You gotta start trying to eat again
Even though the only thing you hunger for
Is to have back your friend
You gotta do your head above the water
Even though time seems irrelevant now
And you're more than sick of this pain inside your chest

If this house would collapse ontop of me
The space would still remain
Much like her body refusing to function
Her soul won't go away

Take one breath and then take another
Repeat these simple steps
Until you feel like you're doing better.
Take one breath
Let the calm of it consume you
Everybody knows that it's never fair
There's really only one thing we can do

You gotta keep your head above the water
Even though sweet suffocation is a fine temptation
You'll always be her daughter.
You gotta push onward through the day
Keep your mind constantly running
You gotta let the sun in
She would have wanted it that way

If this house would collapse ontop of me
The space would still remain
Much like her body refusing to function
Her soul won't go away

Take one breath and then take another
Repeat these simple steps
Until you feel like you're doing better.
Take one breath
Let the calm of it consume you
Everybody knows that it's never fair
There's really only one thing we can do

At 4am when you are wide awake and fighting with yourself
There's about a thousand numbers to dial
Including mine if you need help.
There is no easy way to deal with these events
But if it's any consolation
I will be here, if you need a friend.

Take one breath and then take another
Repeat these simple steps
Until you feel like you're doing better.
Take one breath
Let the calm of it consume you
Everybody knows that it's never fair
There's really only one thing we can do


Lyrics submitted by ellie117

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    General Commentdoes anybody know what happened to this song? i was really bummed to see that it wasn't on the new CD.
    ruptureon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes anybody know what happened to this song? i was really bummed to see that it wasn't on the new CD.
    ruptureon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentreally...really...REALLY powerful song.
    FightYourInsanityon November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a girl who is so depressed that she has resorted to not eating, always being sad, and may have suicidial tendencies.
    He's letting her know that she always has someone by her side, if she ever needs anyone. And that he's willing to help her whenever she needs it.

    And yes, very very powerful.
    ellie117on December 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI heard that they're coming out with an acoustic album with all the tracks that didn't make the new CD. So, let's hope!

    I think this song is intended for a friend that lost her mother. The friend is depressed and he's letting her know that if she needs a friend, he'll be there.
    Beautiful song.
    r0ck_b0ttom7on January 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhere'd you hear that, rock_bottom? That would be incredible =)
    ellie117on February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAdding to one of my previous comments-
    This girl is so depressed because one of her close friend's died, and she doesn't know how to handle it. He's saying that he, along with many other people, are just a phone call away just waiting to help her.
    ellie117on March 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe girl's mother died, which was her best friend as well, hence "You'll always be her daughter" he just wants to help her get through the pain of losing someone so near and dear to her, this song brought me to tears because my head would be under water if I ever lost my mother.
    HiiiAlexxon July 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me cry, because it's so amazing. I've never been so blown-away by a song before.

    This song helped me so much. My grandma, who was basically my mom (I never had one) died a little over a month ago.. and this song pretty much got me through that depressing time in my life.
    lissahxoxon December 13, 2009   Link

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