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Creed - One Last Breath



The protagonist of this song, as sung by Scott Stapp, believes that his life is coming to an end, but he is fighting to hold on to life and the things he loves. He is attempting to flee since his life is meaningless. Later in the song, his outlook becomes even more depressing ("now that it's over"), as he reflects on the errors he made while pleading with God for assistance. He finds the desire to continue in the song's final section ("But I still believe there's something left for me"), and even though he's on his dying breath, he still has hope for a better future. 


Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti wrote the music for their songs.

"One Last Breath' is one of my favorite guitar lines, so it's one of my favorite musical compositions for Creed. It's a song that turned out to be one of our biggest songs we ever put out. I think it had some of the most views we've ever had on YouTube, so it's a very important one for the Creed camp." This video is indeed one of the band's most popular. Directed by Dave Meyers, it features some fancy compositing, putting the band in a fantastical landscape of cliffs and ruins. Meyers also did the "With Arms Wide Open" video, as well as videos for Missy Elliott ("Work It"), Pink ("So What"), and many others.


Lyrics


Please come now I think I'm falling

I'm holding on to all I think is safe

It seems I found the road to nowhere

And I'm trying to escape

I yelled back when I heard thunder

But I'm down to one last breath

And with it let me say

Let me say


Hold me now

I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking

Maybe six feet

Ain't so far down


I'm looking down now that it's over

Reflecting on all of my mistakes

I thought I found the road to somewhere

Somewhere in His grace

I cried out heaven save me

But I'm down to one last breath

And with it let me say

Let me say


Hold me now

I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking

Maybe six feet

Ain't so far down


Hold me now

I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking

Maybe six feet

Ain't so far down


I'm so far down


Sad eyes follow me

But I still believe there's something left for me

So please come stay with me

'Cause I still believe there's something left for you and me

For you and me

For you and me

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