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Breathe

A good friend of mine recently wrote a story about Just Breathe. We share many things in common, and that particular philosophy is one of them.

I keep hearing this song on Pandora, and I've always liked it. I sent it to my friend saying it reminded me of her, but the more it continues to play, the more I realize it's speaking to me right now. I wrote on another post that when you're happy you enjoy the music; when you're sad you understand the lyrics. (I saw that on facebook, but I don't know who said it.)

I've been going through a mid-life crisis of sorts for the last six months or so and have been battling through conflicting emotions about people, places, career, home, just examining my life and what I want out of it - who I want to be - what I want to be. The passage I highlighted below is especially relevant to me only instead of "song" I offer "story" since I've found EP. (Also, I really like the imagery from the lyric, "But, my God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles. Wanna hold him. Maybe I'll just sing about it.")

I'm generally an upbeat, positive and happy person, but being human (halo, horns and tail aside), I also have bouts of melancholy, something I'm struggling with today. Maybe it's the grey weather; maybe it's because I'm missing certain people; maybe it's a combination of things hitting me at one time, but sometimes, I think you just need to take a step back and breathe.

Breathe (2 AM)
by Anna Nalick


2 AM and she calls me 'cause I'm still awake,
"Can you help me unravel my latest mistake?,
I don't love him. Winter just wasn't my season."
Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes
Like they have any right at all to criticize,
Hypocrites. You're all here for the very same reason.

'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl.
So cradle your head in your hands
And breathe... just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

May he turned 21 on the base at Fort Bliss
"Just a day" he said down to the flask in his fist,
"Ain't been sober, since maybe October of last year."
Here in town you can tell he's been down for a while,
But, my God, it's so beautiful when the boy smiles,
Wanna hold him. Maybe I'll just sing about it.

Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table.
No one can find the rewind button, boys,
So cradle your head in your hands,
And breathe... just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe

There's a light at each end of this tunnel,
You shout 'cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out
And these mistakes you've made, you'll just make them again
If you'd only try turning around.

2 AM and I'm still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it's no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I'm naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you'll use them, however you want to


But you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable,
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand.
and breathe, just breathe
woah breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe.



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That song is great. We all have our moods. Hugs

Thank you. Yes, we do. All part of life, right? I'm feeling better today. :) Hope you're well.

I think reflection is good...but it's tough when it turns sad. Perhaps the weather has played a part in your melancholy mood? Regardless (((Big Hugs))) to you. Here's four things that have always worked for me. 1) A power walk in the middle of the day (weather permitting)...or even a lil' bit of window shopping at a favorite mall for an hour or so. Exercise does wonders for my mood. 2) A phone call with one of my best friends 3) Watching one of my favorite comedy movies. 4) A spontaneous coffee date with a local friend...or just a cup by myself. I love people watching...so I can roll with either or. :)

Great advice, and I love your suggestions! They're favorites of mine, too, and I just need to remember to do them. Thanks, Kat. :)

Thanks Girlfriend. You're quite welcome. :)

Thanks for sharing this by posting. It hits a lot of notes for me as well and I wouldn't have seen it without your sharing.

The great thing about being down is the trip back up. Enjoy the ride!

Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you like the song and found meaning in it. I appreciate your sentiment, too, and I agree. :)

Goodness we are SO much alike sometimes aren't we?! It's funny, because I've always loved this song, but had forgotten about it until you sent it to me earlier in the week. Since then I've listened to it more then a few times, and each time in my mind I made similar "edits" to it.

*sighs*

I think we just need to have a girls weekend! So frustrating that we don't live closer. Though ... it's probably safer for us and our husbands and just the world in general that we don't! Haha. Plus ... we'd constantly be broke from having to pay for bail. ;-)

Yes, we are very much alike, and we'd have so much fun if we lived closer. I don't think our husbands would be too happy having to bail us out, but we'd just smile at them, and they'd be smitten all over again. It's good to be loved. :)

Agreed, "hear hear" and ditto even! (Not awake enough to respond better.)

Lol. Totally understand. :)