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Ingrid Michaelson: Keep Breathing Meaning

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"Keep Breathing"

The storm is coming but I don't mind
People are dying, I close my blinds

All that I know is I'm breathing now

I want to change the world
Instead I sleep
I want to believe in more than you and me

But all that I know is I'm...

  1. anonymous
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    Apr 25th report

    I think it's about, yeah awful things happen in the world but you can't make the world good if you aren't good yourself. And that if you're not good that that's OK. Sometimes you can't save the world but you can continue to breathe, and for you that is enough. People say that the world has bigger problems but we can't fix those problems before we can be ok ourselves.

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 30th report

    I think it’s a commentary on compassion
    And allowing m yourself to fell the enormity of tragedy. Bringing yourself back to your breath is the best form of self regulation and self care when making such space for the suffering of others!

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 30th report

    I think it’s a commentary on compassion
    And allowing m yourself to fell the enormity of tragedy. Bringing yourself back to your breath is the best form of self regulation and self care when making such space for the suffering of others!

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 3rd 2018 report

    I think it’s about everything in the world and sometimes it can just be too much. Sometimes you have to just breath and now that eventually it will work out. There are some things that are too big to change. You can sometimes feel so small and like you can’t do anything

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2017 report

    I related it with depression or losing somebody or going through heartbreak and feeling the overwhelming sensation of sadness and feeling it hit you and feeling numb and not knowing what to do because there isn't really nothing to do but taking it on step at a day cause "all we can do is keep breathing" and breathing, the seconds will turn into days and into weeks and soon time will heal all wounds. And one day it won't hurt anymore but until then we keep breathing....

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 6th 2017 report

    I think this song is meant to be from the perspective of someone in a coma. They want to change the world but cannot physically move and can only sleep and keep breathing.

  7. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2017 report

    I think that it's about someone who lives in a bad world where there is bombing and storms and this young kid is trying to stay strong and tries to change the world but knows it won't work

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2017 report

    I think that it's about someone who lives in a bad world where there is bombing and storms and this young kid is trying to stay strong and tries to change the world but knows it won't work

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 12th 2016 report

    I sort of related it to depression personally. Things are happening in the world but all we want to do is sleep. We want to change the world, and hope for something more but we don't know how to do anything about it and we feel stuck. But at least we're breathing.

  10. Ayeleen
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    Feb 10th 2015 report

    It's about coping with loss by breathing.

  11. anonymous
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    Mar 6th 2012 report

    I'm just suggesting, but I think this song is about having no idea what the future holds. The person wants to change the world and ultimately know what's going to happen to her but she can't do either, so she resorts to breathing to get through it.


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