We started out fine
but over time
things crashed down
they fell to the ground
i was ripped apart
i have a whole in my heart
but i still need you to breathe

lets slow it down
pick me up from the ground
dont leave now
but if you do
when i stop breathing keep your arms around me

i wouldn't change anything
you still mean everything to me
but as i watch you change
i drive myself insane
missing the old you
you build me up
then break me down

lets slow it down
pick me up from the ground
dont leave now
but if you do
when i stop breathing keep your arms around me

this ties knots in my stomach
you tie ropes around my throat
im breaking down, do you have to leave right now?
i dont know when
but i want to breathe everynow and then
dont let go, dont leave me all alone

lets slow it down
pick me up from the ground
dont leave now
but if you do
when i stop breathing keep your arms around me

dont leave me
dont go now but if you do
when i stop breathing keep your arms around me
dont let go of me now
hold me if i dont make a sound
pretend we're ok
hide me from what you want to say..and
when i stop breathing keep your arms around me......please


Lyrics submitted by NewFoundGloryChick

Breathing song meanings
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    General Commentthese lyrics are really emotional and deep, im pretty sure the song is about being codependant...this person obviously depends on another person alot...they cant live without them....as stated in the lines "dont leave now but if you do when i stop breathing keep your arms around me" overall these lyrics kick ass
    gurlypunkon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is just really sweet, yet sad at the same time. it really expresses someones love for another even though they're going through tough times, exactly how i feel with my b/f
    hypergurl21on August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow...this song describes everything thats going on perfectly. I think its about loving someone more than anything (like I do haha) and having them break your heart, b/c they have changed and what they used to want...isnt what they want anymore, including you. And even tho you know its over...you still need that person, b/c it seems like that person is the only thing keeping you alive.
    PunkAngel401on August 21, 2002   Link

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