you always said that if i'm a star then you're a constellation
but the sky is burnt out
and we're just going through the motions
you've got this mile wide smile that follows you
and lights up rooms
i'm getting sick and tired of waiting in the dark

tell me you need some time alone
tell me you need some room to breathe
and i'll be on my way

and if you need to find me i'll be wandering the streets
dining alone at all our favorite places to eat
and drinking alone waiting on the phone to ring
i hope whatever is in this bottle leaves me brave enough to sleep

tell me you need some time alone
tell me you need some room to breathe
and i'll be on my way

then i'll walk on and you'll just say
that feelings fail and people change
and we'll pretend when we meet that we're better off as friends

lipstick smiles touched to parting lips
we'll be alright...
one last time, not unlike the last time
we'll be alright


Lyrics submitted by LiquidHog

Breathing Room song meanings
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    General Commenti know this probably isn't the real meaning of it..but i'm listening to this song a lot right now, and this is the time when a lot of my friends, including my sister/best friend are leaving for college and university, and the line "and if you need to find me i'll be wandering the streets dining alone at all our favorite places to eat and drinking alone waiting on the phone to ring ... then i'll walk on and you'll just say that feelings fail and people change" really just makes me think of how it might be when we see each other again, how it might be, how i hope it won't be. it's just a very sad song.
    BetterOffNedon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is the greatest song in the world. It describes exactly how i feel about friends and past relationships. I recommend this band to anyone that wants to hear a good band. they may not be all popular and shit but dammit they rule!!
    Supergurlon March 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is the best song!!!!! sooo awesome...
    awayfromhereon June 20, 2003   Link

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