He's standing alone with his gun in his hand
Wondering why he's the man with the gun in his hand
Brother of mine please don't take this choice
Drop the gun and follow my voice

ohh
ohh

Is it just enough for you to breathe, I'm begging
Is it not enough to just have me whoa

He's standing alone with the gun in his hand
Why am I the man, why am I the man
Brother of mine take this away I'm sick of this life of pain

ohh
ohh

Is it just enough for you to breathe, I'm begging
Is it not enough to just have me whoa
Is it just enough for you to be, I'm trying
To be the person that you need please dont pull the

(clearing throat)

He;s dead on the floor with his gun in his hand
Why was he the man, why was he the man

Is it just enought for you to breathe, I'm begging
It's not enough to be just me whoa
Is it just enough for you to breathe, I'm begging
Is it not enough to just have me whoa
Is it just enough for you to be, I'm trying
And where I go you will follow


Lyrics submitted by aristuma21

Mother May I song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentWow! So yea, these guys had a hard time getting their name! Geeze..
    Eatmewhileimhot to Mister Owl, then back to Eatmewhileimhot!
    All cause of stupid Owl City..like wtf!
    Whatever!
    This songs amazing
    I think its about *maybe* one of christophers brothers trying to commit suicide,
    and chris is saying
    "Is it just enough for you to breathe, I'm begging
    Is it not enough to just have me whoa
    Is it just enough for you to be, I'm trying
    To be the person that you need"
    Chris is trying to be there for him.
    The end of the song "where I go you will follow" makes me think its a younger brother hes talking about.
    Just my input..
    winzip17on August 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that this son means the singer speaking to one of his friends whos trying to commit suicide.
    them talking back in forth.
    like, the singer saying,
    "Is it just enough for you to breathe, I'm begging
    Is it not enough to just have me whoa
    Is it just enough for you to be?"
    then the friend Saying back,"im trying"
    even though there was only one singer. :3
    thats just what it means to me
    ScreamingInUrPillowNeverHelpson January 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionOh my god, why are there no comments yet?! This song is so amazing :) I can't stop listening to it!
    haveh3arton May 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell there are comments
    the thing is that they were called Mr. Owl so they changed the name
    so yeah
    thats why
    I know this song is so awesome
    =P
    =)
    i can listen to it all day
    =)
    aristuma21on May 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"To be the first thing that you need"
    should be
    "To be the person that you need"
    foundthevelvetsun7on June 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an amazing song.
    i have it on my myspace and i cant stop listening to it.

    i think its about this guy that feels like he isnt good enough and is contemplating suicide.
    memoryintheatticon July 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with memory in the attic, except i think he's talking about his brother.
    wendycatastropheon July 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbahaha
    they are amazingggggg.
    analisalaneon August 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm..christofer drew screamo?..i love it!:) this song is amazing ive been listening to it nonn stop for the past 4dayss!
    JackkSkellingtonnon August 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll of you are wrong. It';s about his older brother who killed himself. Do your research before making yourself look like a complete idiot(:
    mauledbybearsxon October 04, 2011   Link

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