I Had to Pay for Every Breath That I Took

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Vacant stare down at the shell of me, that's now been laid bare. Oh integrity, how could you leave me and why should I care?

My breath: burning a hole in my chest again.
If you remember me, I don't care if everyone else forgets.
I still feel the look that you gave me (but you saved me),
and the cold crept in just like you said.

I had to pay for every breath that I took.

But nevertheless, I'm still breathing.
Nevertheless, breathless and beating in my chest.

You're all that I'm not, it's never enough to me (I'm so sorry).
It's all that I've got and we're never apart now you've left me.

Lay down beside me or I'd be lost.

In your eyes I stayed a while.
I said all I wanted that day.
Oh dear love of mine, we've come so far.

And I had no reason,
And I had no time.
Tell me how to feel.
Tell me am I alive.

I had to pay for every breath that I took.
And I see through your words that day.
Had I looked back down at the shell of me and I'd be lost.


from 'This Room & You', released September 2, 2016



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