"Keep Breathing" as written by and Ingrid Michaelson....
The storm is coming but I don't mind.
People are dying, I close my blinds.
All that I know is I'm breathing now.

I want to change the world, instead I sleep.
I want to believe in more than you and me.
But all that I know is I'm breathing.
All I can do is keep breathing.
All we can do is keep breathing
Now,
Now
Now
Now

All that I know is I'm breathing.
All I can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing
All we can do is keep breathing

Now


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"Keep Breathing" as written by Ingrid Michaelson

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    General CommentThis song could inspire even the most suicidal person to come down off the ledge. I love it.
    lovesthatcoffeeon May 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually, you're wrong, too.
    She wrote this song a little more than a month ago for Grey's Anatomy. This information was posted on Ingrid Michaelson's MySpace blog:

    blog.myspace.com/…

    if you want to check it out.

    This song is absolutely amazing.
    loversvsliarson May 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSoooooo good. Thank you Grey's Anatomy for asking her to write this wonderful song.
    ima_introverton May 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think that yes, this song could be relating to the world and all that we can do is hope for it to change.

    but i also think that it relates to an ending relationship or a relationship that is about to end, where neither person knows what to do so they can only keep breathing.

    "The storm is coming, but I don't mind.
    People are dying, I close my blinds."
    -this storm is the relationship ending, problems are coming. and people dying signifies the two in the relationship and how it's ending, but they don't seem to care.

    "I want to change the world, instead I sleep.
    I want to believe in more than you and me."
    -this line can represent the actually world, but if you look at it from a relationship point of view "the world" is their relationship that neither of them really care about anymore. she wants to believe that there is more to their relationship, but all she can do is keep breathing, waiting for it to get better.
    happy_day08on August 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe lines: "The storm is coming, but I don't mind.
    People are dying, I close my blinds." completely remind me of the movie Hotel Rwanda

    kinda of off subject here, but its like
    your world is falling down around you and the most you can do is keep breathing

    and i was also reading this book Left To Tell about the genocide in Rwanda and this girls mother has a psychic who predicts a storm
    the coincidences are weird
    lovesacon October 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthonestly i think it is what it is, plain and simple.
    Like hopeful canyon was saying, it represents us, our whole society. I really love the line "I want to believe in more than you and me." because what i think she's saying that she wants to believe there is more out there, more people who give a damn about what's going on then her and maybe one other person.

    For now she's "Just breathing" because for one reason or another she isn't, or feels she isn't, capable to do anything else.
    music or the miseryon December 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song so much
    "all we can do is keep breathing"
    when there's awful shit going on, just taking everything day by day, minute by minute, just breathing--that's what she's talking about.
    yellowbelliedlizardon October 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVery inspirational, very soothing. There is so much wrong in this world, yet it is so difficult to bring oneself to make a difference. It seems there's not good place to start. It's easy to get caught up in the insanity of it all, and suddenly nothing is certain. The only thing to do is keep breathing....keep going, keep trying, keep loving, keep working to do good.

    Keep living.
    liveoutloud07on October 24, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think that the line "I want to believe in more than you and me" is either referring to a higher being, perhaps, or that there is a greater love out there in a relationship (if the song is indeed about a relationship). Looking through y'alls comments, I can also see what you mean about there being a bigger and better world out there full of people that are much more alive and caring than she seems to be in this song.
    makerunurselfon February 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI used to think that "I want to believe in more than you and me" meant he was all she had, in a postive way, but now I look at it as she's been through a break-up and now feels she has nothing, because the relationship was everything to her. But she's realised she needs to try and just get through this, hard as it may be.

    Beautiful song.
    missmeon April 27, 2009   Link

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