2 AM and she calls me 'cause I'm still awake
"Can you help me unravel my latest mistake?
I don't love him, winter just wasn't my season"

Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes
Like they have any right at all to criticize
Hypocrites, you're all here for the very same reason

And 'cause you can't jump the track,
We're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl
So cradle your head in your hands

And breathe, just breathe
Oh breathe, just breathe

In May he turned 21 on the base at Fort Bliss
"Just a day," he said down to the flask in his fist
"Ain't been sober, since maybe October of last year"

Here in town you can tell he's been down for a while
But, my God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles
Wanna hold him, maybe I'll just sing about it

'Cause you can't jump the track
We're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, boys
So cradle your head in your hands

And breathe, just breathe
Oh breathe, just breathe

There's a light at each end of this tunnel
You shout 'cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out
And these mistakes you've made, you'll just make them again
If you only try turning around

2 AM and I'm still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it's no longer
Inside of me threatening the life it belongs to

And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd
'Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you'll use them however you want to

But you can't jump the track
We're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand

And breathe, just breathe
Oh breathe, just breathe
Oh breathe, just breathe
Oh breathe, just breathe


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Breathe Lyrics as written by Anna Nalick

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    General Commentthis song is awesome. i love how its called breathe, but you have to have the lungs of a deep sea diver to sing the verses.

    "May he turned 21 on the base of Fort Bliss
    Just today he sat down to the flask in his fist
    Ain't been sober since maybe October of last year
    Here in town you can tell he's been down for while
    But my God it's so beautiful when the boy smiles
    Wanna hold him but maybe I'll just sing about it..."

    i think every girl has that Fort Bliss guy. the tragically flawed yet simultaneously perfect dream guy.

    waiting for my next one. ;)
    indierock01on November 21, 2007   Link

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