"The Air That You Breathe" as written by and Nuno Bettencourt....
I got a great big smile
But I got rotten teeth
My posture's kinda good
From my knees to my feet

And if I cut my hair
Most people they won't stare
But if people don't stare,
Who will care, who will care

I got me a tattoo, it makes me feel so tough
If someone would fight me please
God I need to be touched
The closest that I get

To ever feel your kiss
I get to take a drag off a used cigarette
Sometimes I think I'm better off dead
But then if I'm dead, they'll bury my head

If I can't use my lips, can't kiss the air
Why kiss the air?
(Cause it's the air you breathe)
Sometimes I wish I wish

I wish that I was sick
Cause then I would belong to a popular plauge
Sometimes I wish I wish
I wish that I was green

I could fight for my rights, I would march standing tall
All I wanted was you, all I wanted was you
But you don't notice me
You despise, you despise

Sometimes I think I'm better off dead
But then if I'm dead, they'll bury my head
If I can't use my lips, can't kiss the air
Why kiss the air?

(Cause it's the air you breathe)
The closest that I get to ever feel your kiss
I get to take a drag off a used cigarette
All I wanted was you

All I wanted was you
But you don't notice me
You despise, You despise
If all you wanted was

If all you wanted was life
You would then recognize me


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"The Air That You Breathe" as written by Nuno Bettencourt

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    General CommentThe lines that hit me when I listen to this song are in the chorus: "Sometime I think I'm better off dead...But then if I'm dead, they'll bury my head." So to me this song is about being tired of (or bored or frustrated with) life and not getting what you want, pining for and end but not really wanting to be dead and forgotten.
    NunoInfoon June 08, 2003   Link

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