"I pluck a title from the air, just free-associating, and then try to figure out a story that it could apply to. I was fascinated by the dangerous obsession at the center of Nabokov's novel 'Lolita', so I transposed this idea to a relationship between a teacher and his pupil. Wanting by this time to identify whatever my sources were, I conspired to get the author's name into the song with one of the loosest rhymes in the history of pop. Well, I thought it was hilarious, but I caught some flak." - Sting
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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