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Sting – Every Breath You Take

Sting performing ‘Every Breath You Take’ on unplugged in his home studio in Tuscany, Italy. “Every Breath You Take” is a song by The Police on the band’s 1983 album Synchronicity, written by Sting.

The lyrics are the words of a sinister, controlling character, who is watching “every breath you take; every move you make”.
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 realize at the time how sinister it is. I think I was thinking of Big Brother, surveillance and control.

Sting – Every Breath You Take Unplugged Video

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Sting – Every Breath You Take Lyrics

“Every Breath You Take”

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

O 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 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

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I’ll be watching you

Sting – Every Breath You Take Guitar Tabs

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