And I thought you had ruined it all
and I thought you were going to hell
And I thought I had ruined it all
And I thought I was living in hell

But I get it now, yeah I get it now

And they said that I had to be strong
And they said I should stick to the plan
And they said that it wouldn’t take long And they said just remember the plan

But I get it now, yeah I get it now
But sometimes it gets a little cold inside
And I know you tried, yes I know you tried

But they told me, they told me.
Things aren’t always as they seem, seem
And they told me, they told me.
I should just concentrate and breathe, breathe, breathe.

And I thought I was doing okay
well I thought you were doing so well
And I know I am doing okay
but I know it was not too well

But you won’t look into,
no you won’t look into.
But sometimes, it gets a little cold inside
And I know you tried, yes I know you tried

Well they told me, they told me.
Things aren’t always as they seem, seem
They told me, they told me. I should just concentrate and breathe, breathe,

Your little lungs sighed, breathe your little lungs you breathe your little lungs sighed.
Breathe your little you breathe, your little lungs sighed.

Kate:
And I know you were doing okay.
I know you were doing so well and
[You changed this all, you changed this all.] x2

And I didn’t reply to your letter cause,
no I didn’t reply to your letter cause
[I’m not an idiot.] x2

Damon:
And they said that I had to be strong
And they said I should stick to the plan
And they said that it wouldn’t take long
And they said just remember the plan
Breathe your little lungs breathe x2

(Together) Breathe with little lungs scream x12



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    General Commentthis is definately my favourite an horse song
    i especially love the part where kate is all "NO I DIDN'T REPLY TO YOUR LETTER CAUSE I'M NOT THERE YETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT"
    i sure would like a recording of this song.
    palindromeon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is definately my favourite an horse song
    i especially love the part where kate is all "NO I DIDN'T REPLY TO YOUR LETTER CAUSE I'M NOT THERE YETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT"
    i sure would like a recording of this song.
    palindromeon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti too would love this on cd lol an horse are amazing!!
    dancingwithmyselfon August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnd I know I am doing okay
    but I know it was not too well

    But you won’t look into,
    no you won’t look into.

    should be..
    And I know YOU WERE doing okay
    but I know THERE IS THAT DEEP WELL

    THAT you won't look into,
    No you won't look into
    coolwhip117on November 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit is no i didnt reply to your letter cuz im not in itttttt


    hello! She has an accent and it makes a yyyyet noise but it makes sense because you can't hear the an for an idiot.
    TRQSKQon December 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe line is "and there is that deep well that you won't look into"
    THe_Atomic_Punkon April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI saw them play Thursday, and Kate hilariously dedicated this song to raccoon roadkill that they had happened upon earlier in the day. She couldn't stop chuckling at herself and on the first verse sang instead,"...and that raccoon is in he-elll." haha

    I just submitted an updated, corrected version of these lyrics. Hopefully, they go through.

    I kind of wish the line was "And I didn't reply to your letter because I'm not an idiot," or that it was both. It would really add to the bittersweetness of the song (heavy on the bitter..ha).

    I can't tell if this song is about a failed relationship because someone has cheated (or perhaps some type of abuse--domestic, emotional, or substance), hence all of the anger in the first verse. Or is it about a parent's divorce? Or something completely different than any of these?

    Regardless, it's obvious that whoever she's having this dialogue with has done something in the past to make a mess of things, which caused her great anger. She "gets it now", so the anger is dissipating, but sometimes that coldness inside returns to her--so to speak. I think the "they" who are telling her to just breathe, could be references to friends or perhaps specialists/psychologists.

    The bridge is my favorite part. I love Damon's distorted shout/sing in the background. And the whole sound behind Kate's vocals, how accusatory 'You changed this all' is gives me chills. The 'I'm not here yet' really lends to the idea that she's still trying to heal about what happened. The offender (well that just makes it sound like a crime) tried to contact her about what happened (letter), but she's not ready.

    somekindofprowesson April 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite An Horse song besides Horizons.

    :)
    they're gonna be so big. i can't wait. im seeing them june 7th! ahhh
    xomgkillmeon May 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite song so far, listening.

    I agree with somekindofprowess, being about a failed relationship due to some kind of abuse. I think she feels like she has some attachment to the situation still, maybe. Wonders what he feels, wants to make excuses and believe he tried and maybe still feels.

    I'm going through something similar, so it's a very appealing song to me. Nonetheless, great song.
    lyricallychallengedon June 15, 2009   Link

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