMACISTS????

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  5. Stephen Sponsler

    Where does the answer lie? If it's something we can buy? Answer: The 'Invisible Sun' (Son) of course: …And the One seated on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are faithful and true.” And He told me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give freely from the spring of the water of life. The one who is victorious will inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will be My son.…

    "Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

    John 4:10
    Jesus answered, "If you knew the gift of God and who is asking you for a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."

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  6. Elizabeth Neely

    in this time of wars and Muslim Vs. Christian Vs . everyone else we must look inside of our spirit to find the Truth of what God expects from us….

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  7. J_P_H

    I love STILL love this song. It means more to me now than I when I was younger. But seriously…check out the calculator watch Sting is rocking (0:15). Oh the 80's…

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  8. Najdorfa6

    Definitive Police…if their was only one I could choose, it would be this one.

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  9. Elvira de vries

    Foutje te snel getypt wat werd voorspelt toen en wat een hit werd en wat niet voorspelling kwam goed uit toen supper lp

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  10. Elvira de vries

    zo goed hele lp alle liedje voorst werd en wat niet kwam goed uit toenpeld wat een hi

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  11. paulimadonna

    I thought this was song after Material girl, i see i was wrong.

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  12. cindy eyeoftheangel le marinel

    spirits attached to a body! This song is telling us something. come on wake up!!

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  13. Steve Jones

    Some of you "people" think it's a jam, YOU ARE A SPIRIT. There is wisdom and a higher truth to this song than you just a "jingle", LOOK, LISTEN, LEARN. Cheers.

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  14. Mike Reiss

    The message of this song is just as relevant today as back then if not more so.

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  15. thespanish21god

    One of the GREATEST Reggae/Rock songs of ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Time!!! 

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