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The Police, ‘Every Breath You Take’ – Disturbing Songs People Love

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We kick off our list of disturbing songs people love list with one of the most misunderstood lyrics in recent rock history: ‘Every Breath You Take’ from the Police‘s 1983 masterpiece ‘Synchronicity.’

Many people apparently take the song’s “every breath you take / every move you make / I’ll be watching you” lyrics as a lover’s vow, but Sting says he had more sinister things in mind — for example, governments spying on their citizens. “I think the song is very, very sinister and ugly,” he told BBC Radio.

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