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Give me any reason to believe
'Cause I swear I'm done here
'Cause I've seen a bigger picture
And I'm looking for some answers

Tell me that it's worth it
'Cause I'm doing all I can to fight it
And I've never been this scared
And my moment's finally here

Time's racing
(Please slow down)
I gotta find my way out
I'm hopeless
(But hoping)
My lungs won't fail me now
'Cause I'm still breathing

It's hard to be a man
But I'm doing all I can
I'm ready to give this all I have
I'm ready to be amazed
'Cause I'm standing here alone
Trying to make this life my own
And nothing will keep this heart from beating
I'm still breathing

Promise me some dignity
If I were to stand and die here
'Cause my heart is somewhere else
It's a pain I've never felt

Time's racing
(Please slow down)
I gotta find my way out
I'm hopeless
(But hoping)
My lungs won't fail me now
'Cause I'm still breathing

It's hard to be a man
But I'm doing all I can
I'm ready to give this all I have
I'm ready to be amazed
'Cause I'm standing here alone
Trying to make this life my own
And nothing will keep this heart from beating
I'm still breathing

Where do we all find love?
Where do we all find love?

It's hard to be your man
But I'm doing all I can
I'm ready to give this all I have
I'm ready to be amazed
(I'm still breathing)
'Cause I'm standing here alone
Trying to make this life my own
(I'm still breathing)
And nothing will keep this heart from beating
I'm still breathing



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    UnregisteredJul 21, 2012 at 4:01 am
    I think the meaning of the song is that he is trying to hold onto life even through the hard times somethings pulling him to a bad spot but he's pulling through hes a stronger person... He wants to be amazed by what he sees and its just a strong song about a fight with life
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    UnregisteredAug 31, 2012 at 8:26 pm
    I think this song means that he was ready to give up on his life but he dosent want to give up that easly even tho no one is by his side he is going to live and keep breathing!
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    UnregisteredJun 1, 2012 at 2:33 am
    My friend just got his gf pregnant and this is his theme song for what he is going through like the parts that go "i've never been this scared and my moments finally here" and "it's hard to be a man but i'm doing all i can i'm ready to give this all i have. Im ready to be amazed" i don't think that derek meant this song for a teen pregnancy but it fits very well so thank you mayday!
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    UnregisteredApr 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    Things are going wrong in a relationship, he's trying to be the best man he can, but is trying to explain how it's not simple to be the best out there. He's giving it his all, and through the hell he's put through he won't let himself down and won't let his feelings and love die, they will keep breathing.
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    UnregisteredApr 3, 2012 at 4:30 am
    I think this song is about a soldier in the war and he's missing his lover

    Promise me some dignity
    If i were to stand and die here
    'cause my heart is somewhere else
    It's a pain i've never felt

    And the fact that he's still alive makes him want to "find a way out"

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