I don't wanna be left behind
Distance was a friend of mine
Catching breath in a web of lies
I've spent most of my life
Riding waves, playing acrobat
Shadowboxing the other half
Learning how to react
I've spent most of my time

Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of this show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won't be told what's supposed to be right

Catch my breath, no one can hold me back, I ain't got time for that
Catch my breath, won't let them get me down, it's all so so simple now

Addicted to the love I found
Heavy heart, now a weightless cloud
Making time for the ones that count
I'll spend the rest of my time
Laughing hard with the windows down
Leaving footprints all over town
Keeping faith, Karma comes around
I will spent the rest of my life

Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of this show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won't be told what's supposed to be right

Catch my breath, no one can hold me back, I ain't got time for that
Catch my breath, won't let them get me down, it's all so so simple now

You helped me see
The beauty in everything

Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of this show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won't be told what's supposed to be right

Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of this show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won't be told what's supposed to be right
Catch my breath

Catch my breath, no one can hold me back, I ain't got time for that
Catch my breath, won't let them get me down, it's all so so simple now
It's all so simple now

Catching my breath, letting it go
Turning my cheek for the sake of this show
Now that you know, this is my life
I won't be told what's supposed to be right
Catch my breath

Catch my breath, no one can hold me back, I ain't got time for that
Catch my breath, won't let them get me down, it's all so so simple now


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"Catch My Breath" as written by Kelly Brianne Clarkson, Jason Halbert, Eric Olson

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    General CommentGreat song. The hook is good. :)
    vulnaviaon January 11, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about letting go of all those distractions in life trying to throw you apart. It can all change once you realize and take that step away from it all. From it all, everyone will be better.

    Clarkson tried to make it a simple equation to make a difference in your life.
    XeroDaSparxon January 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI don't wanna be left behind
    Distance was a friend of mine
    Catching breath in a web of lies
    I've spent most of my life

    In the beginning, she's reminiscing about how she use to spend her life on this trivial things. I thought it was quite interesting and a contradiction how she doesn't want to be left behind, but she wants to keep her distance. It could be taken as a problem with relationships, how she wants to be with someone, but at the same time, she doesn't want to get close.

    Catching my breath, letting it go
    Turning my cheek for the sake of this show
    Now that you know, this is my life
    I won't be told what's supposed to be right

    For me, I think this song is about moving on. In the beginning, she's talking about how much she can do without people influencing her. When she's turning her cheek for the sake of the show, she could be avoiding conflicts so she doesn't want to waste time by starting gossip. She's realizing how she should spend most of her time. "Catching her breath" could be interpreted as the epiphany that she should move on and focus on her, without anything holding her back.
    lilphoenixon February 17, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti love the song..it tells that you are responsible for all the emotions you've been through..you are responsible for your own happiness.
    Let go of that things that doesn't value you or just making you feel worthless. Love yourself a little more..

    cheers!
    justsharing(:on April 02, 2013   Link
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    MemoryI recently met a friend who has helped me see the beauty in everything. I hope he will always be here but even if he isn't I will never forget him!

    I see this song as Kelly's struggles through life but she never gave up hope. I love how her music is tough but romantic at the same time.
    Munchy29on April 28, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song goes back to her american idol days how she says
    "Turning my cheek for the sake of this show" - turning her cheek and doing what the producers say..?
    and also " I won't be told whats supposed to be right" - just everyone telling her different things that they think is right.?
    so shes done with that shes taking a step back and just looking at everything in her life and now she's ready to do her thing not anyone else's....
    something like that =)
    lemmeholdyou16on October 11, 2013   Link

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