Message in a Bottle

‘Message In A Bottle’ is a good song. That can move me. I like the idea that while it’s about loneliness and alienation it’s also about finding solace and other people going through the same thing. The guy’s on a desert island and throws a bottle out to sea saying he’s alone and all these millions of bottles come back saying, So what So am I! I like the fact that the whole deal is clinched by the third verse. It makes a journey.

—Sting, Q, 11/1993
There you go, all the explanation you need, as if this song needed explaining. Yes, but what does the act of throwing a bottle message into the sea represent? What does it say about the human condition? What, in the end, is the take-home lesson here? Please discuss, and hand in your essays same time tomorrow.

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