I think much like another song “Anti-Matter” (that's also on the same album as this song), this one is also is inspired by a horrifying van crash the band experienced on Nov 3, 2022. This, much like the other track, sounds like it's an extension what they shared while huddled in the wreckage, as they helped frontman Garrett Russell stem the bleeding from his head wound while he was under the temporary effects of a concussion. The track speaks of where the mind goes at the most desperate & desolate of times, when it just about slips away to all but disconnect itself, and the aftermath.
i should have known better than to breathe you in the first time i held you there for just a second but the mistake was mine now i can't take my hands off you i can't keep my hands off of you i thought i'd only hold you once more then i thought i'd let you go i thought once would be enough but i guess that wasn't so now i need you every day i need you more and more.
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