"Keep On Breathing" as written by and Lucinda Williams....
I wonder if he knows
The pleasure that he shows
I can't seem to hide from the sounds around me
I wonder where she goes
Dressed up in those clothes
We just watch her drive away

A woman sees her friends
Continuous distraction
She fills up the days
While she waits for phone calls
A life in evidence
Is evidently lonely
We all need a tale to tell

Just another list of consequences
Of things that we do
Just another hit of happenings
That we have to live through
In and out of all the reasons
And all the whys and wherefores
We just want to keep on breathing

My view is compromised
With undernourished eyes
They watch and they wait
For an altercation
These boxes on the road
These overpriced abodes
Will somebody give them life

We occupy a space
With barriers and fences
There's no line of sight
Into this protection
Forgive us all a cheat
Is just another symptom
We all need a tale to tell

Just another list of consequences of things that we do
Just another hit of happenings that we have to live through
In and out of all the reasons and all the whys and wherefores
We just want to keep on breathing
We just want to keep on breathing

We will watch and learn.
We will watch you perform,
Waiting behind the seat,
Telling the tale.

I wonder if he knows
How far his pleasure goes,
It all comes apart at the stroke of midnight.
I wonder where she goes
Now she's in some clothes.
We just hear her drive away.

Just another list of consequences
Of things that we do
Just another hit of happenings
That we have to live through
In and out of all the reasons
And all the whys and wherefores
We just want to keep on breathing
We just want to keep on breathing

We will watch and learn
We will watch you perform
Waiting behind the scenes
Telling the tale

I wonder if he knows
How far his pleasure goes
It all comes apart of the stroke of midnight
I wonder where she goes
Now she's in some clothes
We just hear her drive away

Just another list of consequences
Of things that we do
Just another hit of happenings
That we have to live through
In and out of all the reasons
And all the whys and wherefores
We just want to keep on breathing

Life just a list of consequences
Of things that we do
Just another hit of happenings
That we have to live through
In and out of all the reasons
And all the whys and wherefores
We just want to keep on breathing
We just want to keep on breathing
We just want to keep on breathing
We just want to keep on breathing
We just want to keep on breathing
We just want to keep on breathing


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"Keep on Breathing" as written by Lucinda Williams

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    General CommentWhen I was fired by my job and full of problems, this song proved to be exceptionally cathartic, and I listened to it till the nausea :-)
    bJacobon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's about humanity and happiness and life.

    "A woman sees her friends
    continuous distraction,
    she fills up the days while she waits for phone calls."

    People complain about their friends, but they wait for them and depend on them all the same.

    The entire song is about living, from a basic human perspective.

    "Just another list of consequences of things that we do
    Just another hit of happenings that we have to live through
    In and out of all the reasons and all the whys and wherefores
    We just want to keep on breathing."

    The chorus is very revealing - no complexities, no truth or deep meaning, just life. Simple happy life.
    dark12222000on November 10, 2008   Link

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