Song Lyrics for As I Breathe

 

  1. Fall On Me
  2. Anyone But Me
  3. Take Some Time
  4. Only With You
  5. As I Breathe
  6. In The Light Of Faith
  7. Mamma
  8. What Is Love
  9. Take Me Dancing
  10. I Want To Make A Statement
  11. Like I Do
  12. Deprived
  13. Pale Moonlight
  14. As I Breathe (reprise)

 

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Fall On Me

I woke up this morning to hear you singing the blues.
You’re on a road to nowhere – melancholy mood.
All those rainy days, all of those lonely nights.
Why can’t you see your name in lights?

‘Cos it’s on expectations you rise.
It’s not some kind of insignificant surprise.
‘Cos when you live life like you believe,
Anyone can see, anyone can see.
Not just me.

I hear your baby left you on your own.
You’re tired of living home alone.
You’re waiting for meaning, some kind of sign.
Say why are you wasting your precious time?

‘Cos it’s on expectations you rise.
It’s not some kind of insignificant surprise.
‘Cos when you live life like you believe,
Anyone can see, anyone can see.
You’re going to fall on me.
You’re going to fall, fall on me.

Cos it’s on expectations you rise.
It’s not some kind of insignificant surprise.
‘Cos when you live life like you believe,
Anyone can see, anyone can see.
You’re going to fall on me.
You’re going to fall, fall on me.

I woke up this morning to hear you singing the blues.

 

Anyone But Me

I wait alone, I wait for you.
There’s little else that I can do.
I’ve seen the writing on the wall.
I caught a glimpse of my latest fall.
I saw it in a flashing neon sign.
It said “don’t walk” but I stepped over the line.
And now I hear there’s some place you’d rather be.
I hear you say there’s other people you want to see.
Anyone but me.
Anyone but me.

And I know some truths are harder to bear.
And I’ve seen, taken my share.
Space, time, the “I want to be sure.”
Life is filled with the, “I need something more.”
So now you want to see.
You want to see.
Anyone but me.

I saw it in a flashing neon sign.
I stepped over the line.
And now I hear there’s some place you’d rather be.
I hear you say there’s other people you want to see.
Anyone but me.
Anyone but me.

 

Take Some Time

Take some time to rearrange my hair, my face.
Take my mind to a different place.
To find an empty space.
Prepare, I try to be sure.
I taste the fear, just like I’ve been here before.
As I hear the footsteps, a knock on the door.

Well I don’t know him, maybe he’s lonely.
Well I don’t care, maybe he thinks he owns me.
And all I’m thinking is how am I going to fake it.
That every move costs him money when I make it.

Just another day, an hour, another face.
It wasn’t me, someone took my place.
I found an empty space.
I take my time, to relax, I take it slow.
I look close, it doesn’t seem to show.
As I hear the footsteps, the red light says go.

Well I don’t know him, maybe he’s lonely.
Well I don’t care, maybe he thinks he owns me.
And all I’m thinking is how am I going to fake it.
That every move costs him money when I make it.

Well I don’t know, maybe he’s lonely.
And I don’t know, maybe he thinks he owns me.
‘Cos all I’m thinking is how am I going to fake it.
That every move is money when I make it.

 

Only With You

Darling, do you hear me where you sleep?

Close your eyes, do you dream of me?
Do you think of how it used to be?
When love was sure and when love was all.
And now a flicker in the dark is no light at all.

But only with you did I know.
And only for you could I let it show.

Only with you did I feel sure.
And when I closed my eyes,
I didn’t want for more.
And only with you did I see lights shine.
And when I turned around,
I discovered they were mine.

But only with you did I know.
And only for you could I let it show.

And now –
Darling, do you hear me where you sleep?

 

As I Breathe

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In shadows I sleep, in places in time.
Troubles I see, troubles in mind.
In shadows I wait, as deeper I see.
In truth and in hope, believing in me.
And as I wait.
You hear me call.
And as I breathe.
As I rise and fall.
As I breathe.

In darkness I lay, in evening time.
The visions I seek, are visions I find.
In darkness I sleep, as night becomes day.
I wake to a dawn, I dreamed as I lay.
And as I wake.
You can hear me call.
And as I breathe.
As I rise and fall.
As I breathe.

And as I wake.
You can hear me call.
And as I breathe.
As I rise and fall.
As I breathe.
Breathe.
Breathe.
Breathe.
As I breathe.

 

In The Light Of Faith

Take the ribbon from my hair.
Feel the breath and linger there.
Take the shadows from your mind.
Reveal the truths that you can find.
Take the stars beneath the rain.
Show the love to ease the pain.
Be the one you know that I’ve chosen now.

‘Cos I see you, I see you, I see you,
In the light of faith.
In the light of faith.
In the light of faith.

Well you have promised and then deceived.
And I’ve known better, but still believe
You can realise who you want to be.
And after all I’ve heard you say.
I don’t choose to walk away.
‘Cos faith believes and I know,
I know that I believe in you.
I see you, I see you,
In the light of faith.

Take the ribbon from my hair.
Feel the breath and linger there.
Take the shadows from your mind.
Reveal the truths that you can find.
Take the stars beneath the rain.
Show me the love to ease the pain.
Be the one you know, that I see you,
I see you, I see you,
In the light of faith.

 

Mamma

Mamma’s comin’ to see me.
She’s comin’ down on the morning train.
Mamma’s comin’ down to see me.
She’s comin’ to see me again.
Because it makes no difference, if it’s night or day.
Oh no, she comes my way,
Helps me through,
There’s nobody like you.
Oh Mamma.
She’s comin’ down to see me.
Down on the morning train.
‘Cos she’s always there when I call.
She’ll come to help me when I fall.
There’s nobody like you,
Nobody loves me like you do.
Oh Mamma.
She’s comin’ down to see me.
Down on the morning train.
‘Cos she’s always there when I call.
She’ll come to help me when I fall.
There’s nobody like you,
Nobody loves me like you do.
Oh Mamma.
She’s comin’ down to see me.
Down on the morning train.

