if there was a time and a place to let go of this heart, it's right now, it's always. It's not fair, it still hurts. I pretend that she asks, "do you know why stars shine?" but I can't tell her why. Keep your head between your knees, it's not fair, it's not fair. I'm trying not to breathe. It's all wrong, it still hurts, i'm still looking for the words. It's not fair, it's not fair, i'm still waiting for my turn. And I know that these words are the hardest ones to hear. I still wish I was home, watching your hands move to mine.

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Breathing Lessons song meanings
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    General Commentthe first time i heard this song, i wanted to cry! this song pretty much describes what it feels like to have a broken heart, and you wil lnever understand why things didnt work out between you two...
    EmOhunny017on May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHe tries to describe what he is feeling, and like every person with a broken heart he is thinking about dying
    "I'm trying not to breathe"
    it's just beautiful
    Xpretoxon May 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentexactly how i feel..cept that Penfold vocalize it even better..so much emotion so much energy....when i listen to other bands..id find their songs bland and flat compared to Penfold...
    archysphinxologyon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI do love this song - simply amazing. Everyone's been there.
    jawbrokenrhymeson May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song...and i think that everyone can at some point or another agree that these lyrics feel like home.
    Pretty-Pink-Punkeron June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best songs ever written. i cry almost everytime i hear this song it descibes everything i feel right now!
    screaming emoon July 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. It's actually the first song i've ever heard by Penfold. I'll definitely have to look into downloading some of their other songs. :)
    suicidaldreamson July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah these song lyrics are really good....and most everyone can relate to them...yay for penfold!!!
    EmoGurlyon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentquestion...? does anybody else think that when he says "and i know these words are the hardest to hear' he may be talking to himself? i think it gives an interesting perspective on the song
    emo12PUNK12metalon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'd guess that the words are more along the lines of "I'm leaving", or maybe "It's over". Or quite possibly, "I miss you". I hate being a sappy bastard.
    As always, it is open to interpretation.
    WhiteTideon April 08, 2003   Link

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