My life stands here where its found
In a land in which my heart is bound.
Lay my hands down in the ground,
And dig my seed out from this mound,

Truth is that I've always known,
But I've held my breath
To tell all 'til now..
'Til now..

Now I'm gonna go
Now I'm gonna leave
Now I'm gonna be complete

Now I'm gonna go
Now I'm gonna leave
Now I'm gonna be happy

'Cause I can't breathe without you,
I can't be without you,
I can't breathe without you,
I can't be without you,
I can't breathe without you,
I can't be without you,
I can't breathe without you,
I just need you now..

My compass, it points south
To a land where all my soul is bound,
A wind blows words out from its mouth,
To catch my sail and float me down

Now I'm gonna go
Now I'm gonna leave
Now I'm gonna be complete

Now I'm gonna go
Now I'm gonna leave
Now I'm gonna be happy

'Cause I can't breathe without you,
I can't be without you,
I can't breathe without you,
I can't be without you,
I can't breathe without you,
I can't be without you,
I can't breathe without you,
I just need you now..

'Cause I can't breathe without you,
I can't be without you,
I just need you now..


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    Song MeaningInitially, I thought this song was about a breakup, or loss of a loved one. I still do, but now I also think this song is about suicide.

    Now I'm gonna go
    Now I'm gonna leave
    Now I'm gonna be complete

    Now I'm gonna go
    Now I'm gonna leave
    Now I'm gonna be happy

    This sounds to me like a breakup - like he's been miserable in this relationship, and has known it for awhile, but is finally getting out. But this is followed by:

    I can't breathe without you,
    I can't be without you,
    I can't breathe without you,
    I just need you now..

    And this is the opposite - he doesn't want to leave, and can't breathe without the other person around.

    So I think its about suicide - the love of his life has died, and he can't function without her - so he's decided to leave - kill himself - so he can be complete again and happy - with his lost love in the afterlife.

    I love this song, and it manages to make me sad every time I hear it. The chorus strikes me particularly hard at the moment, because my mom was really sick, and nearly died, and is still fighting cancer - and every time I think about losing her, I get this tightness in my chest, and I can't breathe. I can only imagine how much worse it would be to lose the great love of your life.

    BobDDstryron August 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAnd I'd never quite gotten what the verses are referring to, but think I just did, at least somewhat.

    My life stands here where its found
    In a land in which my heart is bound.
    Lay my hands down in the ground,
    And dig my seed out from this mound,

    My compass, it points south
    To a land where all my soul is bound,
    A wind blows words out from its mouth,
    To catch my sail and float me down

    He's stuck here, in life, where is heart (his body) is. He yearns to go "south" (where his compass points - towards his love, not north as a compass should) - to where his soul is bound - to her. He's basically saying, I'm stuck here in this life, while you've died, leaving me and my heart behind - and when I die, I'll leave my heart behind, but my soul will go on, and find her. And be happy - the idea of a wind blowing to "float" him down implies that when he arrives things will be calm and gentle.
    BobDDstryron August 02, 2011   Link

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