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Haaaaa ohhhh
Haaaaa ohhhh
I was looking for a breath of life;
A little touch of heavenly light
But all the choirs in my head sang "no"
To get a dream of life again
A little of vision of the start and the end
But all the choirs in my head sang "no".

But I needed one more touch
Another taste of heavenly rush
And I believe; I believe it so...
And I needed one more touch
Another taste of divine rush
And I believe, I believe it so...

Whose side am I on? Whose side am I... ?
Whose side am I on? Whose side am I... ?

And the fever began to spread
From my heart down to my legs
But the room was so quiet
Oh...
And although I wasn't losing my mind
It was a chorus so sublime
But the room is too quiet
(Oh, the fever)

I was looking for a breath of life
A little touch of heavenly light
But all the choirs in my head sang "no"
(I believe it)
To get a dream of life again
A little vision of the start and the end
But all the choirs in my head sang "no"

(Choir)

Haaaaa ohhhh
Haaaaa ohhhh
It's a harder way
And it's come to claim her
And I always say
We should be together
I can see below
'Cause there's something in here
And if you are gone
I will not belong here

And I started to hear it again
But this time it wasn't the end
And the room was so quiet, oh
And my heart is a hollow plain
For the devil to dance again
And the room was too quiet, oh

I was looking for a breath of life;
A little touch of heavenly light
But all the choirs in my head sang "no"...



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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    It's sung from the perspective of the evil queen. It's about her questioning herself of she's really evil. And trying to be good but she can't.
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    UnregisteredJul 23, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    This song has all kinds of different meanings.. Life, love life, escaping from your past or present. Drugs. Whatever the listener is feeling like when they are listing to this song will help them cope.. A message telling anyone, we have all been there in our lives
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    UnregisteredJul 15, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    I think its about wanting to love someone but not being able to, wanting to beloved but not knowing how. Its a great powerfull song about a lot of things . .
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    UnregisteredJun 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    The speaker is looking for something more in her life. Something that goes against what everybody else is saying (the choirs). Once she gets a taste of what she is looking for, (could be love) she has trouble choosing a side. Listen to "the choirs" or follow the path to a "breath of life" a new life. She feels hollow, empty. This feeling drives her to look for a breath of life. The fact that the room is so quiet could mean that she is having an internal struggle because she hears voices anyway.. It's a beautiful song.
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    UnregisteredNov 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    I think this song is about all the characters throughout the storyline deciding what side to be on, good or evil. The huntsmen could work for the queen but he doesn't. Snowhite could have stayed in the tower. I also think this song is about the characters leaving their past behind and their fears. Another thing these words could mean is them finding themselves and helping everyone to be reassured and know they are in good hands.

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