Save
Save me from this
Wandered around the town
All the thousand things
I might miss

And you
Think we'll suffer much
Think we'll close our eyes
Just to see the light
Pass us by

With tomorrow coming
Hope that I don't
Let you down again
Said I'm so glad to be here
Does it mean a thing?
If only I could breathe
What you breathe
If only I could see what you see

Sit
We'll take our time
Watching the flowers grow
All the friends we've known say
Goodbye

And you
Did you suffer much?
Did you close your eyes
Just to see the night
Rush on by?

Gathered all around you
Hope that we don't
Let you down again
I said I'm so glad to be here
Does it mean a thing?
If only I could breathe
What you breathe
If only I could see what you see
Said I'm so glad to be here
Does it mean a thing
If only I could breathe
What you breathe
If only I could see what you see
If only I could just believe a thing


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Breathe Lyrics as written by Ledisi Young James Jaiden Roston

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    General CommentI think this song is about two dying friends.
    Each one only has a short time to live and they decide to spend the last days of their lives together - watching the flowers grow, wandering around the city, just basically appreciating everything for what it is:

    sit
    we'll take our time
    watching the flowers grow
    all the friends we've known
    say goodbye

    I think they both have their regrets - letting life pass them by:

    and you
    did you suffer much
    did you close your eyes
    just to see the night
    rush on by

    And I believe the parts containing "hope that we don't let you down again" regard to the family and friends of the two friends which have died. They are at their funerals and regret all of the seemingly awful, but trivial, things they've done to them:

    gathered all around you
    hope that we don't
    let you down again
    i said i'm so glad to be here
    does it mean a thing

    That's just my take on the song.
    JBValoon August 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dunno why but this song just screams out Mont-Royal in Montreal whenever I heard it. To me, this song is about living in a city where someone planned to spend the reste of his life with his lover but loses (or almost loses) his lover in a tragic way. There is a strong element of denial in this song. At the begining of the song he's wondering around the town dazed and confused and he needs his dead (or comatose/dying) lover to help he see all the beauty of the city that they shared. (save me from this, wandered around the town, all the thousand things
    i might miss) And then he starts to ask if the dead (or dying) suffers much and see the world going on without her/him. "did you close your eyes, just to see the night, rush us by". Then he talks about their friends gathering around them saying that they are glad to be there. (sounds like a funeral to me)

    Throughout the song he keeps on promising to his lover that he would never let she/him down again, for me this is the saddest part of the song. I assume that he's still in great denial. "if only i could just believe a thing."

    This song is on the second album Moist had written (and possibly inspired) in Montreal.
    chris3hon June 02, 2004   Link

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