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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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I've always read it as intentionally creepy, and seeing the video, SOMEONE involved with its production thought it is too.

Granted, it's not as clear-cut in Dido's performance, though, as say Sting's. (Who, yes, has gone on record that "Every Breath You Take" is intentionally deeply pathological -- it creeps him out that people use it as a wedding song.)

---L.