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Breathe Me
Sia Lyrics


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Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And, the worst part is there's no-one else to blame

Be my friend, hold me
Wrap me up, enfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up and breathe me

Ouch I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found
Yeah I think that I might break
Lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend, hold me
Wrap me up, enfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up and breathe me
Be my friend, hold me
Wrap me up, enfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up and breathe me

Overall Meaning

Sia's song Breathe Me is a hauntingly beautiful portrayal of the emotions that arise from experiencing pain and the need for human connection to alleviate that pain. The opening lyrics of "Help, I have done it again, I have been here many times before, Hurt myself again today, And, the worst part is there's no-one else to blame" suggest that the singer has a history of inflicting emotional pain upon herself. She feels like she has no one else to blame for her actions and is stuck in this cycle of self-destruction.


As the song progresses, the singer yearns for connection. She pleads with someone to "Be my friend, hold me, Wrap me up, enfold me, I am small and needy, Warm me up and breathe me." Here, she is seeking physical and emotional intimacy, a need to be held and comforted. The repetition of the lines "Be my friend, hold me, Wrap me up, enfold me" emphasize the need for physical touch and the safety of being wrapped in someone's embrace.


In the second verse, the singer admits to losing herself again and feels unsafe. The repetition of the phrase "Lost myself again" emphasizes her feelings of despair and confusion. She fears that she may break, succumbing to the emotional turmoil within her. The plea for someone to hold and comfort her is repeated again in the final two lines, "Be my friend, hold me, Wrap me up, enfold me, I am small and needy, Warm me up and breathe me."


Overall, Breathe Me is a powerful song that conveys the emotions of vulnerability, pain, and the need for human connection. Sia's melancholic voice and the simple yet poignant lyrics create a deeply emotional and impactful experience for the listener.


Line by Line Meaning

Help, I have done it again
I am struggling and need assistance


I have been here many times before
This is a recurring problem for me


Hurt myself again today
I have inflicted harm on myself through my actions or thoughts


And, the worst part is there's no-one else to blame
I take responsibility for what happened, but feel helpless to change it


Be my friend, hold me
I need someone to support me emotionally


Wrap me up, enfold me
I need to feel safe and protected


I am small and needy
I feel vulnerable and require help


Warm me up and breathe me
I want to be comforted and reassured


Ouch I have lost myself again
I am disconnected from myself and feel lost


Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found
I am struggling to regain control of my thoughts and emotions


Yeah I think that I might break
I feel overwhelmed and close to breaking point


Lost myself again and I feel unsafe
I am scared of what might happen if I don't get help


Be my friend, hold me
I need someone to provide emotional support


Wrap me up, enfold me
I want to feel safe and secure


I am small and needy
I feel vulnerable and require help


Warm me up and breathe me
I want to feel comforted and cared for


Be my friend, hold me
I need someone I can trust to help me through this


Wrap me up, enfold me
I want to feel protected from the world


I am small and needy
I require help and support


Warm me up and breathe me
I want to feel comforted and reassured that everything will be okay




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Dan Carey, Sia Furler

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@lozbozlauren

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And the worst part is there's no one else to blame

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Ouch, I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found,
Yeah, I think that I might break
Lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me



@wbs1O1

Breath Me - Lyrics

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And, the worst part is there's no-one else to blame

Be my friend, hold me
Wrap me up, enfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up and breathe me

Ouch I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found
Yeah I think that I might break
Lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend, hold me
Wrap me up, enfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up and breathe me
Be my friend, hold me
Wrap me up, enfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up and breathe me



All comments from YouTube:

@ifruitMachine

12 years later and we're still here. I bet a lot of us didn't think we'd make it this far

@skaterjz67

Powerful

@alexantaramian9166

idk where this comment came from but it couldn't be more correct

@shelbyismeee

Not in the slightest..

@ryanhansen7515

I figured I'd be nothing but a memory by now. Watching "Just Before I Go" and a song played, "heart on my sleeve" by Snow Patrol, reminded me of this song. I've wanted out so many times, but we're still here. And we will continue to fight to stay here. I dont want to be here most days, but I will continue to fight to stay here. You are loved, you are good enough ❤

@shelbyismeee

@@ryanhansen7515 please continue to fight. Even if you feel at your lowest all alone. Know you are connected and loved by me and any others who take time to read this. You are not alone. Please reach out to anyone if it gets to heavy you cant carry everything by yourself love. I hope your having an amazing day today.

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@sara-me3so

As a producer, I can tell you this is a very raw vocal. No auto tune. No melodyne. Just some vocal compression and that's it. I'm not even hearing studio reverb. Which is pretty incredible.

@soulsharborax

+sara it was also probably recorded at such a low volume too which makes it even more amazing

@tpaddict5428

+soulsharborax but the lip smacking and mouth noises is cringy

@TaylorMae27

+T Ø P Addict idk I kind of like it. I think it adds something special to the song. But I can understand why someone wouldn't like it haha.

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