This is the fourth song in ONCE I WAS AN EAGLE's opening medley. Of it, NME said this:

...Breathe' twists into something more mystical with cello tracing the lines of the melody. "How cruel you were to me/How cruel time can be". But Marling's difficult lover's being shaken off – "When you wake you'll know I'm gone/Where I'm going there's no one so don't follow me!" – and the mini folk symphony ends with strings and guitars warring to a dark crescendo.

Below is a guitar tutorial for the song by Quentin Ames:

BREATHE

Laura Marling

You came here to tell me something
I already know
The dark before the dawn is the darkest I can go
The calm before the storm is what leaves me here to breathe
So breathe

Us of constant banging
Throwing fists against the wall
Screaming at the earth for what
It's done to one and all
I came here to tell you something
You already know
Just breathe
Breathe

How cruel I was to you
Cruel things I do
How cruel you were to me
How cruel time can be

I wrote you a book
But I left it out in the rain
Left it there to dry
But it got rained on once again
Us of constant banging
Throwing fists against the wall
So breathe

How cruel you are to me
How cruel time can be
How cruel I was to you
How cruel things I do./p>

When you wake you'll know I'm gone
Where I'm going there's no one
So don't follow me
Whatever you may hear or see
So don't follow me
Whatever you may hear or see



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