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Anna Nalick – Breathe lyrics

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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    UnregisteredNov 4, 2014 at 5:26 pm
    It sounds more like she slept with a soldier who definitely has issues, is now pregnant, and is walking in the door of a clinic/hospital to either have an abortion or help with her pregnancy (I'm guessing abortion). Problem is she still feels attached to him because he has issues he can't fix. But, like all of us, I could be wrong.
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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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    Lyle LarueOct 2, 2014 at 9:13 pm
    The song is also about writing, and performing on a stage. This is proven by the stanza that includes 'get it all down on paper' and continues with 'feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd'. The song nails how I feel as a blog writer, and comedian. I have this CD and I like how the art in it includes images that remind me of my first apartment after college, as Anna seemed to be going for the 'starving artist' look.
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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 don't move on from him (or her). I the first verse, it even says 'i don't 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. That's what this song is about. (justin verlander.
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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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