- 1 “Breathe Deeper” by Tame Impala
- 2 “Last Breath” by Plain White T’s
- 3 “Still Breathing” by Green Day
- 4 “Breathe” by Michelle Branch
- 5 “Take a Breath” by Jonas Brothers
- 6 “Keep Breathing” by Ingrid Michaelson
- 7 “One Last Breath” by Creed
- 8 “Breathe” by Faith Hill
- 9 “Breathin'” by Ariana Grande
- 10 “Alive” by Sia
“Breathe Deeper” by Tame Impala
Tame Impala, the psychedelic pop band from Melbourne, Australia, delivers a song for the year 2020 with a message. Throughout the song, the narrator expresses confidence in his ability to regulate his own emotions. When he’s nervous, he adds, he takes a deep breath to calm himself down. Afterwards, he advises people to use breath control as a technique of coping with difficult life situations. “Come on!” This is within your grasp. Relax by taking a deep breath and allowing yourself to be swept away by the tranquility.
“Last Breath” by Plain White T’s
He’s ready to call “uncle” in this 2010 rock song about a guy. With his final breath, he wishes he could give up and succumb to the emotional torment his partner is inflicting on him. His actions benefit her, and he cares for her, yet she’s choking him to death. It’s killing him, and he longs for the war to stop so that normalcy may be restored to his life once more.
“Still Breathing” by Green Day
Following an argument with her partner, the woman in this 2003 pop tune has spent the last hour driving around. She tries to self-comfort by holding her breath and counting to ten. This centers her, allowing her to know that everything is alright between her and her lover. Hey, whatever works.
“Breathe” by Michelle Branch
Ugly truths are all that life appears to hand out to some individuals. They fear that they will die because they feel so much pain in this rock song from 2016. All he can do, numb as he is, is breathe to ensure his own survival.
The narrator empathizes with those who are in a state of desperation and are content to exist rather than fully live. These include, but are not limited to:
as if he were a heroin addict in search of one final hit,
a gambler putting all of his money on the line
a boy without a father,
a single mother who is struggling to stay afloat
veteran who nearly avoided being killed when walking across a landmine.
This world isn’t always pleasant or equitable. The best we can hope for is to keep breathing for the time being.
“Take a Breath” by Jonas Brothers
People change, promises are broken, and disappointments are inevitable in life. Let go of everything that’s been weighing you down and just take a deep breath in the middle of the whirlwind. Don’t worry about it too much or make it into a big deal. You will be OK. It’s only a fleeting moment.
“Keep Breathing” by Ingrid Michaelson
This alternative rock song from 2006 warns of impending doom on the horizon. Even though the narrator desperately wants to preserve the world from the madness that is about to consume it, the events of the novel overpower her. Her flimsy coping mechanisms include breathing exercises, closing the curtains, and placing her faith in the goodness of others. You may recognize this tune if you watch Grey’s Anatomy on TV.
“One Last Breath” by Creed
Creed, a Christian rock band, released this 2002 song about a man who is stuck in a rut. He’s attempting to get away from the things that he dislikes as he tries to cling on to the things he cares about. The narrator bemoans his life’s errors and prays to God for mercy as he approaches an increasingly bleak future. With his final breath, he prays for divine intervention because he is powerless to rescue himself.
“Take a deep breath in and let go of the past.” I don’t know
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“Breathe” by Faith Hill
This 1999 Grammy Award-winning love ballad has a lady embracing her boyfriend, entranced by his breathing, in the aftermath of their physical union. They become one as a result of the magic that fills the space between them. There is no longer a necessity to express oneself verbally. With this song, not only did it reach #1 on the country charts, but it also peaked at #100 on the US Billboard Hot 100 towards the end of the decade.
“Breathin'” by Ariana Grande
One in five Americans suffers from some form of anxiety problem, whether it’s post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a phobia, or social anxiety. As a result, Ariana Grande dedicates her 2018 smash song, “Thank U, Next,” to anybody who has ever struggled with anxiety. The song’s narrator explains that when everything seems to be spinning out of control, there is only one thing to do: keep breathing. Social media posts have shown that Grande suffers from both mental health issues: sadness and anxiety.
“Alive” by Sia
It’s like the narrator of this 2013 pop song was born with a one-way ticket to a barren and desolated world. In spite of her mistakes, the narrator is able to look back and see that she has overcome the most difficult times. As a result of the lessons she’s learnt about overcoming obstacles in life, she is still alive and well today. It appears that the woman has risen from the ashes of her history.
Sia succeeds in her battle because she owns her demons and acknowledges that they have shaped her into the tough person she is today. Adele and Rihanna both turned down the song, despite the fact that it was intended for them.