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Breathe You In

Trophy Eyes

Breathe You In Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Baby help me, I feel empty
It's like there's something wrong with me

I can't shake the thought of drowning
I swallowed water in my sleep


[Chorus]
I can't leave again
Time is something we don't have

Lay with me, my friend
Let me breathe you in
If I could I would stop the whole world
To grow old with you and die in this moment


[Post-Chorus]
Let me breathe you in
Let me breathe you in

[Verse 2]
I see your face in everything
A fleeting memory of where I want to be
I roll your hair between my fingertips
But that won't make it real

[Refrain]
I was never scared of dying alone
Until I knew what it was like to have a home


[Chorus]
I can't leave again
Time is something we don't have
Lay with me, my friend
Let me breathe you in
If I could I would stop the whole world
To grow old with you and die in this moment


[Refrain]
I was never scared of dying alone
Until I knew what it was like to have a home
I was never scared of dying alone
Until I knew what it was like to have a home


[Chorus]
I can't leave again
Time is something we don't have
Lay with me, my friend
Let me breathe you in
If I could I would stop the whole world
To grow old with you and die in this moment


[Post-Chorus]
Let me breathe you in
Let me breathe you in

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About “Breathe You In”

“Breathe You In” is the seventh track from Trophy Eyes' album Chemical Miracle, and was released as the third single from the album. John expresses his feelings towards his girlfriend while he is away from home.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    John Floreani said in an interview with AAA Backstage:

    “The song was written about this point that I reached on tour with Anti Flag and Red City Radio in Europe. I was in Newcastle in the UK, and I’d been drinking quite heavily for however long I was there for and not sleeping and not eating well. It had been a few months since I had seen my girlfriend and it would be two more months until I saw her next, so I was down.

    When you’re away and you get phone calls from your partner and they’re crying because they miss you, you think “f*ck, I’m just upsetting this person, I’m just hurting them, and I’m not doing any good for them anymore”. I almost felt selfish for keeping her because I thought somebody else could do this better than I could, maybe not love her more but maybe love her better. It’s this horrible feeling of “I’m ruining someone’s life”, all for this selfish reason of wanting to hold onto her, and needing her.

    I had that spiralling around my head, it was brutal. For the foreseeable future as well, I’ll be leaving all the time to play shows…which I love doing, but it’s also very hard to leave my family and my girlfriend. It’s so hard to come home, fall back in love and be together for so long, and then all of a sudden I have to go again and not see her for half a year. It’s a heart-breaking process and it happens over and over and over, a few times a year, and it doesn’t get any easier. But I feel Breathe You In was written as a therapeutic release for me and that kind of emotional tension."

"Breathe You In" Track Info