Breathe No More

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All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Bleed
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
Demise
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Farther Away
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Hello
Hi-Lo
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
Imperfection
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Lacrymosa
Lies
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lithium
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
Missing
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Oceans
October
Origin
Overture
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Change
The End
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star


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General information

Written By: A. Lee

Breathe No More is an outtake from Fallen. It is a piano ballad that was originally meant to be on the album, but was scrapped. It was later released on the Elektra soundtrack on January 11th, 2005 and the b-side album, Lost Whispers on LP on December 9, 2016, then digitally on February 17, 2017. Amy Lee has sole writing credits to this song.[1]

Amy, in late 2012, told a fan the inspiration behind the song at a meet and greet:

Vin1.jpg I wrote the song when I was in quite a dark place. I was in a toxic relationship that was destroying me, the song is really about how sometimes when you're in a toxic relationship you change yourself for the other person, but you start to hate yourself for it. You look in the mirror and hate the person you've become. That self loathing is one of the worst feelings in the world, because you just want the other person in the relationship to be happy but at the same time you don't want to lose yourself, the real you.[2] Vin2.jpg


Versions

Studio Versions

Breathe No More [Fallen outtake]

Elektra - The Album (Track #8)
Lost Whispers (track #5)
  • Length: 3:47

Breathe No More [Demo]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased, Available
  • Length: 3:51


Live Versions

Breathe No More [Piano-vocal]

  • Performing period: October 7, 2003
  • Performed at: Lisbon, Coliseum

Breathe No More [Piano, acoustic guitar and drums]

  • Performing period: October 8, 2003 - August 14, 2004
  • Status: Released, Available
  • Recording date: May 25, 2004
  • Released on: Anywhere but Home (Track #8)
  • Length: 3:33

Breathe No More [2016 Piano-vocal] [3]

  • Performing period: October - November 2016; April 2016

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Lyrics

I've been looking in the mirror for so long
That I've come to believe my soul's on the other side
All the little pieces falling shatter
Shards of me too sharp to put back together

Too small to matter
But big enough to cut me into so many little pieces
If I try to touch her

And I bleed
I bleed
And I breathe
I breathe no more

Take a breath and I try to draw from my spirit's well
Yet again you refuse to drink like a stubborn child
Oh! lie to me, convince me that I've been sick forever
And all of this will make sense when I get better

But I know the difference
Between myself and my reflection
I just can't help but to wonder
Which of us do you love?

So I bleed
I bleed
And I breathe
I breathe no-

Bleed
I bleed
And I breathe
I breathe
I breathe
I breathe no more

Guitar tabs & sheet music

References