"Breathe You In" as written by James Michael, Tobin Joseph Esperance, Jerry Allan Jr. Horton and Jacoby Dakota Shaddix....
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    General CommentWell seeing as TFK is a Christian band...I would suggest that this song is about God.

    It's time to rest
    not to sleep away
    My thoughts alone
    try to complicate
    I'll do my best to seek you out,
    to be myself, and not to impersonate

    Possibly could be talking about how hard it is to be a Christian sometimes with all the temptations of the world (sex, drugs, violence). "My thoughts alone complicate." His own thoughts are confusing him...he's looking for direction. "to be myself, and not to impersonate." he just wants to be himself, to be true to God and not become a fake, insincere, impersonation of himself.

    I'm going in so cover me
    Your compass will help me turn the page
    The laughing stock I'll never be
    'cause I won't let them take me

    He's decided to dedicate himself to God and is asking for the strength to accomplish this "cleansing" of the filth of the world. He won't "let them take me" is him deciding to be resilent againts peer pressure and influence.

    I took a walk to see
    all the love that's around me
    Through the highs and lows
    there's a truth that I know
    and it's you

    The truth is God, who is there through the high and lows, the ups and downs.

    So that's MY over-interpertation of the song [:

    just thought someone ought to be a christian spin on this one
    neverlearnon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti waz @ a tfk concert a week ago and trevor said that this song is about just needing God, not being able 2 go another day without breathing him in
    candianchickon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song just hits me everytime i hear it. It makes me realize how much of a mess i would be without him and how bad i was without him.
    Zanziron August 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first time i heard this song it brought tears to my eyes. And still does when i've had a bad day and come back and listen to it....its amazing. I never imagined how much God could change a life, but im a walking example of how he can do anything!!! Took me a while to figure that out, This song really just brings it all out. My FAV TFK song
    softballsweetie410on March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy take on the song is before he was a believer he thought he can do everything on his own thinking he wouldnt need god saying "i've always been strong"
    but he isnt strong and this song is his cry out to the lord. asking for forgivness, begging for his help.
    true he might of had a problem at one point "I tried so hard to not walk away" thats saying that he tried not to walk away from his problems but he cant cause you cant run away from your problems. and he is realizing that he need god and he will find faith in him and become stronger.

    everytime i hear this song i think about my life and how i should be a better person each day, a year ago i found what i was looking for and now im in love with god. and my heart sinks everytime i hear this song, just noticing how much of an impact god has made on my life, god is so great. and i can never run from the lord, cause when everything is lost, if im ever poor and living on the street and i have lost everything i will still have god.
    he fer sure is the greatest. i have seen a homeless man with just a bike and ratty clothes show up to a church up a 1 mile hill. i admire this man for never losing his faith. i truly love the lord
    desertrat379on March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song always brings me to tears, because it was the first song I listened the night that my ex broke up with me. The whole message of needing to "breathe God in" just hit me so hard, because while there wasn't anything wrong or immoral with the relationship, it just didn't seem to be something God wanted me involved in it.

    The line
    "I tried so hard to not walk away
    and when things don't go my way
    I still carry on and on just the sa-ay-ame"
    hits me so because the relationship didn't end the way I wanted it to, yet I still need to just rely on God, and know he's looking out for the best for me.
    KPODon May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with NFGPhoenix, but I have my own interpretation on the song. Actually two:
    I personally think it's about some one who walks away from their troubles, but has finally found someone they love, someone that makes them confident enough to stand up for themselves, but are too scared to ask the other person out, to scared of rejection. And asks God if they can help.

    So yeah, it probably about God, and how he helps people survive the torture that people go through. To show them that will be better days, so if your ever going through a hard time, don't give up on your life yet, it will get better sooner or later.
    EternalCloud13on May 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing and it has helped me through sooooo much. i can't even begin to explain all it has done for me. whenever i'm down i listen to this song and it just gets my focus back on God and helps me to see that the only ways im going to gets through it is by breathing God in, ya Know? its by far one of my favorites....and sung by one of my favorite bands!!! trevor is an amazing writer, i have to ad...
    leturluvbstrongon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI lllloooovvvveeee this song!!!!! It's about wanting and needing more of God! I could listen to it over and over!
    myishyon May 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me such strength - when I try to do things by myself for too long, and I suddenly realize I should be seeking God's help, "I've always been strong but I can't make this happen" -- the I ask God to help me in the situation "I need to breathe You in"
    sweetsongson September 17, 2008   Link

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