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Between two lungs it was released
The breath that carried me
The sigh that blew me forward

'Cause it was trapped
Trapped between two lungs
It was trapped between two lungs
It was trapped between two lungs

And my running feet could fly
Each breath screaming
We are all too young to die

Between two lungs it was released
The breath that passed from you to me
That flew between us as we slept
That slipped from your mouth into mine it crept

Between two lungs it was released
The breath that passed from you to me
That flew between us as we slept
That slipped from your mouth into mine it crept

'Cause it was trapped
Trapped between two lungs
It was trapped between two lungs

Gone are all the days of begging
The days of theft
No more gasping for a breath
The air filled me head to toe
And I can see the ground far below
I have this breathe and I hold it tight
And I keep it in my chest with all my might
I pray to god this breath will last
As it pushes past my lips as I...
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    UnregisteredAug 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    I think it means that when a person is not in love is just being alive by breathing the air with it's own lungs and lives as an ordinary person but when she falls in love its like the breath and the existance of her partner blows into her like a second soul so suddenly she needs to trapp it between her two lungs so she wouldn't die ... It's like she is saying falling in love is like being born to a new world
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 2:43 am
    I feel like its a broken up timeline telling the events of love at first site and sustaining that initial spark in the relationship.
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 15, 2012 at 5:09 am
    Falling in love for the first time :) i think the beginning was sort of imitating a dissonance in ones heart beat, more like a cough upon seeing someone at first glance
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 23, 2012 at 1:31 am
    Between two lungs there is the only thing that keeps us breathing, the only thing that keeps us living, and the only thing that keeps us loving, the heart.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 31, 2012 at 12:41 am
    Oddly enough, this song makes me think of two lovers, one dying, and the other one deciding to move on. When she does, she feels the breath of release "between two lungs". Wierdly, it feels to me as though the surviving person feels responsible for the death, and decides to be a better person, to live as if every breath was precious.

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