Every Breath You Take Lyrics - Sting & Police



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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

O 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 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 crying baby, baby please

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







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Why all the confusion? | Reviewer: Facepalm | 12/10/13

it's clearly a song about obsessive love and has nothing whatsoever to do with the love for a child. And no, the subject matter doesn't disqualify it as a good song. How banal would music be if only happy-go-lucky lyrics equaled good songs?
I can't stand Sting but he penned a great number here.

Jesus, there are a lot of idiots on the internet!

this is not a straight up love song - read the lyrics | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/31/13

I cant believe people are saying this is to do with the love of a mother and a child...

The clue comes right at the end of the song

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

Every vow you break? Every smile you fake?... hardly the words a doting mother or father would use. The whole song talks about how the subject of the song is missing the object of his affections:

Its only at the end the implied criticism comes in - suggesting that even though the subject of the song is besotted he thinks that she is false: a vow breaker, a fake smiler - its obvious this is about obsessive brokenhearted love. He's watching her - what for? - it doesnt say explicitly... but in this context it doesnt imply for any good reasons - revenge maybe - or just plain old stalking... either way this song is NOT a straight up love song or about filial love or even political... not if you take the lyrics at face value anyway

Want to set you straight on the lyrics. | Reviewer: Setustraight | 8/2/13

Sting wrote this song as a political statement (as most of the Police songs are) telling the government that "Every breath you take, Every move you make, Every bond you break, Every step you take, I'll be watching you."

My daughter"s wedding | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/12/13

I thought the song was about the love you have for a child and when my Daughter ask did I have a song for the two of us to dance to at her wedding I told her every breath you take She said no way its about a stalker, its her wedding. However I do not think it is about a stalker.

Watching them grow up and move out | Reviewer: lotsoflove | 5/19/13

Some say it's all about possession - Some say it's all about loss - I think it is all about if you truly love something/someone, you set them free and if it comes back it's yours - if it doesn't come back it never was. And if we love our kids this is what we all do. But some kids don't come back. It always brings tears to me.

This song vs. a modern song | Reviewer: aNoNyMoUs | 4/2/13

the lyrics of the song makes sense, since you're i been lost without a trace......see your face.....i can't replace........i love for your embrace. the lyrics are rhyming and you can feel the mood of this song. The lyrics of Justin Bieber's Baby..... baby, baby, baby ohhhh like baby, baby, baby ohhh and other one Nicki Minaj's senseless song Stupid hoe you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe yeah and lastly gangnam style ehhhhhh sexy lady oooo oppa gangnam style. Do you think the modern songs today make sense? Of course not! So guys do not listen to the modern songs today that will give you a terrible headache.

Perfect timing... | Reviewer: Amelia | 8/22/12

I'm 66 yrs. old and remember hearing that song back in the day but was to busy trying to "survive" to really listen to the lyrics. It's the music that stuck in my mind and the only lyric I remember was "I'll be watching you.." I heard the entire song and lyrics today on an episode of Cold Case and it really touched my heart deeply. So I wanted to share...

read the words | Reviewer: b | 1/31/12

This song is not about someone looking down from heaven, or a mother watching over a child, it is a song about a love who has left, and the singer does not want that.
"O can't you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches with every step you take"

Ownership, and heartache with each step away. The ownership shows it is not a love song of any kind, it is a song about possession.

"Since you've gone I 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 crying baby, baby please"

On it's own this verse could be about someone who has died, except the rest of the song is about watching that person as they go about their lives. And the watching every move the person makes is not the behaviour of love, it is obsession.

The song is about obsession and possession, and we should all feel sorry for anyone who thinks that is love.

Love it | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/10/11

Contrary to belief, this song isn't about stalking. I watched an interview with Sting where the stalking topic was questioned, and he had no idea about it until recently, he thought of the song more as a mother watching over her child, and the love she gives. I really don't care what anyone says, I love this song, and I think it's very well written.

Love-Hate | Reviewer: Amit | 6/12/10

I love the song.

The lyrics though can be issue if put in actual practice. Till the time it is not I thing we should listen and enjoy this classic song, the guitar....I fell in love with the song the first time heard it...!!

this is song is a disgrace to the world | Reviewer: chelsea | 11/30/09

i hate this song, everytime i hear it i wont to kill myself, police needs shouting ,really my 5 year old would be able to do a better song then this, and heaven k well theres one word to describe you SAD!

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE | Reviewer: DEON | 3/23/09

THIS SONG ROCKS SO YEAH IT IS AWSOME.I'M GONNA WAIT UNTIL MY PAGE IS ALREADY FULL. SO THE SONG IT IS CLASSIC AND IT HAS GREAT GUITAR.WHEN I TAKE ONE STEP I WILL SCREAM. SO LOUD IN MY HOUSE BECUSE I TOOK ONE STEP.OH LOOK MY PAGE IS ALMOST FULL MY WRITING IS SO FAST AND EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE. THE SONG ROCKS I WILL NEVER STOP WRITING BECUSE THIS SONG ROCKS HAHA. THIS WAS THE FIRST SONG I'V EVER LISTENED TO.PEACE YA'LL.I NEVER WANTED I WAS GONNA SUMBIT THIS BUT I WASENT GONNA[PEACE EVERY BODY]

Daniel, Sydney | Reviewer: Daniel Tucker | 3/3/09

This song is one of my all time favourites. I never get sick of hearing it. My father bought me Synchronicity for Xmas in '83 and this song was the first I listened to. It's simple and you will never forget it.

It's indeed about stalking... | Reviewer: Karma | 1/27/09

...but I bet most of the people have experienced love that in one point does feel like stalking. Unrequited or just so strong that it makes you feel like you can't get enough of that person. So it's about stalking but also describes love kinda well imo. Or maybe my love is just obsessive :D

i love this song | Reviewer: the green | 10/3/07

whenever i hear this song i feel wanna cry, especially the bridge Since you've gone I've been lost... it just describes exactly of me and this song is the best song ever i love it


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