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

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)
I'll be watching you
I'll be watching you
Watching you
I'll be watching you

(Every breath you take)
(Every move you make)
(Every bond you break)
You take (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
(Every breath you take)
(Every move you make)
(Every bond you break)
Every smile you fake (every step you take)
(Every single day)
(Every word you say)
(Every game you play) every breath you take (every night you stay)
(Every breath you take)
(Every move you make)
(Every bond you break) every move you make
(Every step you take)
(Every single day)
(Every word you say)
(Every game you play) every vow you break (every night you stay)
(Every breath you take)
(Every move you make)
(Every bond you break) every move you make (every step you take)
(Every single day)
(Every word you say)
(Every game you play) every breath


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Every Breath You Take Lyrics as written by Gordon Sumner

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  • +1
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    the stalking song.

    stacibugon May 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    It'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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    i 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
  • 0
    General Comment

    He 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
  • 0
    General Comment

    My 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
  • 0
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    anybody ever heard the version of this song off of "All This Time"? it's faaaabulous! :)

    skizdion April 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    wasn't this the police before sting went solo?

    chelzon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Yes, that right. This is actually about a skalker, it's a very misinturpreted song.

    Philadelphia Eagleson September 25, 2004   Link
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    I 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 Comment

    It'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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