The song was also the final one in their twenty-four song set list...* They would not tour again until May of 2007; the tour was named 'The Police Reunion Tour' and it ended in November 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.On February 26th 1984, "Wrapped Around Your Finger" by the Police peaked at #8 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered the chart on January 1st at position #61 and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...He chose to avoid Charybdis at the expense of losing six sailors to Scylla's multiple maws.
I agree with Rebekah above and her take on the song.
Wrapped around your finger is a chilling song about a man who has had enough and decisively moves from being under the control of a woman to the one in control. I don't remember where I heard the same, but I know that I did, and it was when the song originally came out in 1983 or so.
I can see the destiny you sold (the road less traveled) turned into a shining band of gold.(she got married and is dissatified with her life) I'll be wrapped around your finger.(if I stay I'll be sucked in by you) I'll be wrapped around your finger.
Mephistopheles is not your name,( I know your not evil) But I know what you're up to just the same.(you are trying to entice me because you are dissatified and lonely seeking relief in the wrong place) I will listen hard to your tuition,(he's going for it.
(this is a married couple)(symbolic) Hypnotized by you if I should linger (attracted to a beautiful woman) Staring at the ring around your finger.
(she's married) I have only come here seeking knowledge,(lieing to himself) Things they would not teach me of in college.Older woman young man,he doesn't want to resist) And you will see it come to it's fruition.(it's just an affair and sooner or later it will be over) I'll be wrapped around your finger.(young men love sex,what can he say? Devil and the deep blue sea behind me (he;s taking a chance her husband won't find out) Vanish in the air you'll never find me. I will turn your face to alabaster,( you will become a beautiful memory.) Then you'll find your servant is your master, (but you will yearn for me. You will live in your memorys.) And you'll be wrapped around my finger.( metiforic.) I'll be wrapped around your finger.(we have a history.It happened) You'll be wrapped around my finger.(we have a history.References can be found subliminally in many places in the song. She eventually learns enough to capture, imprison, or kill Merlin.Trapping him in an object such as a ring ("turned into a shining band of gold") or turning him to stone (I will turn your face to alabaster) are not unusual in various recountings.On March 4th 1984, the Police play the final concert of their 'Synchronicity' world tour*; the concert was at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds in Melbourne, Australia...