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When My Lungs Are Caving In

Don't tell me to breathe

When my lungs are caving in

When the earth beneath my feet

is sinking


Don't say to carry on

When my legs are crumbling

When I can't see the sun

but it's blinding


Don't tell me to slow down

When the world won't stop spinning

When time stands still somehow

yet it's winning


When my heart is breaking

Don't say it will be okay

When I can't stop shaking

When my bones are aching

When I can't stand waking when each second is painstaking

when this must

be a mistake.


Don't tell me to breathe

When my lungs are caving in.

It's when your arms are around me,

this pain's a little less suffocating.


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