The Police‘s ‘Every Breath You Take’ May Seem Romantic, But The Song’s Real Story Is Extremely Dark

The music world is full of misinterpreted songs – people hear a beautiful tune, but don’t really fully understand the actual lyrics. For example, R.E.M.’s “The One I Love” is about using somebody, not loving them. While Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” is not patriotic, but an anti-war song. However, one of the most amusingly misinterpreted songs ever is the Police’s “Every Breath You Take.”

The tune sounds so romantic and it’s actually a favorite for weddings. Yet if you research your wedding playlist beforehand you’ll find multiple people warning you that the tune is far from appropriate for a first dance. Listen to what the song’s author and singer Sting is saying and you might find yourself feeling uneasy.

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