I'm coming up for air
I feel the world around me
Crumble in despair
Everything feels empty

I'm coming up for air
Cause everything feels thicker
And I wonder if you care
Cause my time is fading quicker

I don't have the answers
To why you feel so hurt
You can cry on my shoulder
Before it gets worse

Remember in the kitchen when you said goodbye
I had to grab my shirtsleeve there were tears to hide
Departing my old lifestyle and departing you
Which was more important? Neither felt so true

I'm coming up for air
Hopefully there's some left
It never is too easy
To pass all these tests

I don't have the answers
To why you feel so hurt
You can cry on my shoulder
Before it gets worse

Maybe I just think way too much
About your perfume and your warm touch
I threw away all the letters you wrote
Except for that one last goodbye note

And the air is depleted
There's nothing left
You took the rest

So I'll have to start life over
But you're gone
So you won
So you won


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    General CommentThis is the first song I've downloaded from Abreaction, but I plan on getting more. He sounds like Dashboard Confessional (i'm sure most of you have already thought of that) which is one of my favorite bands to listen to. Can't wait to hear more.
    AllImLosingIsMeon April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really great. it really makes me think about the relationships i have with people. It makes me just wanna tell people that i care. =))
    XsweetEMOtionXon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are wrong how do i fix em
    JamieDanon June 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti disagree, i dont think he sounds like dashboard at all...by the way dashboard isnt a band anymore its a solo act also.
    circles overlapon November 17, 2004   Link

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