Hello, good morning, how you do?
What makes your rising sun so new?
I could use a fresh beginning too
All of my regrets are nothing new
So this is the way that I say I need you
This is the way that I'm

Learning to breathe
I'm learning to crawl
I'm finding that you and you alone can break my fall
I'm living again, awake and alive
I'm dying to breathe in these abundant skies

Hello, good morning, how you been?
Yesterday left my head kicked in
I never, never thought that
I would fall like that
Never knew that I could hurt this bad

So this is the way that I say I need you
This is the way that I say I love you
This is the way that I say I'm yours
This is the way, this is the way

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Learning To Breathe song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is about a new Christian realizing he wrongs and his need to start over. "I'm learning that you and you alone can break my fall" refers to God. "This is the way that I say I'm yours" refers to submitting to the will of God. This is an awesome song about submitting yourself daily to the will of the Lord.
    jesterguy25on May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the sweetest thing!I love it so very much!The first time I heard it was on my beautiful A walk to Remember.It is such a wonderful loving relationship song.And also I think a great christian walk song too.Everything Switchfoot does is great.
    LuvAwalktoRememberon December 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSappy Teenager Meaning of The Song...Just my own way of Looking at it..On a different level of thinking

    These Lyrics Explain the way I feel about Myself and the person in my Life and The Way I feel...so This is what I take from the Song...It's about a Guy who Kinda has an Pessimistic Outlook, Almost a Depressive person..And There is a girl in his Life..This Girl on The otherhand finds Beauty in everything, Never Regrets a single moment..cause he asks "Hello, Good Morning, How do you do? What Makes your Rising Sun so New?" And he's starting to Realize How Great she is and How much she is showing him, as in The Appreciation of Life. "Learning to breathe I'm learning to crawl I'm finding that you and you alone can break my fall I'm living again, awake and alive"
    sullenisticmindon August 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song could be about one of two things, falling in love or coming to know God. This person is humbling themselves and giving all of themselves to the other person or God whatever the case may be. They had lived their lives being independent and never realizing that they needed anyone but when they find that person they see a whole new world. They never really felt alive until they reached this point in their lives and now they are realizing everything that they had been missing.
    kimberlie08on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSwitchfoot Quotes on "Learning to Breathe"
    "It's about motion - moving from one place to another. Mainly the fact that we are one thing now, but God is calling us to be, you know He is changing us, He is transforming us into something new. He is changing us from a fallen world to a redeemed world that God is bringing about on this planet. And just kind of the motion that happens there. And just the call that each of us as a Christian has for that to what God is doing all around us. "
    ubermunchieon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so great to me. I think that the song is about someone who has been put down and kicked around by someone that they really thought cared about them and they are finally realizing that they need someone else to help them, to keep them from drowning. This person is teaching themself to do everything over again i.e."I'm learning to breathe". They're still getting over the shock of how hurt they could really be, but they're ready to love again, something that they have't been able to do in a long time.
    txsnowbunnyon March 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not really sure what this song is about, but all I know is it's awesome
    *Rainbow*Diva*on April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJesterguy took the words right out of my mouth. The song is about a new Christian, who has regrets from past sins and a living a worldly life. This person has realized that we can be made new and have salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus.
    daniela5586on June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey, i just now heard about switchfoot, from when the were on the soundtrack for a walk to remember. and i was just wondering, are they a christian band?
    jess354on June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, what I think, is about this person who gets in so many disagreements and fights with another person. And they're trying to say that they don't do it out to purposelly hurt the other person, but rather, it's like they're saying, "Hey, I need you to be there for me." Because they're "learning to breathe..." and everything.
    PrincessBettinaon June 20, 2002   Link

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