Every Breath You Take
The Police Lyrics


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Every breath you take
And every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take
I'll be watchin' you
Every single day
And every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay
I'll be watchin' you

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 watchin' 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 cryin', "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 watchin' you
Every move you make, every step you take
I'll be watchin' you

I'll be watchin' you
Every breath you take, every move you make
Every bond you break (I'll be watchin' you)
Every single day, every word you say
Every game you play (I'll be watchin' you)
Every move you make, every vow you break
Every smile you fake (I'll be watchin' you)
Every single day, every word you say
Every game you play (I'll be watchin' you)
Every breath you take, every move you make
Every bond you break (I'll be watchin' you)
Every single day, every word you say
Every game you play (I'll be watchin' you)
Every move you make, every vow you break
Every smile you fake (I'll be watchin' you)




Every single day, every word you say
Every game you play (I'll be watchin' you)

Overall Meaning

The Police's song "Every Breath You Take" is a poignant commentary on the all-consuming nature of love and obsession. The lyrics are centered around someone who is deeply in love with another person to the point of being obsessed with them. The singer sings about how they will be watching their love interest's every move, every breath they take, and every word they say. The song also delves into the pain caused by the end of a relationship, leaving the singer feeling lost, cold and yearning for their love's embrace.


The lyrics can be read at face value, but they also function as an evocation of the surveillance state, in which our every move is monitored and watched by a higher authority. The chorus, with its repeated line "I'll be watching you," mirrors the language used by government agencies and security services. The song's message about love and the all-consuming nature of obsession is accentuated by the haunting melody, with its slow tempo and monotonous rhythm. The Police's song is a powerful meditation on love, obsession, and the darker aspects of human nature.


Line by Line Meaning

Every breath you take
I am always paying attention to you, even the small things you do like breathing.


And every move you make
I am constantly observing you and taking note of every action you perform.


Every bond you break, every step you take
Any relationship you have with others or decisions you make, I will know about and be monitoring.


I'll be watchin' you
My focus is always on you, and I will not stop being vigilant.


Every single day
I am constantly thinking about you and monitoring your actions, even on a daily basis.


And every word you say
I am paying attention to every word you speak and analyzing what it could reveal about you.


Every game you play, every night you stay
Any games you try to play or places you go to, I will know about it and be keeping a close eye on you.


I'll be watchin' you
I am always watching your every move and keeping track of your whereabouts and actions.


Oh, can't you see
I want you to realize and acknowledge my presence in your life and my constant observation of you.


You belong to me?
I feel ownership over you and believe that you are mine to keep under surveillance.


How my poor heart aches
My desire and obsession to watch you causes me emotional pain and suffering.


With every step you take
Each action you make, whether small or large, adds to my overwhelming need to watch and control you.


And every vow you break
If you make any promises or agreements, and then break them, I will know and take note of it.


Every smile you fake, every claim you stake
I am not only watching your actions, but also your expressions and words, analyzing for any possible deception or insincerity.


Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace
Without you, I feel directionless and aimless, as if I cannot function without monitoring you.


I dream at night, I can only see your face
My obsession has reached the point where even in my subconscious, you are the only thing I can focus on.


I look around but it's you I can't replace
Despite my efforts to fill the void of watching you by monitoring others, I cannot replace the fixation I have on you.


I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
Without being able to monitor you, I feel isolated and yearn to have you back under my surveillance and control.


I keep cryin', "Baby, baby, please"
I cannot bear the thought of losing my ability to watch and control you and plead for you to come back into my sight.


Every breath you take
I am still closely monitoring your breathing and every other action you make.


Every bond you break (I'll be watchin' you)
Even if you try to sever connections with others, I will still be watching and keeping track of these breakups.


Every single day, every word you say
My obsessive need to watch you is constant and never-ending, spanning through each day and every conversation you have.


Every game you play (I'll be watchin' you)
No matter how many tactics or games you try to play, I will always be observing and monitoring your every move.


Every move you make, every vow you break
My focus on you does not waver despite any changes in your actions or promises made and broken.


Every smile you fake (I'll be watchin' you)
My watchful eye extends beyond your actions and takes note of your facial expressions and any possible attempts at deception.


I'll be watchin' you
In conclusion, my need and compulsion to watch you is a constant, unrelenting obsession that consumes my every thought and action.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Gordon Sumner

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@alynesinc

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"



All comments from YouTube:

@jasoncummings7052

The 80's was an absolute golden era of music.

@christianbalocco2913

60-70

@dhirajgawande007

@@christianbalocco2913 40-50

@jane1975

@Jason Cummings: Between 1965 and 2013 was the best music with great artists [ with the odd crap one of course ], after that music went downhill and every body has robotic voices with the over use of the vocoder that used to be used for a psychedelic effect, not used to disguise lack of talent.

@vladislavdimitrov4646

@@jane1975 Why exactly 2013 ?

@joaquinsv1950

Música de lo mejor. Hasta la fecha

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The Police when you turn 18

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i feel like im 20 again

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Literally🤣🤣

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