"Still Breathing" as written by and Elizabeth Mae/henrickson Hale....
I need an aspirin after you
Until you left I never knew what my heart was really going through
And I never wanna go back but if there's some sick twist of fate
I would rather rest in peace please do not resuscitate

I'm still breathing.
Don't you think I'm not
Because you're leaving?
Never gonna see me grieving
I'm moving up and away.
Not crying
Funny I'm not even trying
Never gonna lay down
I'm breathing much better
The air is much clearer over you

Suffocating, and I didn't know why
Until I realized you were standing in the way of my air supply
Clear the air, was about to die
I wonder why I didn't leave you way before so I thought I was insane
But it was you who kept the oxygen from getting to my brain

I'm still breathing.
Don't you think I'm not
Because you're leaving?
Never gonna see me grieving
I'm moving up and away.
Not crying
Funny I'm not even trying
Never gonna lay down
I'm breathing much better
The air is much clearer over you

Over you! Over you!

Over your head.
Out of your view
Breathing so much better
Now that I'm away from you

I'm still breathing.
Don't you think I'm not
Because you're leaving?
Never gonna see me grieving
I'm moving up and away.
Not crying
Funny I'm not even trying
Never gonna lay down
I'm breathing much better
The air is much clearer over you


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"Still Breathing" as written by Tommy Henrickson Elizabeth Mae Hale

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    General CommentI adore this song. Allison has such a mature voice, and she's so strong. It's about moving on and not letting stupid things get to you. People expect you be broken into a million pieces after a break up, but Allison is saying "Why should I be? I don't NEED him."
    MomoTheStrangeon December 05, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree with MomoTheStrange. The guy did her wrong and broke her heart. Allison wants to show the guy that she doesn't need him. She's basically stating that she can still breath and survive without him. That's he's no longer her everything. At first she didn't realize that she was letting herself go through such suffering but when she did in fact realize what was happening she stopped. She let him know, point blank, that she doesn't need him and things are better without him.
    ohsnapsitsallieon December 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti agree with momothestrange and ohsnapsitsallie some guy did her wrong and he thinks if he leaves she'll be begging him to stay but instead she's waiting for him to leave i love the line "i'm still breathing don't you think i'm not because you're leaving" and "i'm breathing so much better now that i'm away from you"
    musicgirl9507on October 17, 2010   Link

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