Antillectual – Truth Hits Everybody (The Police)

Releasing singles instead of albums gives us the freedom to do different stuff. Our third single is therefore a cover. We’re very excited to present you our new single: Truth Hits Everybody, a cover of The Police!

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Lyrics

Sleep lay behind me like a broken ocean
Strange waking dreams before my eyes unfold
You lay there sleeping like an open doorway
I stepped outside myself and felt so cold

Take a look at my new toy
It’ll blow your head in two, oh boy

Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone

I thought about it and my dream was broken
I clutch at images like dying breath
And I don’t want to make a fuss about it
The only certain thing in life is death

Take a look at my new toy
It’ll blow your head in two, oh boy

Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone

Where you want to be
Won’t you ever see?

Truth hits everybody
Truth hits everyone

Original songwriter / lyricist: Gordon Sumner

Liner notes

We wanted to experiment and record other people’s music. Most of the bands we grew up on are still around or reunited, but we didn’t feel like covering bands that are still active. It was much more interesting to go back one more generation and find early punk songs with a modern melodic vibe to them. Truth Hits Everybody was the first song that came to mind. From the first time I heard it, it felt like something that would match with our own style very well. Not surprisingly the song appeared to be in a key we use a lot ourselves.

Credits: Drums and bass recorded by Emiel Thoonen; vocals, guitars and hammond recorded by Menno Bakker at Amsterdam Recording Company. Mixed by Menno Bakker at ARC, mastering by Carl Saff. Video by Ruben Smulders. Artwork by Andy Dahlström.

Truth Hits Everybody tour

  • Mar6
    Les Vieux de la Vieille
    France Reims
  • Mar7
    Brin de Zinc
    France Chambery
  • Mar8
    KJBI
    France Montpellier
  • Mar9
    ATV
    Spain Girona
  • Mar10
    La Deskomunal
    Spain Barcelona
  • Mar12
    Wurlitzer Ballroom
    Spain Madrid
  • Mar13
    Tokyo
    Portugal Lisboa
  • Mar14
    Socorro
    Portugal Porto
  • Mar15
    Mardi gras
    Spain A Coruna
  • Mar16
    Lata de Zinc
    Spain Oviedo
  • Mar17
    Black Flag
    France Seignosse
  • Mar18
    Chez Luc
    France Roumazieres
  • Mar19
    Black Shelter
    France Nantes
  • Mar29
    Manchester Punk Fest
    United Kingdom Manchester
  • Mar31
    Osterrock
    Germany Vechta
  • Apr11
    Patronaat
    Netherlands Haarlem
  • Apr12
    Nieuwe Nor
    Netherlands Heerlen
  • Apr13
    Gigant
    Netherlands Apeldoorn
  • Apr20
    Teste Ribelli Fest
    Italy Modena
  • May19
    NOFX final show (Ketelhuisplein)
    Netherlands Eindhoven
  • May22
    Kulturrampe
    Germany Krefeld
  • May23
    Stumpf
    Germany Hannover
  • May24
    Badehaus
    Germany Berlin
  • May25
    Fairticken
    Germany Bielefeld
  • Jun7
    PAARD
    Netherlands Den Haag
  • Jun14
    So What!
    Netherlands Gouda
  • Jun21
    De Pul
    Netherlands Uden
  • Dec14
    Friends First Fest (De Onderbroek)
    Netherlands Nijmegen
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