"One Last Breath" as written by and Mark T. Tremonti Scott Stapp....
Please come now I think I'm falling
I'm holding on to all I think is safe
It seems I found the road to nowhere
And I'm trying to escape
I yelled back when I heard thunder
But I'm down to one last breath
And with it let me say, let me say

Hold me now
I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking
Maybe six feet ain't so far down

I'm looking down now that it's over
Reflecting on all of my mistakes
I thought I found the road to somewhere
Somewhere in His grace
I cried out heaven save me (save me)
But I'm down to one last breath
And with it let me say, let me say

Hold me now
I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking
Maybe six feet ain't so far down

Hold me now
I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking
Maybe six feet ain't so far down, I'm so far down

Sad eyes follow me
But I still believe there's something left for me
So please come stay with me
'Cause I still believe there's something left for you and me
For you and me for you and me

Hold me now
I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking

Hold me now
I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking
Maybe six feet ain't so far down

Hold me now
I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking
Maybe six feet ain't so far down

Please come now I think I'm falling
I'm holding on to all I think is safe


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"One Last Breath" as written by Mark T. Tremonti Scott Stapp

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  • +5
    My InterpretationWell, i love this song stuff. Here's what i think it means.

    A man who has been through a lot in the last year or so has given up, he walked to the edge of a cliff. He starts to wonder if it's the right thing to do, and wishes someone would come and give him a reason to live (hold me now.) He wants to shout one last thing to anybody who will listen before he gives it all up and jumps (i'm down to one last breath, and with it let me say.) He begins to look down the side of the cliff, and begins to reflect on his mistakes and regrets (i'm looking down, now that it's over, reflecting on all of my mistakes.) Like the time he thought he found the path God wanted him to be on. (i thought i found the road to somewhere, somewhere in his grace.) He begins to think about the fall, but the more he thinks about it, the distance seems to become less and less. (i'm six feet from the edge and i'm thinking, maybe six feet ain't so far down.) Finally someone had came along and saw him about to jump, telling him the reasons why he shouldn't jump, and he begins to believe there is something left for him. (Sad eyes follow me, But I still believe there's something
    left for me, So please come stay with me, 'Cause I still believe there's something left for you and me, For you and me for you and me.) He is saved for then, but the process seems to then repeat again.

    This song reminds me of myself as well, i was very suicidal one day, and almost killed myself. Thank God i didn't.
    Neilikkaaon February 08, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking, maybe six feet ain't so far down"

    I always saw this song as a guy contemplating suicide and he's thinking maybe it's not such a bad choice to be dead rather than deal with what's going on in his life. When he says "hold me now" he's asking for someone to comfort him, to tell him that it's not that bad, to spare his life.
    T Johnon October 16, 2007   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningFor me the meaning of the song is very clear, but I can probably understand based on the fact that I've gone through the same situation.
    The song paints a story, in my mind I see a middle-aged man who is at a point in his life where everything seems pointless. He may have lost his wife, has no close friends, hates his job, and has nothing to believe in. Tired and depressed, he decides to look to god and the bible for help. He asks the lord for a change in his life and an opportunity for happiness. A week or so goes by and nothing seems to happen so he loses his faith and gives up on trusting god. Every where he goes hes sad, and every sees sadness in him. To the point where he decides to stop the depression and sadness. The Man walks over to the edge of a tall building and considers jumping. But right before he does, he decides to say one last prayer to god, just in case their is a something left for him in this world... This song is his prayer:
    "Please come now I think I'm falling
    I'm holding on to all I think is safe"
    -Please show yourself to me God, My life is becoming meaningless and I'm trying to hold onto the few things that make my feel safe and that I belong.
    "It seems I found the road to nowhere
    And I'm trying to escape"
    -I'm stuck in this rut and im going nowhere, and I'm trying to find the right path
    "I yelled back when I heard thunder
    But I'm down to one last breath
    And with it let me say, let me say"
    - I tried to live and move on when i dealt with my life struggles, but I cant take it anymore. This is my last cry of hope, and I want you what I have to say..
    "Hold me now
    I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking
    Maybe six feet ain't so far down"
    -(This is a little difficult to interpret) I feel like hes asking god to hold him and stop him from jumping. If a normal person was close to falling off a cliff they would freak out and back up, but because the man is thinking of suicide, hes not afraid. hes thinking maybe this inst that crazy of an idea.
    "Sad eyes follow me"
    - Nobody seems to show any interest in him, the only people who look at him and think about him become sad, because they amuse he has a sad difficult life.
    "But I still believe there's something left for me"
    -Hes hoping that there's still an important reason for him to continue living.
    "So please come stay with me
    'Cause I still believe there's something left for you and me
    For you and me for you and me"
    -This is the climax of the song, Hes asking god into his heart to stay because he believes that god is his last hope and god can give him a purpose. "Between you and me" His purpose lies in the love of him and God.

