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Song Released: 2002

One Last Breath Lyrics

"One Last Breath"

Please come now I think I'm falling
I'm holding to all I think is safe
It seems I found the road to nowhere
And I'm trying to escape
I yelled back when I heard thunder
But I'm down to one last breath
And with it let me...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 26th 2011 report

    I think this song has a lot of different components, addiction, depression/suicide, possibly a few lines dealing with relationships. But the 'storyline' is basically a man or woman who knows that they are on a 'road to nowhere' and are in a downward spiral and are desperately calling to friends, God, etc., for help. Overall it's a powerful song that means a lot to many people

  2. Jillicious
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    May 20th 2020 report

    It’s all reference to God, Heaven, Sins, Believing, Depression, Etc.
    “I’m looking up”- Referring to heaven.
    “Sinners, follow me.”
    “Cause I still believe there something...” Being a believer and turning to Jesus.
    It’s all about dying and depression 6 ft down ain’t so far down meaning it’s just death and there’s heaven after.

    This is my first interp in awhile.

    Missed it.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 21st 2018 report

    I hear it from the voice of someone stuck in the towers on 9/11 who had to choose between burning and jumping...6 feet from the edge... smoke filling... getting closer and realizing it's over and the final moments of wanting your loved ones to move on but not forget...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  4. anonymous
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    Feb 1st 2018 report

    I think this is about someone who did something wrong in the past (I'm looking down now that it's over Reflecting on all of my mistakes) and now he's realizing that he made a wrong decision. Maybe regarding in life or about his past relationship. He's trying to reach out for help. One more thing, I think he still has this hope that somehow he can correct it.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 7th 2017 report

    I think most of the song is him asking for help from a higher power. Help from his state of mind, his soul as he's dieing, or maybe help with his loneliness and addictions. I'd like to know what, "I yelled back when I heard thunder" is meaning. It's a mournful song but great to play at a death memorial or funeral

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2014 report

    Metallicarox you are so wrong you mofo. It's about suicide.

  7. metallicarox69
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    Dec 3rd 2013 report

    I think that this song is about being one breath away from death and he is praying to God and asking him for forgiveness for the sins he has done then when he does die he talks to God face-to-face.

  8. anonymous
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    Nov 17th 2013 report

    It's about suicide to me. He's on the ledge looking at the crowd slowly forming below him, he's looking down at the razors in his hands or he's contemplating the bottle of pills and he wants someone to come and save him, to "hold him" before he can go through with taking his "one last breath" and dying. He's trying to convince himself that it "ain't so far down" to his death (6 feet down) but he is still holding onto "all [he] thinks is safe" (life) because he still believes that there's something left for him.

    I can relate because I once attempted suicide. These were similar thoughts that went through my head when I woke up truly believing I was dead. I'm glad that I'm alive though, because I know that it can only ever get better from here.

  9. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2012 report

    I think the song is about him dying maybe in a hospital and he wants his loved ones to hold him before he dies he is on the edge of death and needs someone maybe his love to be there for him

  10. anonymous
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    Nov 20th 2012 report

    Creed themselves being a religious band. is more than obivous about these great song of theirs being written in a prayer form. especially by how the lyrics go because its about a person who feels hopeless and believes that addiction has gotten them and there is no way out of there problems. it could be any type of addiction for example the most common one alcholism. this person by these form is trying to reach out to GOD in order to save him. since he believes know that no one else can help him but GOD himself. so therefore he cries to him for help. in order for him not to go deep more into their addiction.
    Please come now I think I'm falling
    I'm holding to all I think is safe
    It seems I found the road to nowhere
    And I'm trying to escape
    I yelled back when I heard thunder
    But I'm down to one last breath
    there it explains about the person crying desperately for GOD to save him and cure him from his addictions.

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 3rd 2012 report

    This song is about someone who is in a bad place and is starting to realize that maybe suicide/death might not be such a bad thing. He wants help because he can't get himself out alone, he needs others. When he says, "Hold me now, I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking..." he is saying he needs people to "hold" him.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 7th 2011 report

    The first time I listened to this song I felt like it was about suicide. The person in this story is on the very brink of suicide, feeling like it would be a welcome release from life. In the back of his mind he knows that he's wrong and he desperately wants someone to come and talk him down ( please come now...) and someone, possibly a lover that drove him into depression, to hold him. He feels like his life is going nowhere and that he is stuck, but that he still has something left to offer. I don't think that Creed is a religious band at all, they do use religious symbolism to express far more important points. As an atheist I can still find deep meaning in Creed's music. This song ( in my opinion) is meant to portray the hoplessness felt by people contemplating suicide. This song means a lot to me personally having myself struggled with depression and attempted suicide.

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 16th 2011 report

    It fits the situation of a man standing on the World Trade Center on 9/11, 6 feet from the edge thinking about jumping because he is feeling the heat from the fire below. Hearing thunder could be the impact, reflecting on mistakes before he takes the plunge, thinking that he found "a road to somewhere" could be a good job in those offices, "holding on to all that I think is safe" could be the towers themselves. Sad eyes following him could be us watching as he falls from those towers to his death, and finally, the "hold me now" and "something left for you and me" could be to hold onto his memory.

    I could be wrong but that is what I thought about when I heard the song back in 2002.

  14. lantvit3333
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    Aug 12th 2010 report

    Creed is a religious band. This is a prayer. Read the lyrics. He has made mistakes with addiction and he finally realizes it. But he thinks it may be too late. He is calling out one last time for GOD to save him. Which he will if you are a beleiver!!

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 21st 2009 report

    This song is about suicide. "Six feet from the edge" As in a man is standing on top of something about to jump and he is physically 6 feet from the edge of the surface. "Maybe six feet ain't so far down" Once he jumps he will be dead, buried 6 feet in a casket. What he is saying is "I am 6 feet from the edge of a building, and I am thinking about jumping because death doesn't seem that bad compared to this meaningless life I have been leading"

  16. jwest1153
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    Oct 10th 2009 report

    The song is about addiction, he doesn't think anyone can save him, it's gotten a hold of him, he's drowning in it, friends try and help but its inevitable, he wants to reach out and get help, but every time it just drags him deeper, until eventually he dies from it. Addiction is the worst feeling in the world and it was for my friend curt, I couldn't help him, he was one of my closest friends, he's gone now, six feet ain't so far down, well for all of us. It was to far. RIP Curt Matthews

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