"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 Matthew Sumner, Pieter Van Der Watt

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  • +4
    General CommentI get a vibe from this song because it relates to a certain thing in my life at the moment. That is, unrequited love. I am in love with someone but she doesn't love me, or even really know I exist. The line, " I feel so cold and I long for your embrace" reflects this feeling in me.

    Sometimes the love is so strong and my need for her so great that it can get to a point of possession, where my heart and mind shout that she is mine and mine alone. "Oh can't you see, you belong to me?"

    Also, no matter how much I try to move on and find someone else who might possibly love me in return, it always comes back to her. "I dream at night I can only see your face.
    I look around but it's you I can't replace"
    Jean-vicon June 19, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe thing is, this really isn't a love song. The singer describes the his target as a faithless manipulative liar. He used to love her, but there's a lot of hatred and borderline-craziness there, now.
    Letmeinon November 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know that the typical take on this song is that it has a stalkerish aspect to it. However, another take on it might be the love and devotion a parent feels towards their child. The parent watches their baby grow up and eventually away from them. They feel pain when the child leaves for his or her first day of school, first date, prom, and eventually leaves to go to college or whatnot. But no matter where or what happens to the child that parent will always be watching over them.
    Junebug17on September 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif you really read the lyrics "Every vow you break
    Every smile you fake" it seems to me like the song is about marriage seperation because of a lying or cheating spouse. "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 on crying baby, baby please" i think means they are no loger living together but he still loves her and longs for her.
    kheavneron May 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPersonally, i think the girl broke up with him, and he believes they should still be together. Maybe he's jealous of her new boyfriend too, but either way, he keeps watching her every move 'cause he's somewhat obsessed with her. :-) Brilliant song!
    Ashley765on August 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about losing the person you love...

    Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace
    I dream at night I can only see your face

    ... every step apart is breaking his heart...

    How my poor heart aches
    With every step you take

    ... they are still 'together' and the person is having an affair. the cheating, the lies told, and fake-ness of the way they pretend every thing is normal - it makes him realize he could lose the person he loves and took for granted, to someone else...

    Every move you make
    Every vow you break
    Every smile you fake
    Every claim you stake

    ... but he can't let happen.

    i'll be watching you.

    he knows they were made for each other, to be together, and needs her to see that, too...

    O can't you see
    You belong to me.

    ...it's song about being scared and jealous and in love.
    blahblahblah123on March 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's weird that no one's referenced this one yet. Maybe I skipped a post somewhere. Anyway:

    "I woke up in the middle of the night with that line in my head, sat down at the piano and had written it in half an hour. The tune itself is generic, an aggregate of hundreds of others, but the words are interesting. It sounds like a comforting love song. I didn't realise at the time how sinister it is. I think I was thinking of Big Brother, surveillance and control." - Sting

    sting.com/news/…
    genomanxon July 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song's about someone watching someone/something else and getting lost the inflection point of losing it (or seems to be losing it)

    It doesn't matter to whom of these he wrote it for, you can relate it to the one you're most fond of, you can even relate to losing a player of the team where you're the coach, but it could definetely be written about these three:

    A parent to a child
    Himself/someone to a girl
    Stalker thoughts
    Bachion January 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am disputing it's a ong about being possessive of something that wants to be free.
    But in the same breath(lol no pun intended),some people like that. It makes them wanted
    and loved...
    Thia007on November 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe all feel hurt when one we love breaks a promise, or doesn't meet an expectation. We feel 10,000 times as bad as when we can not live up to a loved one's expectation.
    aceticaon May 22, 2002   Link

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