Don't lose your soul as your eyes roll shut
Don't worry, it will be over
Hold on though, you're alone, I am there with you
That much at least I can promise

You know what's to come to not accept this
Don't lose your soul, you must fight for each breath
Don't go quietly

Don't cry out for God
Just breathe in and out
Don't cry out for God
Just breathe in and out

We are but lambs to the slaughter now
I have no fear of death itself
So don't try and save me and please, God, forsake me
I'll suffer alone, I just want to be left

My soul has flown and I am what is left
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones
I am skin and bones


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    My InterpretationThis song touches my heart. It's so... beautiful. And hopeless. There's something about the vulnerability of hopelessness that just naturally touches the human heart. I don't really agree with the viewpoint of my own interpretation, but it's touching nonetheless.

    Okay. So for me the song is about hopelessness. This person has lost everything--could be a home, a family, a lover, a friend... We can assume that there's nothing left of this person. He or she has essentially lost his or her own identity, leaving nothing but flesh. Whatever happened to this person has caused him/her to give up on life completely. It seems as though there IS an acceptance in this song that God DOES exist, but I think this is one of those classic moments where a person that has undergone a tragedy is asking, "Why me, God?" and is basically giving up the idea that God wants to help or cares. The song says "breathe in and out," suggesting that the things you need to overcome tragedy are inside of you. You're "skin and bones"--essentially, you're all that you have in the end. Again, I don't really agree with that idea, but that seems to be what the song is saying. To me, this song needs a sequel where the person realizes that God is on his or her side and learns that he or she is much more than just "skin and bones." But I still love this song, despite my disagreement with the theology. It's just one of those songs that you can't help but sympathize with.
    ShadowsRainDownon November 20, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song I absolutely love! I was just diagnosed with youth rheumatoid arthritis and i have the song on repeat:) I feel so lost right now and its helping me along... anyway I feel this song is about loosing something special to them maybe a loved ones life or maybe they just feel their life is at a stand still.

    "Don't lose your soul, you must fight for each breath
    Don't go quietly"
    this little stanza i feel just is a reminder to not give up and to not let evil win
    Don't cry out for God
    Just breathe in and out
    "Don't cry out for God
    Just breathe in and out"
    I feel like this kinda explains the fact that if there was a God nothing bad like this would ever happen so don't waste your breath crying out for something that wont and cant help because it doesn't exist.

    This song is just beautiful and I cant help but connect with it right now I wish life was a little easier...
    mawmawon August 10, 2012   Link

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