Sumner's Tales: Sting talks...
"It's tongue-in-cheek, light heartedly saying, 'Well, you've heard the songs but you know nothing about me'. I think it's hard to know someone and that to know someone really well you have to actually love them, and love them for their good points and their bad points. So you to live with them really. I've been the victim of a lot of amateur psychoanalysis, and yet the only people you really know me are my family, and they seem to put up with me."
'Ten Summoner's Tales' Promotional Interview Disc, '93
"I finished 'Ten Summoner's Tales' with this. It's a tongue-in-cheek reaction to all the amateur psychology I'm subjected to whenever I put an album out. Listeners figure they can work you out through the songs. And they probably can. I'm not sure it suits my purpose to be so transparent though, so this is my attempt at diverting that. It's supposed to be a funny song. I make no bones about my debt to black American music of the Sixties. It led me on to jazz and a lot of other things. I went from the Beatles to Motown to Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis. Then I joined the Police which was another diversion in my life."
Independent On Sunday, 11/94
"Yet on the record's final song, 'Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me)', I say you can search all and still not know anything about me, the storyteller. But maybe that's not true, because being whimsical is an essential part of my personality and my own searching. I want to be a good pilgrim on the road to Canterbury, but I want to ignore all the signposts along the way."
'Nothing 'Bout Me' is a delightfully light hearted track from 1993's 'Ten Summoner's Tales' album. The track was chosen as the final single to be released from the album, and was a regular during the Summoner's Travel's tour.