You broke when I just bent
You cried, I never meant to break you down
This time did I steal the best of you

Can you breathe tonight
As the air is leaving you
Stay tonight
Like the words are new to you
Can we go back
To the last time my arms could carry you
Breathe tonight, you're alive

Lost, don't leave me in the dark alone
Shine a light, 'cause you're the road that got me home
'Cause I, I never knew that love was true
Did you

Can you breathe tonight
As the air is leaving you
Stay tonight
Like the words are new to you
Can we go back
To the last time my arms could carry you
Breathe tonight, you're alive

You, you broke when I just bent
Goodbye but only if you're over it

Can you breathe tonight
As the air is leaving you
Stay tonight
Like the words are new to you
Can we go back
To the last time my arms could carry you
Breathe tonight, you're alive
You're alive


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    General CommentTo me, this song represents the end of a relationship in which one person was emotionally damaged significantly more than the other. Though in the chorus, "Can we go back to the last time my arms could carry you" represents a longing to return to the relationship that they once had, but for some reason cannot continue with.

    xlittlesparrowxon May 08, 2009   Link

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