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originally posted by: timidgal
a reply to: Profusion
How about "Every Step you Take", also by The Police. I love the melody, but the lyrics are basically about the singer's intent to stalk the subject of the song. I get goose bumps every time I hear it.
As the song's sole composer, Sting earns the vast majority of royalties when the song is played on the radio, sampled or included in something like a commercial or a movie. This fact alone should have been enough to make Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland furious in the early to mid 80s. But at some point they probably stopped losing sleep over their loss. Then came Puff Daddy.
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There’s no mistaking that Sting’s bands’ 1984 hit is a beautiful song, but does it belong on the wedding playlist? No. But it is a popular choice, with its soft melodies, catchy guitar riff and Sting’s soothing vocals all giving the impression that Every Breath You Take is one man’s ode to protect his loved one. Sadly, Sting has publicly stated on numerous occasions that the song is about “a sinister, controlling character who is watching every breath you take.” More George Orwell than romantic gesture, then…
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