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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"
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

'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

May he turn 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
Woah breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe.



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    UnregisteredJun 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    I think this song is about how if somebody is extremely nevours are fearing something of how you jusy need to take a breath and breathe. Its like for someone who gets aniexty and the song is mellow and soft and it can help you for a bit better to just breathe.
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    UnregisteredApr 18, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    This song is all about love. When you find yourself crying over a boy, you cradle your head in your hands and breath. At the end, your only going to make the same mistakes again if you dont move on from him (or her). I the first verse, it even says 'i dont love him' which also indicates that this song is about love. When she talks about her 'latest mistake,' her mistake is her falling in love with a boy. Thats what this song is about. (justin verlander
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    blissfullotusJul 15, 2009 at 5:28 am
    I think this song is trying to say that when life throws struggles at you that you have seek the silver lining out on a dark cloud. If you don't look through the rose colored glasses you only dive deeper into all the mess in your life. Life is only what we make it. And sometimes you just have to keep smiling and pull through the struggles, even when it hurts most. There is no solution to the problem, all you can do is go with the flow. So just breathe.
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    captain_carrollMar 14, 2009 at 12:15 pm
    I think what she's trying to say is that sometimes we get caught up in situations we think are important, and when the take a turn for the worse we think that our whole life depends on it and we need to slow down, look around, realize what is important. Just breathe.
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    UnregisteredNov 27, 2011 at 12:56 am
    Clearly the stanza about ft bliss has to do with a soldier returned from the war to a country he no longer understands and finds solace in a bottle. Makes perfect sense. Wondering why the person who wrote the long explanation failed to recognize who and what she was referring. I guess it's a perfect example of how americans have no idea what the war youth of our country go through. Leave as boys and return as broken men. He has been drunk sink october of last year, since he returned from iraq.

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