"Lungs" as written by Iain Andrew Cook, Martin Clifford Doherty and Lauren Eve Mayberry....
How long, til you leave it
You should know that
We’re alone this time
Keep your, self a secret
You should know that
I will sell you a future you don’t want
Like I did last time
I won’t go slow
All the things you tell yourself
Offer no resolution

You know that
This will break us
But you push us
As far as we can go
Taking
Every chance to
Find solutions
That never make anyone happy
We are done this time
You don’t owe me
Take a
Final look at me
Take it and drink it in

Breathe through me
Fill up your lungs with us
I will keep e-very-thing
You give me
Til the time
We let go

Breathe through me
Fill up your lungs with us
I will keep e-very-thing
You give me
Til the time
We let go

Keep me
In your eyeline
Keep believing
What you said before
I won't
Change direction
I will tell you
That everything’s moving too slowly
Just another lie
One more untruth
You won’t ever see through me
You will still drink it in

Breathe through me
Fill up your lungs with us
I will keep e-very-thing
You give me
Til the time
We let go

You know that
This will break us
But you push us
As far as we can go
Taking
Every chance to
Find solutions
That never make anyone happy
We are done this time
You don’t owe me
Take a
Final took at me
Take it


Lyrics submitted by oiseaux, edited by pinkredrabbits

"Lungs" as written by Lauren Eve Mayberry Iain Andrew Cook

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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship that just isn't working out, but the two people keep trying, despite the fact that they keep making the same mistakes and doing the same things to each other over and over.
    Some of my favorite lines:
    "I will sell you a future you don’t want
    Like I did last time
    I won’t go slow
    All the things you tell yourself
    Offer no resolution"
    "Taking
    Every chance to
    Find solutions
    That never make anyone happy"
    Amazing song.
    RoyalBakanesson February 13, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationWhat im getting from this song is that the two people are good friends and thats all they'll ever be and she is trying to warn him about pushing for a relationship will leave them with nothing after it happens
    rrylee6on March 10, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this is about two people that were in a relationship together, broke up because they weren't seeing eye to eye on the course that it was taking them, tried to be friends, then found themselves at the same place as last time.
    "I will sell you a future you don't want like I did last time . I won't go slow."
    She is saying that just like the last time they were together, she will want a more serious relationship than the other person is after. So she is wary about going ahead. But because she loves this other person, she is warning them of what will happen if they get together again.

    "Taking every chance to find solutions that never make anyone happy"
    The other person is trying to offer compromises for both of them. Maybe she wants a more serious relationship whereas the other person just wants a friends with benefits situation, so they offer a middle road: dating. In the end, it doesn't make either of them happy cos it isn't what they each want.

    "I will change direction. I will tell you that everything's moving too slowly. Just another lie. One more intruth"
    She's finally done with this cycle they seem to be going through, so to end things more quickly, she makes herself reveal her true feelings faster than she would have otherwise. OR she is going to act like an extreme version of herself and pretend to want even more than a serious relationship, maybe bring up marriage even though she actually doesn't want that or just pretends to seem like she wants more of a serious relationship than she does.
    JamesMathieuon August 30, 2014   Link

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