 

What Is Love?

You see I’ve waited for so long.
Tomorrow’s been and gone.
It’s getting harder every day.
And I wonder what is real.
Does there have to be a deal?
Won’t you tell me what is love?

When you came to me,
I thought that you could set me free.
But baby I was wrong.
You couldn’t ease my pain.
You understand it less the more that I explain.

So tell me what is love?
Oh tell me what is love?
Oh won’t you tell me what is love?

You said it was like playing hide and seek.
Somehow I was always out of reach.
So near and yet so far.
But as close as you may seem,
Reality belies your dream.
And in the end you stand alone.

So tell me what is love?
Oh tell me what is love?
Oh won’t you tell me what is love?
Tell me what is love?

You see I’ve waited for so long.
Tomorrow’s been and gone.
It’s getting harder every day.

 

Take Me Dancing

Take me dancing.
Where I can see your face without feeling pain.
Where I can live because you breathe again.
Where you can hear and you can see.
And I can hold, feel you next to me.
I sleep to dream, you’ll take me dancing.

Secret whispers.
As they try to understand, to find reasons why,
I should live and you should die.
Maybe it’s some cruel game and the gods want us to play.
Or maybe there is no point, no truth, no hope to light the way.
So I just sleep to dream, you’ll take me dancing.
You’ll take me dancing.

Take me dancing.
Where I can see your face without feeling pain.
Where I can live because you breathe again.
Where you can hear and you can see.
And I can hold, feel you next to me.
I sleep to dream, you’ll take me dancing.
You’ll take me dancing.
You’ll take me dancing.

 

I Want To Make A Statement

I want to make a statement about how she did me wrong.
I want to have a hearing – it shouldn’t take that long.
I want to tell you clearly about the troubles I have seen.
I want to see if you’re capable of seeing the places my heart’s been.

But I’m not that sentimental.
And I haven’t seen you hear before.
And I’m not the kind who takes advantage.
I’ve always needed so much more.

I want to make a statement about how she did me wrong.
I want to have a hearing – it shouldn’t take this long.

But I’m not the kind who takes advantage.
I’ve always needed so much more.
I’m really not that sentimental.
I see you haven’t been here before.

I want to make a statement to tell you how she did me wrong.
I want to have a hearing – but I don’t feel that strong.
I want to make a statement ‘cos I need you to understand.
I want to believe, believe you’ll be listening.
But I’m just a silent, troubled man.
I want to believe, believe you’ll hear me whispering.
But I’m just a silent, troubled man.

 

Like I Do

They say that she needs you more than me.
They say that she’d love you desperately.
That she’d be good to you.
Give you more than I could ever do.
And I was so sure I would be fine.
That I could give away what was mine.
But then I saw you.
Then I heard you, calling for me.

And I said I’ll keep you safe at night.
I’ll lock the doors real tight.
I’ll keep you safe and warm.
I’ll give you shelter from the storm.

She has your place all set and made.
Expensive gifts already laid.
And she wants you so.
But I can’t let you go.
And it all became so clear.
Holding you close, holding you so near.
Feel the warmth from me.
Take all you want, take all you need.

For I will keep you safe at night.
I’ll lock the doors real tight.
I’ll keep you safe from harm.

And in the darkness of the night.
When you cry out I’ll hold you tight.
Always to be here with you.
No-one else could love you like I do.
And now it’s all becoming clear.
Holding you close, holding you so near.
Feel the warmth from me.
I’m all you want, I’m all you need.

And I will keep you safe at night.
And I’ll lock the doors real tight.
I’ll keep you safe from harm.

Always to be here with you.
No-one else could love you like I do.
Always to be here with you.
No-one else could love you like I do.

 

Deprived

Deprived my love without you by my side.
But no your words do not convince me.
They don’t keep me satisfied.
How much can you lose and still be free?
How much will you take?
Will there be anything left of me?
‘Cos I don’t feel the way I used to do.
And I don’t laugh like I did when I was with you.
It’s getting harder to remember all the things we used to do.
Come closer to remind me how…
You took me to the heart of all I know.
And then you held me even closer.
You swore, you’d never let me go.
But now how much must I lose to make me free?
And how much will you take?
Will there be anything left of me?
‘Cos I don’t feel the way I used to do.
And I don’t look like I did when I was with you.
It’s getting harder to think.
Someone remind me.

 

Pale Moonlight

I wander far and wide.
Beneath my foolish pride.
My vanished love I fail to hide.
Beneath the pale moonlight.

I know and I am sure.
In truth, my love, I love thee more.
And time will be forever yours.
Beneath the pale moonlight.

I wander far and wide.
Beneath my foolish pride.
My vanished love I fail to hide.
Beneath the pale moonlight.

 

As I Breathe

In shadows I sleep, in places in time.
Troubles I see, troubles in mind.
In shadows I wait, as deeper I see.
In truth and in hope, believing in me.
And as I wait.
You hear me call.
And as I breathe.
As I rise and fall.
As I breathe.

In darkness I lay, in evening time.
The visions I seek, are visions I find.
In darkness I sleep, as night becomes day.
I wake to a dawn, I dreamed as I lay.
And as I wake.
You can hear me call.
And as I breathe.
As I rise and fall.
As I breathe.
Breathe.
As I Breathe
As I Breathe.
As I breathe.

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