Breathe, breathe in the air
Don't be afraid to care
Leave, don't leave me
Walk around and choose your own ground

Long you live and high you fly
Smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
All you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be

Run, rabbit, run
Dig that hole, forget the sun
And when at last the work is done
Don't sit down it's time to dig another one

For long you'll live, and high you'll fly
But only if you ride the tide
And balanced on the biggest wave
You race towards an early grave

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Speak to Me/Breathe Lyrics as written by Waters Mason

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    General Commentthis fits really well at the end of "Time" since it's basically somebody returning home after they realized that they've grown old wasting their time

    And this could quite possibly be the best part in Dark Side of Oz as Dorthy returns home and this plays. Wow.
    nukethesunon May 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is mind blowing music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Addoon May 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyes, its talking about someone coming home after growing up. GREAT song!
    DarkSideOfTheMoon5on November 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!
    north*star*babeon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love when the Breathe Reprise kicks in at the end of Time. Amazing
    TheTrialon December 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentRock City.
    phloydon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt is amazing, but it's actually about a guy who comes home (home, home again, etc.) who hears a funeral bell ringing. Prayers are the softly spoken magic spells.

    It really fits in well at the end of Time, because this person has wasted his life away, and now he's died.

    A Poem:

    called: I can't go on anymore

    Je n'en peux plus
    Je craque
    Je n'en peux plus
    inpraiseoffollyon May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy last comment was not clear. The person from the beginning of the song comes home, and hears funeral bells ringing. They are for some other person just like him that kicked back and watched the years fly by.

    The man (from the beginning of the song) realizes that it will be him next. And that some other guy will hear his funeral bells and realize the same thing. It's a never ending cycle.

    Of course, by the time anyone gets the message, it's too late to do anything about it for you, and young people won't listen if you advise them. So the cycle is doomed to go on endlessly.
    inpraiseoffollyon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best albums ever. I like this song because that's what I'll do. When I get home, I'll sit somewhere quiet and listen to this album.
    Play the Gameon February 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti sure hope nukethesun doesnt know anything about Dark Side of the Moon
    floyd7on March 23, 2007   Link

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