Ten Hits with Song Meanings You Never Expected

The Police

“Every Breath You Take” – The Police

I have some breaking news to share: “Every Breath You Take” is not a love song. I repeat: “Every Breath You Take” is not a love song. Hollywood producers, you especially, take note. Despite the slow, tender melody of the music, when one truly listens to the lyrics of “Every Breath You Take,” they can see the possessive, almost stalker-esque quality of the words. Even Sting himself has been quoted, saying, “I think the song is very, very sinister and ugly and people have actually misinterpreted it as being a gentle, little love song.”

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13)
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