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breathing

I’m just checking that you’re breathing
With the moonlight on your face
I’m just checking that you’re breathing
With those long lashes on your cheeks
You look so very peaceful
I like to see that half smile
You only wear when no one can see
I’m just checking that you’re breathing
With your hands tucked behind your head
You just look so happy
All your worries are so far
And your hair looks so messy
I like it that way
I’m just checking that you’re breathing
In case you’re a dream
Just keep your heart beating for me
I watch the steady rise and fall of your chest in the dark
I’m just making sure your okay
So you don’t just fade away
I’m just checking that you’re breathing
Because you don’t know what you mean to me
And the words I can’t say
Are written on my face
I’m glad you sleeping now
So you can’t see them
So you can’t see how
Vulnerable you make me
So I’ll just watch you sleep
I’m just checking that you’re breathing
Lying beside me
I know when you wake up
You’re going to leave
Cuz you’re as scared as I am
About what this means
So we’ll act like they’re ok
Even though were both breaking?
Cuz we’re so far away
I’m just checking that you’re breathing
And I hate to stare
But it’s hard to love you
And act like I don’t care
I’m just checking that you’re breathing
With those stars in the sky
They seem closer to me
Then you and I
I wish I could just hold you
Forevermore
And keep checking that you’re breathing
Till we turn one-hundred-and-four
So I’ll kiss your face softly
And I hope that you don’t know
That you’re perfect to me
No I can’t let that show
I’m just checking that your breath-
What do you mean you’re awake?
I love you too
You wanna get married?!?
What’s changed in you?!?
Why were you awake?
Oh, what did you say?
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I said
I was just checking that you were breathing
And I just couldn’t wait
I knew this was the real thing
I know this is fate
So be with me forever
Forever more
So I can hold your hand
When we’re one-hundred-and-four
I wanna have children to call my own
I want to give you that love
That I haven’t shown
Run away with me darling
When the dawn comes
And we heard the starling
Birds sing along
But to leave this peace would be
Just so wrong
So marry me
And I’ll stay awake
Just checking that you’re breathing



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