"Don't Hold Your Breath" as written by and Joel Laslett Pott Carey Suthon Willetts....
Don't hold your breath cause we're running in circles
Silence runs along phone lines
I feel like I am swimming through pavements
And then the dark throws me a lifeline

I'll be the sky that lights up with fireworks
Whenever November comes
And you could be the greatest thing that has happened to me
Though I don't know you now

Don't hold your breath
Cause we've already been here
There are trees to remember you by
These trees are cold but they're anticipating
The sun is gonna give the kiss of life

I'll be the sky that lights up with fireworks
Whenever November comes
And you could be the greatest thing that has happened to me
Though I don't know you now

I'm blowing breath on the windowpane
Sketching your name with my finger
I'm blowing breath on the windowpane
Sketching your face with my finger

I'll be the sky that lights up with fireworks
Whenever November comes
And you could be the greatest thing that has happened to me
Though I don't know you now

I'll be the sky that lights up with fireworks
Whenever November comes
And you could be the greatest thing that has happened to me
Though I don't know you now


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"Don't Hold Your Breath" as written by Joel Laslett Pott Carey Suthon Willetts

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    General CommentAnother great song that the TV show "Ugly Betty" introduced me to.

    Anyway, the song is about a guy who's saying to a girl that he'll be everything she needs or wants him to be for her and vice versa.
    Benioffon October 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, this song got me in2 Athlete (also saw it on Ugly Betty)
    lukas333on October 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor me the song is about saying goodbye to each other. You COULD be the greatest thing that has happened to me, though I don't know you now (like I used to).
    I can exactly relate this song to the friend of mine, Mister V. Only my sky lights up every September because that was the month we split up a few years ago. I used to think he would come back one September saying 'I needed this year/2 years/3 years to realize that we need to get back together'. Somehow I was sure he needed an exact amount of years and would definitely come back in September. But now I tell myself: Don't hold your breath = don't wait for wonders...
    KatieDementieon August 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's more about being in a relationship for a long time, and then realizing that that person has changed("but I don't know you now"), and trying to figure out what to do. The solution comes as ending things ("dark throws me a lifeline").

    "Don't hold your breath," I see applying in two ways:
    1: Telling the person not to hold their breathe that another 'solution' will be made clear.
    2: Telling yourself not to hold your breath for the other person to change back to who they once were, even though you miss that person "I'm blowing breath...").
    drummerboypbcon August 19, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningSorry guys but you're all off the mark it's about Joel Pott's wife when she was rushed into hospital and nearly miscaried (she was alright and the baby was fine)
    hence "And you could be the greatest thing that has happened to me, Though I don't know you now"

    he was in tour in the us when it happend and flew back to england as fast as he could
    "I'm blowing breath on the windowpane, Sketching your name with my finger" clearly about the flight back

    bechkon January 09, 2011   Link

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