Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“Every Breath You Take” Playlist – Track No. 9

Track No. 9 from the “Every Breath You Take” playlist is “With or Without You” by U2.

Natalie, the protagonist of “Every Breath You Take,” feels her stalker both loves and hates her; he talks endlessly about how much he loves her and would do anything for her, but also delights in torturing her in cruel, unspeakable ways.

There’s a duality in the lyrics of “With or Without You,” that I felt matched the dynamic between Natalie and her stalker; love/hate. I can’t live with you/I can’t live without you.  

A haunting song. A classic. U2 at its finest.    

 
Every Breath You Take Playlist:
Track No. 1 - “Every Breath You Take,” by The Police
Track No. 2 - “La Vie En Rose,” by Louis Armstrong
Track No. 3 - “Father Figure,” by George Michael
Track No. 4 - “Rise” by Herb Alpert
Track No. 5 - “The Power of Love,” by Celine Dion
Track No. 6 - "Sunrise," by Simply Red
Track No. 7 - “I Can’t Wait,” by NuShooz
Track No. 8 – “I Like It,” by DeBarge

 

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