“Try Not To Breathe” – performed by R.E.M.

“Try Not To Breathe” – performed by R.E.M.

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? (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, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
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

“Try Not To Breathe” is a song performed by the band R.E.M. The material may come from an album of an alternative rock band but the meaning of the lyrics is very touching especially to those people who have recently lost someone or those individuals who know people who have family members who died.

This piece can be played during funeral services of individuals who died battling an illness or those who have died because they took their own lives. The lyrics are deeply touching because they transform the singer into the person who has died.

Throughout the song, he will keep on telling you that he has lived a good life and he did not want to make anything worse out of it. He wants to leave a good impression to people and this is why he is giving everything up so as not to make situation much worse.

The song tells the grieving families that even in the last thoughts of their deceased loved ones, their families and friends are still in their hearts. It also tells the family members that they must accept whatever it is that had happened because there is nothing else that they can do to change the past.

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