"Breathe" as written by Jon/jacobsen Anderson and Marc George/aaskoven Anderson....
You will release your life
Forgetting what's forsaken the reason why
You are alone again
You will believe the lie
Judging from what you've taken
You breathe, alive
You are alone again

From the heart of darkness
You call to me
Spirit racing on
There is nothing I can do
For you are next to no one

You will release your life
Joining with the god damned world
Of the dead and the lonely
You'll never leave alive
Now do you think you're too damn good
For the killing kind

You will begin to cry
Hearing the silence breaking
You breathe, alive
But you are alone again

From the heart of darkness
You call to me
Spirit raging on
There is nothing I can do
For you are next to no one

You will release your life
Joining with the god damned world
Of the dead and the lonely
You'll never leave alive
Now do you think you're too damn good
For the killing kind

You will release your life
Forgetting what's forsaken
You breathe, alive
You are alone again

You will release your life
Joining with the god damned world
Of the dead and the lonely
You'll never leave alive
Now do you think you're too damn good
For the killing kind

Nothing I can do


Lyrics submitted by Robert Metal, edited by Sigvulcan

"Breathe" as written by Dan Donegan Steve Kmak

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis song is just great i love the chorus i think it represents people that are self centered and when the finally realize its to late to change
    shagglesnakeon September 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou mean "voices"? the one that goes "are you breathing now? do the wicked see you... still breathing?" or something like that? try <azlyrics.com/disturbed/…>.
    gypsymoth3on June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentLyrics correction: It's supposed to be "Joining with the God DAMNED world of the dead and the lonely" Not "God Damn"
    gabelogan99on May 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthah because its SO wrong if ur off a couple letters...
    expandon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought in one the lines he was saying you breathe a lie.
    uberpsychoon April 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentright before do you think your too good for the killing kind. also i thought it was living kind
    zemagicmasteron July 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor me this song was always like a family unit. Theres someone outside the family unit talking to someone inside, telling him how bad it is, and apparently it's downright horrible. He's telling him he can't ever escape without doing something drastic, cause its come too far to be stoped now. But this persion is also saying he can't save him, for hes the only one who can do it.
    chaostheoryon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General Comment@expand: Actually, the couple letters make a difference.
    "The goddamn world" signifies hatred towards the world. "The God-Damned world" signifies a world that has been damned by a God. Slightly different, but it does make a difference in how to percieve it.
    ahanix1989on December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNice 11/4 time signature in this song.
    Blindrideron January 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell after reading the lyrics over and over again, I stumbled on the first part, "you will release your life forgetting what is forsaken the reason why you are alone again you will believe the lie judging from what you have taken you breathe alive you are alone again." so , since there whole cover is about religion and this is a religious theme obviously , i interpreted it as the lie being the garden of eden, when eve was decieved and believed the lie, that she could make decisions on her own independantly form god "judging from what youve taken" (hence the forbidden fruit), . after I interpreted it as that I noticed that part that states "you breathe alive, you are alone again" so, mankiind has continued breathing and is alive, however they are alone from god. and then he goes on to sing "you will release your life, joining with the goddamned world.......of the dead and lonely you will never leave alive, now do you think you are too damn good for the killing kind" , there I thought still that this world is damned for destruction and do people think they are too damn good for the killing kind. that the world has released their lives, and they won't leave alive." hence no one will escape the destruction of evil mankind that continues on their own away from god. I hope this doesn't confuse anyone, but this is my interpretation of what he meant, also if anyone noticed those really tiny words in the middle of the lyrics that divides the sections, it almost explains davids meaning of the cd and why it is called believe.
    dream_4evr_angelon August 04, 2007   Link

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