"Breathe" as written by and Thomas Delonge....
In the quiet of the shadow
In the corner of a room
Darkness moves upon you
Like a cloud across the moon

You're a-wearing all the silence
Of a constant that will turn
Like the windmill left deserted
Or the sun forever burn

So don't forget to breathe
Don't forget to breathe
Your whole life is here
No eleventh hour reprieve
So don't forget to breathe

Keep your head above water
But don't forget to breathe

And all the suffering that you've witnessed
And the hand prints on the wall
They remind you how it's endless
How endlessly you fall

And the answer that you're seeking
For the question that you found
Drives you further to confusion
As you lose your sense of ground

So don't forget to breathe
Don't forget to breathe
Your whole life is here
No eleventh hour reprieve
So don't forget to breathe

Keep your head above water
But don't forget to breathe

Breathe

Don't forget to breathe
Don't forget to breathe
You know you are here
But you find you want to leave
So don't forget to breathe

Just breathe
Just breathe
Just breathe
Just breathe
Just breathe


Lyrics submitted by hapal lover, edited by tobiin

"Breathe" as written by Stephanie Kay Bentley Mary Holladay Lamar

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group, Songtrust Ave

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  • +5
    General CommentI love this song. To me, it's beautifully written song that deals with the discomfort of exsitential anxiety. The song particulary touches me because I am going through my own anxiety around the meaning of life, the uncertainty of my furture, and fear of death. I love that line, "keep your head above water but don't forget to breathe." It's comforting because he's telling us even though you may not have the answers keep doing what you are doing in the present ( "your whole life is here") and relax.
    i_love_it_allon January 21, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General CommentLoved hearing this in Stargate Universe. Perfect fit.
    Armadio2on October 20, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it's "you're aware in all the silence"
    yellowinmymindon November 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentridiculously amazing song. I think it's about not freezing up when you're feeling overwhelmed.
    jrfitznyon October 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, the song presents a pretty cool concept. It's enough to keep your head above water, enough struggle goes into just doing that; but while you're struggling not to drown, you forget to ever enjoy the fruits of the labor. Get your head above water, work hard and support yourself, but don't forget what you're doing it for. Enjoy it from time to time. Don't forget to breathe.
    Jag3892on May 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about someone who feels isolated in life ("In the quiet of the shadow, in the corner of a room, darkness moves upon you, like a cloud across the moon"), who just lives their life doing the same thing over and over (You're aware in all the silence, of a constant that will turn, like the windmill left deserted, or the sun forever burn"), because they're scared that they might make a mistake and something terrible will happen (probably because they've already been through something terrible, and its given them a very bleak outlook on the world and their own life in general... "And all the suffering that you've witnessed, and the handprints on the wall, they remind you how its endless, how endlessly you fall"). Now they're searching for an answer to "why"; why their life had to be this way, or why they can't seem to get better. ("And the answer that you're seeking, for the question that you've found, drives you further to confusion, as you lose your sense of ground"). I think he uses "Breathe" as a metaphor for life; i.e. "Don't forget to live". You only live once ("Your whole life is here, no eleventh hour reprieve"), You may just want it to be over with because you feel so shitty ("You know you are here, but you find you want to leave"), but you need to just move on and learn to be happy with the one life you have. Don't forget to live your life while you're alive, don't be an idiot and think you can do anything and f**k your future, but enjoy your life while you've got it.

    Maybe I'm over analyzing it but that's the feeling I get when I hear this song. It helps me relax at night let go of all the things running through my mind that make it difficult to sleep. And yes I first heard this in SGU. Bomb show.

    Rock on peeps.
    -brian
    SensationAwesomeon March 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's really cool how relaxing his voice and the guitar is; it makes me feel really relaxed.
    waltzon January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionbeautiful song!!!! (l)
    midnightdancer17on June 26, 2009   Link

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