From the recording Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Produced, written, composed, arranged, & performed by Steve Burks. In memory of Cheslie Kryst and countless others among us who have found life too heavy to bear. If you need help, call 800-273-8255. You CAN make it.

Lyrics

(STILL) BREATHING
by Steve Burks

VERSE 1
If it were up to me I’d be long gone
Funeral performer, singing that song
Sing that song, sing your song
I know my thinking’s all wrong
But my foundation’s caving in
I guess my enemy was made to win
So throw the towel in, give it all up
Call it a life and pack it ALL in the truck

LIFT
Frustration’s my middle name
I feel I’m going insane
Frustration’s my middle name
I feel I’m going insane

CHORUS
Feeling in my heart I can’t take no more
Anybody know what I’m breathing for?
Feeling in my heart I can’t take no more
Anybody know what I’m breathing for?
(repeat)

VERSE 2
If it were up to me I would’ve never been born
Missing my mother’s womb, safe and warm
Early in the morn, I wanna shoot the alarm
‘Cause whatever’s waiting for me’s gonna do me more harm
You can call it negative, think what you will
But you won’t understand until your heart’s been killed
Heart’s been killed, heart’s been killed
Watching my own blood spill

LIFT
Frustration’s my middle name
I feel I’m going insane
Frustration’s my middle name
I feel I’m going insane

CHORUS
Feeling in my heart I can’t take no more
Anybody know what I’m breathing for?
Feeling in my heart I can’t take no more
Anybody know what I’m breathing for?
(repeat)

BRIDGE
Don’t mean to frighten my family and the people around
But the pressure is bone-crushing and it’s keeping me down
My pupils are dilated 24-7
‘Cause life’s been as dark as the back side of Heaven
I got a whole lot of terrifying worries and fears
That the Lone Ranger within won’t share with my peers
But if my eyes open in the morning, taking in the ceiling
For another thrill season
Say to myself I’m

OUTRO
Still breathing
Still breathing
Still breathing
I’m breathing

Still breathing
Still breathing
Still breathing
I’m breathing

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