Just a song I enjoy

Something about this song just resonates with me…

You can listen to it by clicking here and then just clicking on the words at the sentence at the top of the page.

Breathe (2 AM)” by Anna Nalick (Wreck of the Day)

2 AM and she calls me ’cause I’m still awake,

“Can you help me unravel my latest mistake?
I don’t love him. Winter just wasn’t my season
“Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes
Like they have any right at all to criticize,
Hypocrites. You’re all here for the very same reason
‘Cause you can’t jump the track, we’re like cars on a cable
And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl.
So cradle your head in your hands
And breathe… just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe
May he turn 21 on the base at Fort Bliss
Just today he sat down to the flask in his fist,
“Ain’t been sober, since maybe October of last year.”
Here in town you can tell he’s been down for a while,
But, my God, it’s so beautiful when the boy smiles,
Wanna hold him. Maybe I’ll just sing about it.
Cause you can’t jump the track, we’re like cars on a cable,
And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table.
No one can find the rewind button, boys,
So cradle your head in your hands,
And breathe… just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe
There’s a light at each end of this tunnel,
You shout ’cause you’re just as far in as you’ll ever be out
And these mistakes you’ve made, you’ll just make them again
If you only try turning around.
2 AM and I’m still awake, writing a song
If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside of me,
Threatening the life it belongs to
And I feel like I’m naked in front of the crowd
Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud
And I know that you’ll use them, however you want to
But you can’t jump the track, we’re like cars on a cable,
And life’s like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button now
Sing it if you understand….and breathe, just breathe,
whoa breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe.
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If you keep listening to the link above once this song is over it plays some clips from other songs on the CD. Some of the clips are pretty powerful. I downloaded the 2am single long before it became popular and purchased the CD shortly after. At the time I did not have a chance to REALLY listen to it. She has some pretty interesting and nearly profound lyrics and her mellow style is great when you are in the right mood…I must be in that mood. I am truly appreciating the CD right now and felt I should share it.
Lyrics that stick out from the song clips:
“But someday we’ll all be old and I’ll be so damn beautiful” (from the song Paper Bag)
“Driving away from the wreck of the day and I’m thinking ’bout calling on Jesus,” (from the song Wreck of the Day)
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