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Green Day – Still Breathing lyrics

[Verse 1]
I'm like a child looking off in the horizon,
I'm like an ambulance that's turning on the sirens,
Oh, I'm still alive.
I'm like a soldier coming home for the first time,
I dodged a bullet and I walked across a landmine,
Oh, I'm still alive.

[Pre-Chorus]
Am I bleeding?
Am I bleeding from the storm?
Just shine a light into the wreckage,
So far away, away

[Chorus]
Cause I'm still breathing,
Cause I'm still breathing on my own!
My head's above the rain and roses,
Making my way, my way.
Cause I'm still breathing,
Cause I'm still breathing on my own!
My head's above the rain and roses,
Making my way, my way,
My way to you.

[Verse 2]
I'm like a junkie tying off for the last time,
I'm like a loser that's betting on his last dime,
Oh, I'm still alive.
I'm like a son that was raised without a father,
I'm like a mother barely keeping it together,
Oh, I'm still alive.

[Pre-Chorus]
Am I bleeding?
Am I bleeding from the storm?
Just shine a light into the wreckage,
So far away, away

[Chorus]
Cause I'm still breathing,
Cause I'm still breathing on my own!
My head's above the rain and roses,
Making my way, my way.
Cause I'm still breathing,
Cause I'm still breathing on my own!
My head's above the rain and roses,
Making my way, my way, my way...

[Bridge]
As I walked out on the ledge,
Are you scared to death to live?
I been running all my life,
Just to find a home that's for the restless,
And the truth that's in the message,
Making my way, away, away.

[Outro]
Cause I'm still breathing,
Cause I'm still breathing on my own!
My head's above the rain and roses,
Making my way, my way.
Cause I'm still breathing,
Cause I'm still breathing on my own!
My head's above the rain and roses,
Making my way, my way, my way...
Cause I'm still breathing,
Cause I'm still breathing on my own!
My head's above the rain and roses,
Making my way, my way,
My way to you.



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    Still Breathing has a deep meaning that relates to tough times from; A junkie on the verge of death, a gambler about to lose everything and a wounded soldier on the front lines. These are all characters in a slow-building, unsettling track. "That was a very heavy song," says Armstrong. "Sometimes I run away from being too heavy. But sometimes it just comes out that way." The chorus, "I'm still breathing on my own" alludes to the fact that "at some point, we're all going to have to be on life support," says Armstrong. "As time goes on, your thoughts get darker".
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