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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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    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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    UnregisteredJun 16, 2012 at 4:08 am
    It's about the queen in snowwhite in the huntsmen. It's about her quest for happiness and how she kept searching for it but would never discover it. She couldn't decide what to do in order to achieve happiness so she resorts to drastic, darker methods. She keeps questioning herself but her pain is so great she must keep searching for a tiny piece of happiness. She thinks she almost has it, and then it slips away. She takes another soul in, she's young for a bit, but then it begins to fade away and she's miserable again. This is about the queen's quest for happiness and the pain and debating surrounding it.
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    UnregisteredJun 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    Well I think it's basically how the queen felt qbout her powers and how no one seemed to love her and that she was trying to find someone to love her but her powers sort of stopped her that's why it says "i was looking for a breath of life;
    a little touch of heavenly light
    but all the choirs in my head sang 'no'" I just think it's basically the queens feelings when she first got her powers because in the movie she said something about how it once pained her that she caused so much misery so this is probably explaining the first few years. I don't know. That's just my opinion.
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    UnregisteredJun 7, 2012 at 1:26 am
    Breath of life. It means there is a time when we all choose when we must take up another journey up above and there are things in life that may give you second chance that second chance is for us to live life again and you have to believe that there is a reason why he (up there) is giving you another chance at life to do something you didn't get to do or just because you took the courage to do something extraordinary.

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