The Breath You Take by George Strait

What do you think?

by Sara 
(Grants Pass, Oregon, USA)

My grandpa recently passed before Christmas, and my uncle’s song really touched me, quite the tear jerker must I add. But the lyrics are very true. I’m sure so many people can relate.

 

Lyrics

He looks up from second base
Dad’s up in the stands
He saw the hit, the run, the slide
There ain’t no bigger fan
In the parking lot after the game
He said “Dad I thought you had a plane to catch?”
He smiled and said “Yeah son I did”
But life’s not the breath you take
The breathing in and out
That gets you through the day
Ain’t what its all about
You just might miss the point
Trying to win the race
Life’s not the breaths you take
But the moments that take your breath away
Fast forward fifteen years
And a thousand miles away
Boys built a life, he’s got a wife
And a baby due today
He hears a voice saying “I made it son”
Says “I told you Dad, you didn’t have to come”
 
He smiles and says “Yeah I know you did”
But life’s not the breath you take
The breathing in and out
That gets you through the day
Ain’t what its all about
You just might miss the point
Trying to win the race
Life’s not the breaths you take
But the moments that take your breath away
Just like it took my breath away when she was born
Just like it took my breath away when Dad took his last that morn
Life’s not the breathes you take
The breathing in and out
That gets you through the day
Ain’t what it’s all about
You just might miss the point
If you don’t slow down the pace
Life’s not the breathes you take
But the moments that take your breath away
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Songwriters: Casey Beathard / Dean Dillon / Jessie Dillon
The Breath You Take lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Dan Hodges Music, LLC

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