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i promise i'm not trying to make your life harder

So, I'm reasonably confident that the Police's "Every Breath You Take" is a savvy enough song to know just how deeply sophipathological it is. I'm pretty confident about Blondie's "One Way Or Another." (Still amuses me that the first couple of seasons of Farscape use a modified but identifiable version of the riff in the theme. Because yeah.) 

And I know Sarah McLachlan's "Possession" does, because she wrote it that way on purpose.

I'm willing to give unreliable narrators a lot of benefit of the doubt, and people in art do not exist to be role models.

Dido's "White Flag," on the other hand...

I'm pretty sure this song does not know how fucked up it is. I'm just saying. And I'm pretty sure the object of the song needs a restraining order.



...It is pretty, though.

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Sting wrote "If you love somebody" as an apology.

Sting explicitly wrote "If you love somebody" as an apology / counteraction to "Every Breath You Take" (well, according to him during the media circus, anyway)
Sting has also said several times that he's shocked how many people think Every Breath you Take is a love song (And a bit worried/creeped out about the couples who've told him it was their wedding song)
Sting: still smarter than some of his audience, forty years later.

Re: Sting wrote "If you love somebody" as an apology.

That is good to know.