“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by The Police

“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” is based on several fantasies of the narrator who is deeply obsessed with his love interest. On the surface, it looks as though they may already be in a relationship but the reality is that he is actually alone and fantasizing about how their relationship will be if only he had the courage to approach her.

As the first verse implies, he has tried to tell her about his feelings, in his mind, but is unable to speak whenever he is physically near her. He describes her every move as magic because of his blind adoration for this girl. Everything she does, according to the writer, excites him because of his admiration and love for her.

The narrator goes on to describe how he is often left out in the cold because of his fear of getting close to this girl. In fact, he admits that he speculates about calling her thousand times each day, and goes to the extent of dreaming about a marriage proposal, yet he cannot find the boldness to even call her on the phone. In the end, he is stuck in his delusions and unreciprocated love for this girl because he is afraid of speaking out.


This classic from The Police centers on a lonely stalker who is obsessed with a woman, yet cannot find the courage to tell her how he feels.

“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” Facts

Writing: Sting
Production: The Police in association with Hugh Padgham
Album: The Police’s multi-platinum album “Ghost in the Machine”
Release: 1981

Did The Police release this as a single?

Yes. “Ghost in the Machine” spawned a total of four singles. This was second of them. The others are stated below:

A Top-10 Single

“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” charted within the top 10 of many countries’ official single charts. And in the course of that, it reached number 1 in the following countries: UK, Canada, Netherlands and Ireland. In U.S.A., it got to number 3. Owing to this, this classic from The Police is considered one the 1980s’ most successful songs.

2 Responses

  1. Kenny says:

    With this song the singer narrates his admiration for a lady but has no courage to approach her or tell her how he actually feels.
    He explains in the first stanza that he has tried on multiple occasions to reveal how he feels to the lady but always ended up chickening out. In the second verse he tries to describe how he first met her and still couldn’t gather the strength to approach her.
    With the bridge he speaks about how he thinks of calling her and asking her to be with him with some sort of unique gesture but he is unable to do so because of the fears he has. He claims that whenever he tries to do so he is lost for words and does not know what to say so he abandons the thought.
    He uses the chorus to detail his admiration for her depicting every single thing she does as extraordinary.
    When Revolver magazine asked about how this track came about, they stated that they just used renowned musician Sting’s lyrics and made it into their own.

    Summary: This song is about falling for someone without being able to tell the person because you do not have the courage to do so.

  2. Kropotkin the Wise says:

    This song is about their love for the Neve Montserrat mixing board they used to engineer this song and the rest of the album.

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