REM: Try not to Breathe for #SongLyricSunday

Big shout out to Helen this week for teaming up with Marquessa to promote her song lyric fiction challenge – really enjoyed doing that (and you can read my effort here if you’re interested – #shamelessselfpromotion)

So here’s REM’s Try Not to Breathe for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Can’t quite believe I haven’t shared an REM song before as they’ve always been one of my favourite bands. Enjoy.

“Try Not To Breathe”

I will try not to breathe.
I can hold my head still with my hands at my knees.
These eyes are the eyes of the old, shiver and fold.
I will try not to breathe.
This decision is mine. I have lived a full life
And these are the eyes that I want you to remember. Oh.I need something to fly over my grave again.
I need something to breathe.
I will try not to burden you.
I can hold these inside. I will hold my breath
Until all these shivers subside,
Just look in my eyes.

I will try not to worry you.
I have seen things that you will never see.
Leave it to memory me. I shudder to breathe.
I want you to remember. Oh. (you will never see)
I need something to fly (something to fly)
Over my grave again. (you will never see)

I need something to breathe. (something to breathe)
Baby, don’t shiver now.
Why do you shiver now? (I will see things you will never see)
I need something to fly (something to fly)
Over my grave again. (I will see things you will never see)
I need something to breathe. Oh. Oh. Oh.

I will try not to worry you.
I have seen things that you will never see.
Leave it to memory me. Don’t dare me to breathe.
I want you to remember. Oh. (you will never see)
I need something to fly (something to fly)
Over my grave again. (you will never see)

I need something to breathe. (something to breathe)
Baby, don’t shiver now.
Why do you shiver now? (I will see things you will never see)
I need something to breathe. (something to breathe – I have seen things you will never see)
I want you to remember.

Writer(s): Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Michael Mills, Peter Buck, lyrics from A-ZLyrics.com

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