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Sia – Breathe Me lyrics
Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And, the
worst part is there's no-one else to blame

Be my
friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Ouch I have
lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found,
Yeah I think that I might break
I've lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend
Hold me
, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap
me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me
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    crzyjen
    This song is beautiful. I think it means that someone is in complete pain. Agony and no one is there she hurts herself and she blames herself for it someone take me in someone love me maybe it involves rape or not. But when I listen to it I remember when I was molested I remember and I use to cut myself to this song now don't pull the whole emo s*t on me because I did it for 5 years and I actually did it for reasons it was my way to cope to survive to get through and it has been so hard to give it up but every time I listen to this song I get lost.
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    Unregistered
    I think that this song means that something's going on in her life and she copes by abusing herself, "help i've done it again" cut, does drugs, drings alcohal, she's done it before and she's there again "i've been here many times before". "hurt myself again today" whatever she's going through she either abused herself again for somethings she's donw wrong "and the worst part is, i'm the one to blame" she's done something that she regrets, so she copes by hurting herself "ouch i've lost myself again" she hurt herself and she doesn't know what to do, she think that she might "break", die. She has noone to help or hold her and tell her it's okay "be my friend, hold me, wrap me up" she just needs someone.
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    Sebastain
    I think that the meaning of this song is someone who so desperately wants someone to see them. Too see past all of the pretences of everyday life and to see the torturous pain that they are in inside. Someone just to take a second out of there life to look beyond themselves and see the pain of others so they can feel like they matter and feel like they are not invisible.
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    Unregistered
    I think that this song is about a deep feeling of self loathing and depression that keeps recurring. She feels incredibly hopeless about her situation, and feels that she has no real friends. This song is referring to future friends, her way to kind of warn them what she can be like to deal with. Sia really feels vulnerable, and like she can't do it on her own anymore. She can't help herself, and keeps falling back into old habits, maybe even self harm. She is reaching out for someone to look after her, and help her and nurture her just like she's been needing for a long time. She wants someone to stick with her, get to know who she is and everything she stands for, but she's always seemed to lack this in her life. Instability is not uncommon for her, and so she loses her mind. She doesn't know how much further she can go with the mind she has. This is my perception.
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    Unregistered
    This song parallels my situation with cutting. She is in desperate need of someone to save her from herself. She is the murderer and the victim. Her own worst enemy and she wants out of the dark corner she has worked herself into. Reaching out with unloved arms and pain in her voice. Unsure, of how to escape. Begging for a chance to simply breathe again. To live, without anxiety and regain feeling. Others have hurt her, but this time her own personal addiction has trapped her. No one else to pin it on. To be caught, when you are eternally falling and held. She doesn't want to repeat these errors over and over again. She's choking from the tears and past wrongs. Just wants. Life breathed back into this numb corpse. She wants to feel alive, not just know that she is living from the proof of blood dripping to the floor. Because that isn't living. It's just barely surviving. Breathe me. ~Emily <3.
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    Unregistered
    This song can be applied to any personal struggle that someone can deal with. I don't think it necessarily only means a form of literal self-harm, though this is definitely a possibility. She is going through a trial that she's experienced before and she doesn't think she'll be able to conquer it on her own, so she's reaching out to anyone for some help. She feels "small" and "needy" because her struggles have beaten her over and over again and she hasn't yet succeeded against them. I think the phrase, "breathe me" translates into something like "breathe some life back into me," if that makes any sense. She needs someone to come and give her the strength she needs to defeat her demons, whatever they may be. This is one of those fantastic songs that anyone can relate to and I personally think it's one of her best - beautiful tune and beautiful voice.
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    Unregistered
    I think this song is open to interpretation but to me it means that she is causing self harm. Maybe she has depression or an eating disorder. I also think it means that she is in a relationship that is not working and maybe there are many broken promises, maybe there is no trust. "Help, I have done it again, I have been here many times before" makes me believe this.
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    Unregistered
    I suffer from depression and anxiety this is my favaroute song and I relate to it Its about feeling lost and trapped and just surviving by cutting ur self it make you feel you exist cause most days it feels like ur Invisble and you feel like you may as well be dead this song is so full of emotion and any one who has been thru depression or has it can relate to this is about Shias like darkest hour considering she tried to Kill her self once and plotted to again but was talked out of it she planned to down all her pills and a bottle of vodka. This song is about feelings alone and wanting someone to notice your pain.
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    Unregistered
    My interpretation of this song is personal, not based on Sia specifically. To me, this song is a cry for help. There are numerous ways we hurt ourselves and, often, we're our worst enemies. No matter the pain we've had in this life, there is a creator God that is bigger than it all! We are small, weak and needy. We need Him to warm us up and breathe life into our souls. Lord, I need you. Every hour I need you! My one defense, my righteousness, God how I need you! Confess your sins to Him because we are His children and He loves us unconditionally! Only His love and grace can heal our wounds. It's never too late!
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    I believe she is singing about the difficulty of quitting an addiction, the chorus is the drug talking to her saying, unfold me, wrap me up, I am small, needy, think addictive, warm me up, light me, breathe me. The verses are her confessions, the first how she keeps failing to quit, the second about the high, lost myself again, paranoia, feel unsave etc. I think she had a battle with addiction. Maybe only coz this meaning is my relevant to my situation. In the end it's poetry, the meaning depend on your interpretation.
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    Unregistered
    This song is beautiful. I think for everyone it could mean something else, something deep and beautiful. For me these words mean so much. They mean she is in pain. Not physical pain. A pain that stays inside you and hurts more than anything. She has never been more insecure, and the pain drained her confidence. She is vulnerable. Others words and looks, others lies they told her, and names they called her, pushed her down. But she can't get back up because she hurts herself. Hurts herself inside, like the others did. She wants to get back up, but she can't. Because after so much of this painful feeling inside, you believe it. She tries, but it's too hard to stop her thoughts from hurting. Thoughts that say she's not good enough. That she is wrong. Thoughts that tell her not to ask for help. And while it's not only herself that's causing pain, she can only blame herself. Hurt. She is more hurt than ever, yet the more pain she feels, the less words there are to speak. She just wants someone so bad. Someone to love her. And hold her. And tell her how much she deserves. And show her. Someone to listen.
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    My meaning is that it makes me feel like I can do something to stop depression. I have been through a lot and I cut myself since I was 11 years old. Now I am 14 and dealing with an eating disorder. I feel happy when I hear this song and sad sometimes. I think cutting is a good thing that helps me cope with issues. People hate me and I hate me too.
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    Unregistered
    I think it's about getting hurt by others or bullying and self-harming so i basically think she's trying to say loneliness is hurtful give me a friend to rely on. Most people when bullied will be alone and want/need friends by their side so I think this song is portraying that this person (whoever it may be) is clearly hurt and needs someone to guide them. I think the phrase : Hold me, wrap me up Unfold me I am small I'm needy shows this person feels small because of whatever or whoever is hurting them , I think the wrap me up part is saying just look after me because I need someone to lean on. I think the 2 phrases, help, I have done it again and Hurt myself again today are the main parts showing that the person needs to be nurtured because these types of phrases aren't just like oh I fell down it hurt, it's portraying in a sly way that this person hurts themselves personally. I believe this because if you see bully victims or had a friend who has been bullied they wouldn't just say straight away out loud I cut myself they would be discreet. But this is just the opinion of a 13 year old girl.
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