try not to breathe lyrics – r.e.m.

“try not to breathe”

i will try not to breathe.
i can hold my head still with my hands at my knees.
these eyes are the eyes of the old, shiver and fold.
i will try not to breathe.
this decision is mine. i have lived a full life
and these are the eyes that i want you to remember. oh.

i need something to fly over my grave again.
i need something to breathe.
i will try not to burden you.
i can hold these inside. i will hold my breath
until all these shivers subside,
just look in my eyes.

i will try not to worry you.
i have seen things that you will never see.
leave it to memory me. i shudder to breathe.
i want you to remember. oh. (you will never see)
i need something to fly (something to fly)
over my grave again. (you will never see)

i need something to breathe. (something to breathe)
baby, don’t shiver now.
why do you shiver now? (i will see things you will never see)
i need something to fly (something to fly)
over my grave again. (i will see things you will never see)
i need something to breathe. oh. oh. oh.

i will try not to worry you.
i have seen things that you will never see.
leave it to memory me. don’t dare me to breathe.
i want you to remember. oh. (you will never see)
i need something to fly (something to fly)
over my grave again. (you will never see)

i need something to breathe. (something to breathe)
baby, don’t shiver now.
why do you shiver now? (i will see things you will never see)
i need something to breathe. (something to breathe – i have seen things you will never see)
i want you to remember.

/ r e m lyrics