The Police: Every Breath You Take Meaning
Song Released: 1983
Covered By: Glee Cast
Every Breath You Take Lyrics
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...
anonymous Jul 13th, 2008 7:28pm report
My friends and I call this "the stalker song". Hahaha!
anonymous 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.
anonymous Mar 26th, 2012 3:58am report
its written againts the Govt. before laughing out. read the lyrics once keeping my pt in mind
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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 Aug 18th, 2008 8:30pm report
Yeah it is about a stalker.
Soothsayer 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.
anonymous 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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