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What's your Interpretation ?

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What's your Interpretation ?

I Guess most of you will  know the song...... ' Every Breath you take' sung buy the Police.

But what type of song is it ?

 

Is it a Love song or is it something else.....

 

Some suggest it's about survellance or stalking... what do you think.....?

 

Every breath you take (breath analyzer)

Every move you make (motion detector)

Every bond you break (polygraph)

Every step you take (electronic anklet)

Every single day (continuous monitoring)

Every word you say (bugs, wiretaps, mikes)

Every night you stay (light amplifier)

Every vow you break (voice stress analysis)

Every smile you fake (brain wave analysis)

Every claim you make (computer matching)

I’ll be watching you (video surveillance)

 

Perhaps it's a good example of how 2 people can hear the same thing but interpret it in a different way....

Equally can a single person interpret it in a different way depending what mood they are in....

What do you think ..?

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RobPN
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Re: What's your Interpretation ?

Maybe that's what's being planned to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit?  :rolleyes:

wotsup
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Re: What's your Interpretation ?

Its about stalking for sure, a real creepy song if you listen to the words ( which you obviously have done ).

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Re: What's your Interpretation ?

Definitely a creepy stalker song...

198kHz
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Re: What's your Interpretation ?

Sure there are stalking elements, but I see it as ultimately a love song to his ex, who he's desperate to get back viz:

"Oh can't you see
You belong to me
My poor heart aches
With every step you take
 
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"
 
Personally I think he's going the wrong way about winning her back. :rolleyes:
 
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Re: What's your Interpretation ?

@198kHz   Yeah.... if the police got involved, they should be arrested, and imprisoned, for impersonating a police officer... and failing to provide...... 

 

Failing to provide? you ask...

 

Yeah... says I.....

 

Failing to provide proper music and lyrics for public consumption....  :shocked:

 

Which could lead to further charges ,.....  Fraud....

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madswitcher
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Re: What's your Interpretation ?

I seem to remember the episode of Spitting Image when they used it to denote the activities of 'Big Brother' i.e. the Government.

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Re: What's your Interpretation ?

@gleneagles Have you listened to the other stalking song.....I Can See for Miles and Miles...by the Who. How would you interpret that? :huh:

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Re: What's your Interpretation ?

@gleneagles 

Out of context?

Have to agree with @198kHz in that it's a love song the whole of which needs to be listened to.