    Well, that's my interpretation, I love this song and it seems very clear to me. I've been in the same situation where you feel like you have nothing left to live for you just someone to tell you your wrong.
    I hope you guys liked it and feel free to comment on it
    Vivialon April 18, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyo undisturbed, if you are familiar with creed, you would know that every creed song has many many meanings and it is the reader and listeners opinion on how it relates to them. And, this site was created to ask people's OPINIONS on what they think about the songs.
    myownprison333on April 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst of all let me state, I do know that Creed is not an official Christian band, I've
    read many things on it.
    I do believe this song has been God related. I'm here to give my complete opinion.

    Let me deal with the first paragraph.

    He's calling for help, finding himself in a place he can't escape. He expresses this as a
    "road to nowhere."
    The use of thunder in its context is the equivalent to the voice of God; and the writer is
    speaking back to him, or truing to.
    "But I’m down to my last breath" this tells me he’s about to give up.


    Second Paragraph

    "Hold me now" It's simple he wants to be held, as a child scared wanting to be held by his
    mother. This is also spoken as a prayer, I know this because he’s on his last breath.
    "Six feet from the edge" He’s at a point in his life where he sees only one-way out. death.
    "Six feet doesn't seem that far down" A grave is six feet under, he’s not afraid of death.


    Third paragraph

    He’s reflecting on his life, looking at the mistakes he has made.
    He says, "I thought I found the road to somewhere in his grace." This reference to road
    Goes back to the first paragraph where we learn that the road is a road to nowhere.
    There’s no question that "In his grace" means in Gods grace.
    Now he’s crying out to heaven to save him, his soul.
    He now is turning to Christ for help. To hold him as a father or mother would.


    Forth paragraph

    Same as second


    Fifth Paragraph

    "Sad eyes follow me" He means the apathy he’s getting from mankind.
    He believes there’s something left for him in this life.
    "So please come stay with me" he’s asking Christ to enter his life and show him purpose.
    "Cause I still believe there's something left for you and me" Again he knows his life has
    Some purpose and with the grace of God he will accomplish it.



    Sixth paragraph

    Simple he’s thinking.
    MarshallSomerson January 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe this is Creed's best song. Doesn't really need to be explained anymore than that.
    PiMpDaddyMSUon February 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow! Alot of different views going on here, but, I think this song does exactly what every song is supposed to....have individual meaning for each individual. I think its very hard to say it has no spiritual/religous meaning in it, when you look at the lyrics "I thought I found the road to somewhere, somewhere in His grace...", which right there told me MY whole meaning to this song, and it all fell into place, so here is my interpretation, but like I said, whatever it means to you, thats all thats important and if it helps you, then they (Creed) did their job....ok, here's my interpretation

    Its all about love kids! The line saying I thought I found the road somewhere in His grace, to me, is talking about finding the perfect love, your soulmate, the one your meant to be with.....and the line of holding on to all I think is safe, is wanting to hang on to this relationship that is everything you know and feel is right and what was supposed to be....I yelled back when I heard thunder, is that final arguement that ends the relationship and down to one last breath is when you FEEL like your life is ending because the relationship is over...."Six feet from the edge and I'm thinking that maybe six feet ain't so far down", is when you feel that you can't go on when your one true love leaves and although we all have the strength to go on, for just a fleeting moment, we consider what it would be like to take those last steps over the edge....The rest of the song reflects on the relationship, admitting where you made your mistakes, basically stepping back from those 6ft and learning where you went wrong and realizing it wasn't the kind of love you find "Somewhere in His grace"....the sad eyes that follow are your own, as you mourn the lost relationship..."But I still beleive there is something left for me", is the realization that you will get over the hurt and move on...."I still beleive there is something left for you and me" is the heart still wanting to make it work, AND, in my interpretation, it is our heart crying out to the Lord, to help us through the pain, to carry us, hold us and give us strength to move on after we have had our hearts broken.

    So whatever the song is to you, I hope it helps, because thats what music is, healing, uplifting, inspirational, and enjoyable....take care all!

    lusciouslips14on August 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont really think its about god. i tihnk ist about hes depressed and he needs help cause hes thinking death might not be so bad.
    personally i have NEVER heard hold me now in any prayer but whatever floats ya'lls boats.
    anyways... yeah
    flirtatiouschick86on August 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI liked this song since I heard it on the CD, before the radio overplayed it. Its touching, about a person that is struggling with life and asking for help. I think a lot of people can relate to this song since many of us have felt this to some level at one time or another of our lives.
    It doesn't matter if some people do not like it, I still believe this CD is great!!
    violoon September 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means a lot to me. My Dad committed suicide on Father's Day of this year and each time I hear this song I think of his struggle with all of his emotions and life itself. My Dad and I were real close - the last 6 months of his life he lived with me and my husband. I tried to do everything to help him but I failed. This song also makes me think of all of the things I could have done and said different. All I know is that I love this song and I will forever love and miss my Daddy.
    daddys_girlon September 27, 2002   Link

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