Well, my friend Ashley loves to blog about music, so I decided to take a jab at it. Of course the lyrics are self explantory, but the main reasons I like the song “Breathe Me” by Sia is because (1) The title and (2) “I’m needy.”
First, the title of the song is “Breathe Me.” This relates more to me than the person of interest because I love the smell of cologne. It never fails. Whenever I come across an amazing cologne, I melt right into my shoes. I swear colognes get me into the mood. Okay, that was more of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean. Aside from this, I like the thought of someone else taking in your scent—your pheromones. I always thought that it was romantic when someone wears a shirt to bed that is covered in their lover’s cologne. I honestly see myself doing that. It’s an adorable gesture that means “I miss you dearly.” Sadly, the only time I have actually seen this done was when my mother’s second husband passed away. She slept in his shirts for about a month, but I digress on that sad note.
Secondly, out of all the verses that jumped out at me, “I’m needy” sums me up perfectly—even Ashley would agree. Unfortunately, it’s true. I am a handful and I require a lot of attention. Moreover, because I am a needy person, I tend to be jealous of my crush’s or lover’s interaction with specific individuals. This should not be confused with envy, as I do not worry about my ability to talk to others on an intimate scale. Back to the point, I usually see others as competition, but let’s not undermine the trust that I strongly believe should be basis of all relationships.
Overall, I love the simplicity of the song. The piano introduces the listener into a dark, confusing world. However, the piano is the appropriate instrument for the first few verses because the tone and setting must be established. Then, after thirty seconds, a xylophone slowly speeds up the tempo before a sudden pause. Then, the piano, xylophone and drums pick up the beat. Suddenly, the violins are introduced so as to represent a sudden rush of emotions—similar to the emotions in the lyrics. Although my analysis may be far-fetched, that’s honestly how I feel about this beautiful song.