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The Police: Every Breath You Take Meaning

Song Released: 1983


Covered By: Glee Cast


Every Breath You Take Lyrics

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
Ill be watching you

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
Ill be watching you

Oh, cant you see
You belong to...

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    tlgeer
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    May 11th, 2013 5:52pm report


    This is a song about a stalker.

    I remember watching an interview with Sting and him saying that when he found out that people were playing this song at their weddings he was amazed. This is not a love song whatsoever.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 26th, 2012 11:28pm report


    Sting didn't actually stalk his ex-wife. He simply watched her in the projection TV installed in his brain. Remember, Sting is an alien. It shouldn've occurred to you when he was an Englishman in New York.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 26th, 2012 3:58am report


    its written againts the Govt. before laughing out. read the lyrics once keeping my pt in mind



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    anonymous
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    Nov 28th, 2011 11:56pm report


    So, clearly this song is about stalking someone and tracing their every move, declaring that that person is technically owned when in reality they aren't.



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    anonymous
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    May 29th, 2011 5:08am report


    This interpretation may be influenced by the remake by P.Diddy, but I have always listened to this song as if it is a loved one that has been lost and is in Heaven looking down on you.
    "Since youve gone I been lost without a trace
    I dream at night I can only see your face
    I look around but its you I cant replace
    I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
    I keep crying" This part is the person that is still alive telling their dead loved one how much they miss them.
    The loved one is in Heaven watching over them and they know when they are faking a smile, they brake a vow, and just whenever they take a breath or make a move. It is supposed to comfort the person left behind on Earth to know that they are always with them and they still know them very well like they did when they were together. This may be a dead lover, a dead parent, a dead child, a dead sibling, or a dead friend; it could be anyone that you have lost that was very close to you.
    It may sound bizzare, but the next time you listen to this song, listen look for this.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 2011 3:52pm report


    Actually, Sting at this time got deeply into Buddhism and the practice of Mindfulness meditation, which includes breathing meditation, where you focus on the breath going in and out of your body.

    Thus the song is not about a lover but about his relationship to his mind and Self, and the attempt to escape the dominance of the Ego/Mind and return to the serenity of the eternal Self and God.

    Whoa.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Aug 18th, 2008 8:30pm report


    Yeah it is about a stalker.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 13th, 2008 7:28pm report


    My friends and I call this "the stalker song". Hahaha!



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    adamssong91
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    Feb 14th, 2008 2:25pm report


    Yes, I agree with both of the people directly above me, it was about Sting's recent split at the time AND how he stalked her. "Every breath you take, every move you make, every bond you break, every step you take, I'll Be Wtching You."



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    Soothsayer
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    Jan 23rd, 2008 1:11pm report


    The song was written after Sting split with his first wife Francis Tomelty and it covers the possessive feelings of love that he still had for her: "Oh can't you see you belong to me" Anyone who has been in love, split and then regretted it can probably identify strongly with the lyric.
    I think Fran was probably "the love of" Stings life. Yes it could also be seen as describing the thought process that underly stalking.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 17th, 2007 10:07pm report


    It was actually written about a man who was stalking his ex lover, watching "every move she makes" and in an interview , sting wrote it about his ex, and the hypnotic back riffs are to mirror the psychotic ways of the lover.



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    JohnDMcClane
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    Sep 2nd, 2007 9:15pm report


    Or he THINKS that she's his, but she's not, cause he sings "Every smile you fake", so he thinks she's not REALLY happy, just fake it



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    JohnDMcClane
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    Aug 3rd, 2007 8:17am report


    I think this song is about a guy, who has a crush on a girl, and wants to see everything she does, even "Every Breath" she takes.




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