"Breathing" as written by Toni Kakko, Henrik Klingenberg, Tommy Portimo, Marko Paasikoski and Elias Viljanen....
I take my hat off, bow before the greatness
You're so much braver I give you credit for
Somehow the greys create a harmony
And no colour can add a flavor
I've started to feel like

Know the face, familiar stranger
I'm not a child, I feel misunderstood
I built a bridge, you use the tunnel, now
The rope we are pulling is slipping away from me
All this wasted time is killing me, and I've started to feel like

I can not control my life anymore
Feel a need to leave and breathe on my own
I remember all the broken songs of our life
Maybe one more wrong will make it all right
I just really need to be alone now

I can not control my life anymore
Feel a need to leave and breathe on my own
I remember all the broken songs of our life
Maybe one more wrong will make it all right
I just really need to be alone now


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"Breathing" as written by Henrik Klingenberg Elias Viljanen

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    General CommentAn outstanding ballad. I don't think the meaning of this song is too deep - to me, it sounds like "midlife crisis". A long relationship gone wrong ("all the broken songs of our life", "I built a bridge, you use the tunnel now"), looking back in time and feeling bad about the life you've lead ("all this wasted time is killing me").
    I don't quite understand what the first lines are about, there certainly might be more in it. Any ideas?
    Picajoon September 19, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI like this song it has made cry and I considere a song that makes me cry, really good =p.
    I think is just a couple having problems but he is telling her that is not really her fault is just him having some personal issues but it seems she doesn't understand what his issues are so that causes more problems although he isn't making it any easier.

    "I take my hat off, bow before the greatness
    You're so much braver I give you credit for"
    I think that here is where he's telling her is not her fault by complementing her and calling her brave. She probably wants to keep trying and save the relationship and that's why he calls her brave, maybe?

    "Somehow the Grays create a harmony
    And no color can add a flavor..."
    The relationship has probably become monotonous and boring.

    "Know the face, familiar stranger"
    Since their relationship has become strain they probably feel like strangers living under the same roof.

    "I'm not a child, I feel misunderstood"
    He is clearly stating he has issues, and since they feel like stragers they don't understand each other.

    "I built a bridge, you use the tunnel..."
    They don't spend much time together, they go their separate ways

    "- The rope we are pulling is slipping away from me"
    He's not really trying to save the relationship, so this life that he has with her is slipping away.


    "I can not control my life anymore
    Feel a need to leave and breathe on my own
    I remember all the broken songs of our life
    Maybe one more wrong will make it all right...
    I just really need to be alone now..."

    Here he gives a bit of hope that maybe things will get better but he'll look into that once he sorts his life out.

    Keijuon October 13, 2009   Link

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