Shape Of My Heart

A slightly different post today…
I recently came across an interview Sting gave about the song ‘Shape of My Heart’ and guess what? Yes, it made me think of trading. It’s interesting that in all these years, the song was release in 1993, I had never made the connection…
Here is what Sting said about the song in a promotional interview:
“I wanted to write about a card player, a gambler who gambles not to win but to try and figure out something; to figure out some kind of mystical logic in luck, or chance; some kind of scientific, almost religious law. So this guy’s a philosopher, he’s not playing for respect and he’s not playing for money, he’s just trying to figure out the law – there has to be some logic to it. He’s a poker player so it’s not easy for him to express his emotions, in fact he doesn’t express anything, he has a mask, and it’s just one mask and it never changes.”
And here are some of the lyrics:
He deals the cards as a meditation
And those he plays never suspect
He doesn’t play for the money he wins
He don’t play for respect
He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance

2 thoughts on “Shape Of My Heart

  1. One of my favourite tunes! Thanks for the reminder that this is a game of chance. 50, Happy New Year and best wishes for 2018, now let’s see if we can get some synchronicity with the markets. Cheers, S.

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