Learn to breathe (carbon monoxide)

If you’re not here I don’t exist
It’s what I say you try to resist
Like a tree falling in a wood
With no one around
Doesn’t make a sound
When you’re not here I don’t exist

You turn your eyes away
And there’s a distance in your voice
As I reach for your hand
A sense of isolation
Creeping slowly though my limbs
Just like carbon monoxide

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
With me

I watch you sleep in the predawn light
At the end of a restless night
I’d make you love me if I could
But we’re at different altitudes

I watch you sleep in the predawn light
I know the world would be
Much less frightening if we
Only believed in absolutes
But as I learn to breathe
You keep slipping into me
Just like carbon monoxide

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
With me

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