"The Air That I Breathe" as written by and Mike/hammond Hazlewood....
I will not relent no no
Never live with defeat never falter
This like the air that I breath
I will not choke on failure

I am a mortal man
But I'm not falling I'm not broken yet
I am a mortal man
But I'll hold tight to my beliefs now

I have suffered defeat, pain, loss
Still I push to the edge, never falter
For this cements my beliefs
I'll remain my own master

I will not relent no no
Never suffer defeat, never falter
For this cements my beliefs
I will not choke on failure

I will not relent
No no
Never suffer defeat, never falter
For this cements my beliefs
I will not choke on failure


Lyrics submitted by Zaodh

"The Air That I Breathe" as written by Phillip Steven Labonte Oliver Herbert

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    General CommentThis song is about the feeling you get when you really want to overcome something that is holding you down..can't believe there aren't any comments!

    It's about taking control of what's yours and reminding you that life is under control
    Psikouon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea i agree with psikou now that i actually read it lol yea i put it up hoping people would comment it cant believe not that many has
    Zaodhon September 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE the guitar solo!!! =D is so awesome!
    Kiss_my_eyes_135on November 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAll your lyrics seem correct, except for in the chorus
    "But im not falling, Im not broken" i believe when he says "broken" that it is actually "broke in the end"
    SatanicNerdon December 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentErm....Why would he say "I'm not broke in the end"?

    That doesn't really convey the same point..That's like him saying he has no money...Or else it's poor English.

    Other than that, I think it's pretty straightforward. Just talks about how no matter how shitty things get, just stick to your guns ("Hold tight to my beliefs") and everything will work out. *shrug*
    Demon_of_tha_fallon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe whole "broken part" this is just a guess, but i hear "im not broken yet" ya kno, to show that they didnt give up until its completely over, not justw en it looks bad....again just wut i hear
    BleedingThruYouXon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbefore reading the lyrics i thought this was a good song...*sigh*...now i think its a great song with a great meaning!
    metalholicon March 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thought that maybe this song was about being edge? and not giving in to peer pressure? maybe because he says stuff like "still i push to the edge" and "i will never falter" and "still hold tight to my beliefs" and plus the song is called "the air that i breathe" which could be reffering to the fact that he doesnt smoke, so he breathes clean air? haha idk. :)
    AsBlackAsVanityon March 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that it means that no matter how bad life get's just keep going and itll get better. Kick ass video as well!!!!
    Anarchy Is Orderon March 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentumm yeah guys its "Im not broken yeah"
    A7XISTHEGREATESTon June 09, 2007   Link

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