"The Breathing Method" as written by and Ryan Pope James Suptic....
Made a grave mistake
An all too common place
Not the first time back again
It's obvious the risks

Outweigh the benefits
Should have used our heads
Couldn't happen to me
No

There's no safe hiding place in thinking you're immune
You're not immune
Watch advantages pass
Abrasive, difficult regret

I was
Can you conceive that I hate you
I can barely make the rent
You are

That a word as strong as hate can describe the way I feel
We were
And in the end there is another
Nothing

A product of you
But you come back fine
You came back
Nothing at all

I won't hide or turn back
I'll take responsible
I won't let mine be a mistake


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"The Breathing Method" as written by Matthew Patrick Pryor James Suptic

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    General Commenti think i like the intro of this song much better than when he starts singin. very good drumming, and the guitar compliments it nicely
    HellionChildon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentanybody got this 7"?
    myeyesareopenon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about his girlfriend getting pregnant and now he regrets having sex with her. He's quite bitter about it too. "Can you conceive that I hate you?" He lets her know that he is not going to run away though with the last few lines. "I'll take responsibility. I won't let mine be a mistake."
    Overall, I think this is a good song. Not their best, but it has a good message. I especially like this part:
    It's obvious the risks
    outweigh the benefits
    should have used our heads
    couldn't happen to me
    no
    there's no safe hiding place in thinking you're immune
    you're not immune

    The breathing method could mean 2 things. (1) When a woman is having a baby, she has to breathe a certain way. (2) A bit more obvious maybe. When 2 people are uhmm... "doing it", they uhh... tend to breathe heavy
    not_fully_convincedon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThank you Not Fully Convinced for your incredible insight :)
    Apple Dumplingon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Get up Kids songs... the screaming in the background just sounds so different and makes it stand out so much... and the intro to this song is absolutely amazing. The Get up Kids always write great intros for their songs (Ten Minutes, I'm a Loner Dottie, a Rebel...) and this is one of their best.
    bombsonenglandon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe song is just so good intramentally you could take away all the words and it would still give you the same feeling of hate and frustration that he feels for this person. it's about him knocking a girl he hates up and regretting it. it's so good.
    brandonisalrighton August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow only 6 comments for this song.
    its such a great song, instrumentally and lyrically
    its such a frustrated attack.
    great ending to eudora
    especially with shorty right before it
    shorty is like the breathing method jr. haha
    sodaupyournoseon March 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYears Apart havee a song called The Breathing Method.
    drewplaysrockon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm so addicted to this song right now. I wonder what the whole story behind it is.

    "Can you conceive that I hate you?" A clever but intensely angry pun... I love it.
    Northstaron January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta really great instrumental intro!
    sean7711on May 16, 2006   Link

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