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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.
Yea 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.

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, ooh breathe just breathe

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, 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, ooh breath 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 turnin' around

2AM and I'm still awake writing a song
If I get it all down on paper it's no longer inside of me threatnin' the life it belongs to.
And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary screamin' 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, ohho breathe, just breathe, (fading) ohho breathe just breathe,
Ohho breathe, just breathe



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  • ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
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    ChrisFishA-CrossRiffAug 11, 2008 at 5:07 pm
    The first verse is about a girlfriend of hers that is calling to ask for help get her out of a bind. I think it's about abortion, because she says she doesn't love him (maybe the boyfriend, maybe the child) and says that everyone looks at them and criticizing them.

    The first part of the prechorus just means we're all programmed to do what's "normal" and if you do anything out of the norm, it's a big no no. But since you HAVE made that mistake, you should just sit back and breathe. Think about what you will do to overcome it.

    The second verse is about a young kid who is drunk all the time. He drinks because of some past, it may be in reference to the girl mentioned in the first verse.
  • allthat2008
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    allthat2008Aug 4, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    This is a really great song, I cant really tell wut the meaning is, because it is one of those relaxing melow songs that may have more than onemeaning, but what i can inform u on is that it is a great song.
  • u
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    UnregisteredAug 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm
    The real meaning is her friend was prengent and shes calling her for help like when shes says
    Can you help me unravel my latest mistake? "
    I don't love him winter just wasn't my season.

    Because she doen't love the man who is the father

    The part when she says
    And these mistakes you've made
    You'll just make them again if you'll only try turnin' around
    That means if she gose back to him her friend wil make the same mng mistakes

    So breathe because we'll get through this

    Thats the real meaning. Looove this song
  • u
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    UnregisteredAug 1, 2012 at 1:19 am
    I love this song. I think it means that her girlfriend is calling about a love issue, and is searching for comfort and closure. I think it also means that if you make a mistake, you can fix it. Every mistake can be fixed. Except death, of course. You just have to go back, apologize, and hope that whomever you wronged will forgive you. So, if you make a mistake, stay calm, and go to fix it.
  • u
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    UnregisteredNov 12, 2011 at 6:59 am
    The meaning to breathe is that any mistake you make can't be fixed even by rewinding (apoligiezing) also you can't doge the facts of life also wen it's ur time to go ( die) it's over thats wat i think breathe is meaning. By the way luv da song

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