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Verse 1:
Yes I understand that every life must end, aw huh...
As we sit alone, I know someday we must go, aw huh...
I'm a lucky man to count on both hands
The ones I love...

Some folks just have one
Others they got none, aw huh...

Chorus 1:
Stay with me
Let's just breathe

Verse 2:
Practiced are my sins
Never gonna let me win, aw huh...
Under everything, just another human being, aw huh...
Yea, I don't wanna hurt, there's so much in this world
To make me bleed

Chorus 2:
Stay with me
You're all I see

Bridge 1:
Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool you see
No one knows this more than me
As I come clean

Verse: 3
I wonder everything
As I look upon your face, aw huh...
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take, aw huh...
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave

Bridge 2:
Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
Oh, if I didn't I'm a fool you see
No one knows this more than me
As I come clean

Outro:
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave
Hold me 'till I die
Meet you on the other side



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    UnregisteredJun 21, 2012 at 11:23 am
    Just breathe to me means alot. I am suffering anxiety and when i just sit back from being paniced it calms me down. Makes me realize to sit back and not always stress about the little things.
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    UnregisteredFeb 11, 2012 at 4:47 am
    For me i feel this song is about a man reflecting on his whole life - one who lived by having what he wanted as a younger man, hurting the one closest to him. Now he sees so clearly "no one knows this more than me as i come clean" as an older man his mortality and regrets for not living his life wanting what he already had and telling the one closest to him "that i need you, that i want you"
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    UnregisteredJan 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    For me it is the reflection on the life of a person who looks back in time and sees what was and what might have been. Who not has repented from not saying something that would have changed his life?. Makes me a lump in my throat every time that i hear that i have gone through similar situations and i identify much with the lyrics.
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    UnregisteredDec 28, 2011 at 4:06 am
    To me the song is about a man dying and feeling that his time is done and is had a long and happy life. I am gonna have this one played at my funeral. Such an emotional song to me. I cry when i think of it. But it could mean that a loved one has died and realizes how much the person meant to them

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