Top 10 Songs Mistaken As Love Songs (page 10)
#1. “Every Breath You Take” – [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Police[/lastfm]
One of the most misinterpreted songs ever, The Police’s soothing ballad sounds sweet and innocent enough, but paying close attention to the lyrics will change your entire perspective of the song. It’s really about an obsessive love who’s stalking “every breath you take/and every move you make,” not something that really comes to mind in a love song.
Sting explained it best himself saying, “I think it’s a nasty little song, really rather evil. It’s about jealousy and surveillance and ownership.”