"Every Breath You Take" as written by Gordon Matthew Sumner and Pieter Van Der Watt....
Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you
Every single day and 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 crying, "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 and 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 and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take (I'll be watching you)
Every single day and 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 and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I'll be watching you)

Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take (I'll be watching you)
Every single day and 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 and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I'll be watching you)


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"Every Breath You Take" as written by Gordon Sumner

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    General Commentthe stalking song.
    stacibugon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti saw an interview with sting where he said he wrote this song about the cold war but people just assumed it was a stalkerish love song
    PJ10on June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHe wrote this after splitting with his actress wife, My mate thinks it's about a stalker but It says 'Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace.................I feel so cold and I long for your embrace' A stalker would'nt embrace you ! Dale you dick!
    Barreraon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy best friend swore to me that at some point in this song he sings "every cake you bake." Ha ha. She was wrong. Dummy.
    Guybrushon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentanybody ever heard the version of this song off of "All This Time"? it's faaaabulous! :)
    skizdion April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwasn't this the police before sting went solo?
    chelzon June 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYes, that right. This is actually about a skalker, it's a very misinturpreted song.
    Philadelphia Eagleson September 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI cant remember which song it is, but sting does sing 'every cake you bake, evey leg you break' taking the p**s out of himself. He's allowed a sense of humor people!

    I think this songs about his son and daughter, I think they're called Joe and Kate, by his first marriage. When he got divorced, he didnt get to see them as much, and I think this songs about that. Saying that even though he cant always be with them, he will always be there for them.

    I dunno, I could be way off.
    theladysopalon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's always made me think that it's about a daughter of his who has run away, or gone into some kind of bad relationship, or gone onto the streets or totally rejected him as a father or something. Of course, I don't actually know his history, so I guess it could be anything. Perhaps it's a tribute to fathers who have lost their daughters in some way.

    I don't know how you can say so definitively that it's about a stalker, Philly.
    Bodesteron October 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's a Police song, not just a Sting song. The 'every cake you bake, every leg you break' bit is at the end of "Love Is the Seventh Wave."

    The song really is about a stalker. It's about obsession, surveillance, and possessiveness. "Every step you take, I'll be watching you." "Every night you stay [i.e., stay with someone else] I'll be watching you." The relationship between the singer and the subject is over, but the singer refuses to let go.

    Sting said it was a metaphor for government surveillance.

    There is nothing cuddly about this song at all. Sting even said he was creeped out at the thought of people having this played at their wedding. Creeped out all the way to the bank, I guess.
    thedouglason November 22, 2004   Link

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