"Does Everyone Stare" as written by and Stewart Copeland....
I change my clothes ten times before I take you on a date
I'm in a cold sweat, I panic, and it makes me late
I knew you never asked for this
I know
My shots will always miss, I know
My shots will always miss

Does everyone stare this way at you?
I only look this way at you

I change my clothes ten times before I take you on a date
I get the heebie-jeebies, and my panic makes me late
I break into a cold sweat reaching for the phone
I let it ring twice before I chicken out and decide you're not at home

Does everyone stare the way I do?
I only stare this way at you

I never noticed the size of my feet
Until I kicked you in the shins
Will you ever forgive me
For the shape I'm in
For the shape I'm in

Does everyone stare the way I do?
I only stare this way at you

I'm gonna write you a sonnet but I don't know where to start
I'm so used to laughing at the things in my heart
Last of all I'm sorry ''cause you never asked for this
I can see I'm not your type and my shot will always miss
Always miss

Does everyone stare the way I do?
I only stare this way at you

Does everyone stare the way I do?
I only stare this way at you

Does everyone stare the way I do?
I only stare this way at you

Does everyone stare the way I do?
I only stare this way at you

Does everyone stare the way I do?
I only stare this way at you

Does everyone stare the way I do?
I only stare this way at you

Does everyone stare the way I do?
I only stare this way at you

Does everyone stare the way I do?


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"Does Everyone Stare" as written by Stewart Copeland

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    General CommentI can't believe how no one has commented on this song yet, and many other Police songs on this site.
    Anyway, I think this is a very pretty straight forward song about a guy who's in love with a woman but he really lacks self-confidence. That's why he sweats so much and talks about his big feet.
    I love how the piano riff bends with the actual music in the intro, and Sting's whisper is awesome.
    I like how he says "heebie-jeebies"! it's funny.
    anyway, probably nobody is gonna read this, but meh...
    Best line in the song:
    "I let it ring twice before I chicken out and decide you're not at home", how many times have we done that huh?
    Tepeson March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh, I forgot to mention something really important, this AWSOME song was written my Mr. Stewart Copeland
    Tepeson April 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDon't worry Tepes, you're not alone in thinking that there is a lack of postings for The Police songs. Check out my posting for "O My God". "Does Everyone Stare" is one of my favourite obscure Police songs. Having Copeland sing the first stanza, I think, makes the song. His nervous, shaky voice epitomizes what the song is trying to say.
    Another great Stewart Copeland written song - "On Any Other Day" - is also on Regatta de Blanc.
    IvoKenton October 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe intro to this song with the piano and Copeland doing vocals is actually the demo mixed in as an intro with the rest of the song. If you notice their is opera playing at the end of the intro... supposedly that was some of the music they were influenced by at the time.
    wheaties409on July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe fade from the intro with Copeland speaking over amateurish tinkling on the piano to the sung portion with Sting gradually increasing his volume with full instrumental backup (and the operatic note inbetween) is a wonderful portion of the song, as IvoKent says. Forget about the lyrics for a moment: this is Sting upstaging his bandmate, and knowing that there would be tensions along these lines that eventually would destroy the band, the beginning of this song seems like it might have been an example of the kind of thing Copeland wasn't very happy about. It's exciting listening to it from the perspective of the lyrics, though, as well as from the perspective of the Sting-Copeland[-Summers] relationship.
    rikdadon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI do agree with the critics, however, that Copeland's third song on here, 'Does Everyone Stare', is radically different from the rest of the endless groove and is based more on German cabaret melodies than "white reggae". But it's nice and catchy anyway, and my golden rule #1 is this: if a song is good, it's good. Who cares if it disrupts a 'perfectly flowing' album? If it is really good, you'll get used to it anyway; if you can't get used to it, it wasn't that good in the first place. The Police might have inserted a doo-wop number in between 'Bring On The Night' and 'Deathwish' for all I care; if it were good, you wouldn't hear me complaining.
    [George Starostin]
    sillybunnyon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Obvious: Self conscious boy inlove. "On any other day" is another one of my favorte Police songs ;p in response to it's mention above.
    dinosaurSOUNDSon October 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI also love this song! It's got this sarcastic subtone again that Copeland seems to like in his lyrics. "I let it ring twice before I chicken out and decide you're not at home" or "I never noticed the size of my feet ..." *ggg* I like how he uses such typical situations or stupid mistakes you make when you're in love - makes it very easy to identify with the song. And you just gotta love the intro by Copeland and the smooth transition to Sting's voice.
    WhiteWolfDiefon July 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always feel so sorry for the narrator of this song when I listen to it... He likes this girl so much he doesn't know what to do. He gets so nervous thinking about being with her that he changes his outfit several times before taking her out (unsure of what to wear that she'll like) and can't even call her before deciding she's not at home anyway. When he is with her, he's awkward and accidentally kicks her in the shins (from standing too close?). Finally he decides to write her a love sonnet, but he just doesn't know how to begin it because 1. sonnets are hard to write and 2. he can't take his emotions seriously. Eventually he ends up thinking that he's no good for this girl, because he just keeps making a fool out of himself and doesn't want to embarrass her any more than he has to.

    Just have to say, I wonder why this character is so nervous around the girl? Maybe it's exaggerated for humor in the song, or maybe there's something particular about this person that would intimidate him... I think it's just an exaggeration of these emotions that pretty much everyone has before a date. "Will she like this? What should I do?" A lot of Police songs are about men being awkward around women, though, so I don't know. It's an oddly common theme.
    EnduringChillon June 27, 2012   Link
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    General Commentvery nice song indeed.. but didn't seem to get part of the lyrics..
    can someone try to explain me or give opinion about this part:
    I never noticed the size of my feet
    Until I kicked you in the shins
    Will you ever forgive me
    For the shape I'm in
    For the shape I'm in
    regards.
    chilinomoreon August 07, 2012   Link

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