I got one one breath to give
I got one one second to live
Before I say what I've got to say
Before I break, it's gonna change everything

I got one one second to live
Before I say what I've got to say
Before I sing and I let out these words
You're gonna have to reach in the dark earth
It's gonna change everything

Heels on the highway, heels on the heart
It's gonna change everything
Playing on the player, fell so hard
It's gonna change everything

I got one one breath to give
I got one one breath to give
Before I say it, before I say it
Before I say it, oh

Heels on the highway, heels on the heart
It's gonna change everything
Play it on the player, here's to the dark
It's gonna change everything

Heels on the highway, fingers in the dark
It's gonna change everything


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One Breath song meanings
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    My Interpretationdiscogs.com/Anna-Calvi-Anna-Calvi/master/…
    JJKelsallon January 24, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationThe major part of the song is just the tension building as the narrator builds up the courage to say what it is they have to say, taking in a deep breath. The instrumental climax is a wonderful exhalation in which the words are spoken, but we don't hear what is said. I think the focus is more in the feeling of the release, so the words don't particularly matter. The beautiful orchestral arrangements of the strings kind of make it feel as though this release is positive, but those humming guitar lines in the background hint at a bit of darkness, perhaps suggesting that the narrator still fears that whatever they have said might not be taken well.
    JJKelsallon January 24, 2014   Link

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