London: Musician Sting has revealed that he did not write songs from past eight years because he was tired of putting his private life on display through the lyrics of his tunes.
The 63-year-old former 'The Police' star has made a comeback with the music for new Broadway stage show 'The Last Ship' but says he had no desire to write anything original in the years between, reported Contactmusic.
"I'd built my life upon this skill of matching rhyming couplets with melodies and, in the process, you have to dredge up stuff from your unconscious, all your history and put it on a page and then record it for the scrutiny of the world.
"I decided that I put so much of my private life on display that I was perhaps tired of it. I think for eight years I didn't write a song. I toured. I recorded other people's music. I did an album of winter music but I didn't have anything to show that was original," he said.