"Breathe Today" as written by Lacey Nicole Sturm, James Culpepper, Kirkpatrick Seals, Jared Hartmann, Sameer Bhattacharya and William Hoffman....
You try your hardest to perfect your explanations
You lie until they've run out of questions

You can only move as fast as those in front of you
And if you assume just like them,what good will it do?
So find out for yourself,so your ignorance will stop bleeding through

Only one thing
Big enough to fill the void that's inside of you
It's just a breath away you can breathe today breathe today

So many lies swirling around you you're suffocating
The empty space in you
Steals your breath you're suffocating

Logic forces me to believe in this and now I've learned to see
I can only say what I've seen and heard and only you can choose
And every choice you make will affect you,search your own self

You can breathe today
So many lies swarming around you, you're suffocating
The empty shape in you
Steals your breath you're suffocating

Big enough to fill the void that's inside of you
It's just a breath away

So many lies swarming around you you're suffocating
The empty shape in you
Steals your breath you're suffocating

You can breathe today
Breathe today


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"Breathe Today" as written by Sameer Bhattacharya Howard Benson

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    General Commentthis song doesnt seem christian o me. I think its about finding things out for yourself instead of just ignorantly followng the crowd
    personalchaos_17on March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me, this song is about not letting this world get to us. As Christians we are to rely on God and have our life about him. by the "your sufficating" part, i think its about a person who has let the world get to them. Living in a world of sin is tough, but Jesus sacrificed himself so we could live, the least we can do is have our lives all about Him. Amen.
    jollypong0on December 13, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWhen I listen to this song, it sounds like she is talking to atheists or non-believers.
    What brings me to this conclusion are the lines,

    "You try your hardest to perfect your explanations
    You lie until they've run out of questions

    You can only move as fast as those in front of you
    And if you assume just like them,what good will it do?
    So find out for yourself,so your ignorance will stop bleeding through


    Only one thing
    Big enough to fill the void that's inside of you
    It's just a breath away you can breathe today breathe today"

    It sounds like she is questioning an atheist on his beliefs (or a lack there of), why he just assumes there is nothing because that is what others believe and finally she tells him that there is only one thing to fill the void inside of him, God.
    "It's just a breathe away" seems to translate in one's asking for forgiveness of one's sins.
    Kumba1on June 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentA very powerful song, with great hooks both musical and lyrical. Passion that really grabs the gut. I agree with Kumba, this song was addressed to atheists and non-believers, like me.

    "And if you assume just like them, what good will it do?" An excellent question, but it can be turned around. If you assume what preachers tell you about theology, about the Bible or other "scriptures", about their gods, what good does it do?

    If one feels empty inside, that can lead to the desire to "fill the void" in order to feel better. Religious beliefs can make people feel warm and fuzzy, but that says nothing about the veracity of the beliefs. A scientific viewpoint would suggest that people ought to decide their beliefs based upon reason and evidence, rather than passionate emotions such as fear and comfort.

    Yes, "find out for yourself" is great advice. Investigate carefully, and you might find out that the Bible that preachers worship on a pedestal is filled with human flaws, just as they are. Many lofty thoughts and ideas are in the Bible, but also many contradictions and atrocities committed in the name of God.

    "It's just a breath away, you can breathe today"? Yeah right. That suggests: don't investigate carefully, just jump right in today. Have that emotional conversion experience at the altar call, because hey, you feel bad and depressed now, and you don't wanna feel bad anymore, right? But is a moment of high emotion really a good time to make rational decisions? Passion clouds reason.

    Yes, lies may be "swirling around you". Perhaps the religions that humans invent are just more of those lies.

    One atheist's perspective.
    Pekoebrewon January 02, 2016   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song, and in a nut shell, i think 'tis about how the world can suffocate us. or how we let our relationships keep us from God, and they seem to keep us from breathing.
    xnancyxdrewxon June 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentrighton yo! nice song, too
    christsiderideron July 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah not a fan of christian rock at all. but these guys actually really rock and i was listening to them way before i realised they were christian rock and im not gonna just stop because i found
    thesimplewayson July 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentim suprised there isnt a lot of songs here. this band is huge here in dallas.
    lemmingmeringuepieon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmaybe it's cuz theyre from the area?
    lemmingmeringuepieon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentanyone know why the album version is shorter than this version of the song. The video version is longer also.

    I don't understand why they would shorten a great song like this.
    unclerico007on January 27, 2006   Link

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