Whenever the pain is too much to bear,
Whenever you’ve given all you can spare,
When the sights in front of you are too gory to see,
Remember to close your eyes and just breathe.
Whenever your smoke rises to high,
Whenever you think about wanting to die,
Whenever you lose and drop to your knees,
Stand up again and remember to breathe.
Whenever you feel like you’re becoming undone,
Whenever you feel like everyone is gone,
After you lost all the blood you can bleed,
Stitch yourself up again and remember to breathe.
Whenever you’re lost and and can’t find direction,
Whenever your shadow stops casting reflections,
Whatever egg shells you broke beneath your feet,
Buy a new carton and remember to breathe.
Whenever you feel like there’s nothing left,
Whenever you have days you want to forget,
Whenever you feel like screaming in sheets,
Lower your voice and remember to breathe.
Nothing is ever as bad as it seems,
And this sounds absurd coming from me,
With the life that I lead, but I’ve already seen,
Things aren’t as bad as long as you breathe.