"Take a breath" as written by and David Gilmour Polly Samson....
Take a breath
Take a deep breath now
Take a breath
A deep breath now
Take a breath

When you're down is where you find yourself
When you're drown there's nothing else
If you're lost you'll need to turn yourself
Then you'll find out that there's no one else

To make the moves that you can do
When you fall from grace your eyes in blue
Your every breath becomes another world
And the far horizon's living hell

Take a breath
A deep breath now

This kind of love is hard to find
I never got to you by being kind
If I'm the one to throw you overboard
At least I showed you how to swim for shore

When you're down is where you'll know yourself
Then if you're drown there's nothing else
When you're lost you need to find yourself
Then you'll find out that there's no one else


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"Take a Breath" as written by Polly Samson David Gilmour

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    General CommentTo me this song sounds like a struggle to let go of the ego. At the end he says "The you'll find out that there's no one else." He says all this after struggling with the ego and throwing it overboard. He tells it to swim for sure and that once he finds himself he finds out that there is no one else. That sound like spirit nature talking to human nature to me. It's the kinda of metaphor I use when I write about spiritual things. The part where he says "I never got to you by being kind." Only furthers my assumption. Bruce Lee once said food is strength for the boday ,and sorrow is strength for the spirit. Sounds like Gilmour was having an existential Arguement between his unborn nature and ego. In the end the ego realized that it didn't even exist. Of course I could be wrong. Could be about throwing some douche bag off a boat that ya don't like. Prolly not ,but either way this song is almost angry in how he sings ,and the way it sounds. The slide guitar solo in the end always get's. God bless gilmour for making such beautiful tunes. I might be to young to have ever been able to see Floyd or really even care about them way back when(I grew up in hip hops prime) ,but hey at least I have gilmour still making them beautiful tunes that send me to far off places in the universe. Long live Gilmour ,and long live Syd Barrett. Two crazy diamonds shining bright for all to see.
    ModelBreakeron January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCall me crazy but I think he almost combined the lyrics to two different songs into one. I believe the first two verses are all about dealing with anyone's ego. Even his own. The third and forth verses are about letting someone fall and justifying it. Whether it be in regards to a lover or friend. Both seem compatiable to the lyrics.

    It's tiring to hear that every song has some relation to Syd Barrett. If anyone has ever listened to anything involving him as a front man knows that he is very overrated. I think Gilmour kinda felt that way too. Roger's held the whole Syd affair alittle closer to his heart anyway.
    agentoffortune10on April 07, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song seems to be talking about how a person experiences the most growth - physical or personal - when the going gets tough. "When you're down is where you'll find yourself." That's the first two verses.

    The third verse talks about how someone who truly cares for you will try to push you to grow, and to do that they will not try to make your life easy. That kind of person is rare though.

    "This kind of love is hard to find
    I never got to you by being kind"

    The second part of the third verse seems to take it a step further, saying that to really push for growth, you must give those you love the tools they need to succeed, and then test them, even harshly.

    "If I'm the one to throw you overboard
    At least I showed you how to swim for shore"
    imafleion January 09, 2014   Link

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