Song Lyric Sunday — Obsession

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme is “obsession.” What song is more about obsession than “Every Breath You Take” by The Police?

The song, written by Sting, was released in May 1983 on The Police album “Synchronicity.” It  was the biggest US and UK hit that year, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks.

The lyrics of “Every Breath You Take” are the words of a possessive lover who is watching “every breath you take; every move you make.” Sting pointed out that the song is not a gentle little love song, as some believed it to be. He said it is, in fact, about the obsession with a lost lover, and the jealousy and surveillance that follow.

You’d be hard pressed to find a song that is more about obsession than “Every Breath You Take.”

Here are the lyrics.

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
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

Oh can’t you see
You belong to me
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
Every move you make
Every step you take
I’ll be watching you

I’ll be watching you
(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
(Every move you make, every vow you break, every smile you fake, every claim you stake)
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 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

14 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday — Obsession

  1. Lynn Blair November 26, 2017 / 6:27 am

    Definitely a solid choice for the prompt. I went with a song of a very similar theme, but with a much more obvious title.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 26, 2017 / 8:46 am

      Thank you! Yes, I saw yours. Clearly a relevant song title.

      Like

    • Fandango November 26, 2017 / 8:51 am

      Thanks. I thought it was a good fit.

      Like

      • newepicauthor November 26, 2017 / 8:57 am

        I did this song when the Song Lyric Sunday Theme was is breathing/breath.

        Like

  2. ghostmmnc November 26, 2017 / 10:37 am

    Definitely a winner for the obsession prompt! 🙂

    Like

  3. Helen Vahdati November 26, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Great choice! I’m honestly happy someone picked it and posted it, since it is, in my opinion, the perfect choice for the theme. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 27, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      It is, if you listen carefully to the lyrics.

      Like

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