Empathy in lyrics #3

Nerina Pallot - Fires

Nerina Pallot - Fires

Learning To Breathe – Nerina Pallot
Oh, this road is long, this road is wide
It takes more than luck to last the ride
It takes strength and it takes courage to survive
And did someone ever say to you
There’s nothing bound in thought you cannot do?
Well, I’ve seen some things but not all of them came true

So I don’t want to be the last, I don’t want to be the first
Don’t want to be alone with my thoughts tomorrow
And I don’t want to be afraid, don’t want to look away
I’m learning to breathe
No I don’t want to be the last, I don’t want to be the first
I just need a hope and a light to follow
Like sailors look to stars to find their way home
I’m learning to breathe on my own

And I know a man who lost his wife
This is the way he chooses to describe his life
He says, If I think too much, I find there’s just a hole,
But before she went, she left a son,
He says, Dad, you’re not the only one,
Maybe love is just a requiem for the soul…

So I don’t want to be the last, I don’t want to be the first
Don’t want to be alone with my thoughts tomorrow
And I don’t want to be afraid, don’t want to look away
I’m learning to breathe
No I don’t want to be the last, I don’t want to be the first
I just need a hope and a light to follow
Like sailors look to stars to find their way home
I’m learning to breathe on my own

Oh, do you still feel small?
Just a speck of life on an ocean wave
Does it pull us all?
Does it pull us all?

So I don’t want to be the last, I don’t want to be the first
Don’t want to be alone with my thoughts tomorrow
And I don’t want to be afraid, don’t want to look away
I’m learning to breathe
No I don’t want to be the last, I don’t want to be the first
I just need a hope and a light to follow
Like sailors look to stars to find their way home
I’m learning to breathe on my own

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