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Song Released: 2008

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I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing

Just prayin' to a god that I don't believe in

Cause I got time while she got freedom

Cause when a heart breaks no it don't break even

Her best days will be some of my worst

She finally...


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    Apr 19th, 2011 4:05am report

    "I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing" this song is about heartbreak and this line refers to a time during the making of this album in which Danny O'Donoghue (the lead singer and songwriter) and friend guitarist mark Sheehan were suffering a hard time after the death of their parents, hence the "barely breathing"part as marks' mother was sick for a very long time before she passed away. the rest of the song i think refers to a relationship, probably of lovers, rather than family.

    "She finally met a man whos gonna put her first" might refer to his(the character who the song is about) long work schedule and never being able to sit back with his girl and be a couple so she moves on to another man who will have time for her, but his heart doesnt "breakeven" because he knows she still loves him but cant compete with his work anymore, hence the "while im wide awake she has no trouble sleeping" because this is a sign of comfort and safety when you can sleep knowing that someone is watching over you.

    personally i think there are two lines in the entire song that define what the real meaning is; "her best days will be some of my worst". the reason why i think this is because the lines surrounding these pretty much explain that because he's been away so much that "her best days" with another guy are his worst because she gone. "what am i supposed to do when the best part of me was always you" this is a very romantic line because he's saying "well, you were the best thing that ever happened to me, and without you i am nothing, so what am i supposed to do now that you're not with me anymore" :'(


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    Mar 8th, 3:26pm report

    What if he was her stalker? He got time which could mean jail time and she is now free from him. She found someone who she likes, while he is stuck being away from her. His heart broke because he loved her, but she's fine because she didn't love him. He took the blame because he was stalking her. He doesn't understand that she doesn't and never did love him.


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    Dec 11th, 12:19pm report

    The breakeven part means that it's a guy and a girls relationship (the heart that's breaking) and so when the relationship splits one moves on causing their part of the heart to minimally break while the other partners heart has most of the heartbreak left and has to fix oneself. It's really hard to watch the girl as she moves on because he's sad and a little jealous of the new guy


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    Sep 8th, 2017 9:27am report

    I think its's about the love of the guy to the girl who he didn't fulfill the needs as the girl's boyfriend. And the guy is now glad about the girl having the right guy, but still it hurts. Though, even if his breaking, he won't breakeven.


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    Oct 10th, 2012 10:40pm report

    I think that he means he's still heart broken and she's moved on. It's very sad each time I cry cuz I can relate 2 this song .


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    Mar 22nd, 2012 3:53pm report

    He's still mourning over the break up but she isn't. She has already moved on but he's still lonely.:(
    When a heart breaks no it dont break even
    The two dont feel the same after the break up.


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    Oct 28th, 2011 10:19pm report

    This song is totally about a break-up...where the girl moves on with her life and enjoying it, while the guy is in pieces and cannot cope up with the break-up..
    The break-up was not equal, it's says so in the lyrics...
    The girl, has moved on and found another guy, and the protagonist cannot take it...This is because the guy is still in luv with the girl and it was the girl who ended it... Probably because he wasnt giving her enough time....


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    Sep 7th, 2011 9:05am report

    It is very obvious.about heartbreaks. the other one is moved on and the other one was left hurt :"(


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    Sep 7th, 2011 9:04am report

    It is very obvious.about heartbreaks. the other one is moved on and the other one was left hurt :"(


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    Jul 25th, 2011 7:29am report

    the song was very touching .when i first heared the song .i even cried .because i also felt the feeling of the song .i really like it


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    Jun 27th, 2011 6:28pm report

    Does anyone watch Degrassi? Well, think of Eli, and you have this song. Like, seriously.

    But here's what this song means; a guy is totally in love with a girl who breaks his heart and moves on to another guy. The singer is talking about how he loves this girl so much, and even though she's moved on, he doesn't think he can.

    "What am I supposed to do when the best part of me was always you?" He doesn't know how to live without her.


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    Jan 10th, 2011 1:26am report

    I think what theyre trying to say is that when a relationships ends, there is always one person left more hurt...

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