Just Breathe

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 now
Sing it if you understand.
And breathe, just breathe
Whoa breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe.

I have heard this song a few times and enjoyed the melody but I listened to the words today and it gave me chills. My mother and I were just having a conversation about how different people react to the trials and struggles of life differently. For example, I have survived a great deal in my life�from childhood molestation, witness to domestic violence, parental abandonment, drug addiction and more. I could let these things devastate me. I could repeat the pattern. I could�but I choose a different path. I choose to grow from this. I look at these trials and realize that they have made me strong. These obstacles were placed before me for a reason. They are the stepping-stones that I needed to become the person I am today. Sometimes I was a victim of circumstance. Sometimes I placed myself in these situations. I have made mistakes that I am not proud to admit. I believe I learned from them. I am sure I will continue to make mistakes and I plan on learning from them as well.

Why do I bring this up? I have friends and family that are treading on their own stepping-stones right now. Just remember, you can�t go back in time. You can�t change the past. You can choose to grow from it. You can choose to become a better person because of it. You can pave the way to a better future.

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
These mistakes you’ve made,
you’ll just make them again
If you only try turning around.

Don�t look for the rewind button�it isn�t there. Just stop for a second, relax and breathe. DON�T TURN AROUND�just move forward to the light at the end of the tunnel.

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,
Whoa breathe, just breathe

May he turn 21 on the base at Fort Bliss
Just a day, he sat 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,
Whoa 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
These mistakes you’ve made, you’ll just make them again
If you only try turning around.

2 AM and I’m still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, its 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

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 now
Sing it if you understand.
And breathe, just breathe
Whoa breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe.

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2 Comments

  1. Lisa said,

    September 13, 2005 at 8:10 pm

    Well said! And I love your about me quote.

  2. September 14, 2005 at 9:30 am

    That’s a great song! And some very wise and true words from you as well. 🙂


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