Every breath you take, Every move you make, Every bond you break, Every step you take…

I never thought this was a silly love song.

I got immediately that this was a very angry, nasty tune.

Sting later said he was disconcerted by how many people think the song is more positive than it is. He insists it’s about unrequited love (the song was written at the time he and his then wife divorced), about the obsession with the lost lover, the jealousy and surveillance that followed. “One couple told me ‘Oh we love that song; it was the main song played at our wedding!’ I thought, ‘Well, good luck.'” When asked why he appears angry in the music video Sting told BBC Radio 2, “I think the song is very, very sinister and ugly and people have misinterpreted it as being a gentle, little love song.” Source

Every Breath You Take, The Police in 1983

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I’ll be watching you

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
I’ll be watching you

Oh can’t you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I’ll be watching you

Since you’ve gone I’ve been lost without a trace
I dream at night, I can only see your face
I look around but it’s you I can’t replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep calling baby, baby please…

Oh can’t you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I’ll be watching you

Every move you make
Every step you take
I’ll be watching you
I’ll be watching you

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take (I’ll be watching you)

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake (I’ll be watching you)

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take (I’ll be watching you)

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake (I’ll be watching you)

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay (I’ll be watching you)


One Response to Every breath you take, Every move you make, Every bond you break, Every step you take…

  1. wallernotweller says:

    for the longest time i had no idea what it was about. but you listen properly and you get it str8 away…
    http://wallernotweller.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/review-the-police-synchronicity-am/

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