Ep. 22 Notes (“Breathe,” by Faith Hill)

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The Song

“Breathe,” by Faith Hill

And here are the lyrics.

Supporting Videos

“Breathe (2 AM),” by Anna Nalick

“Machinehead,” by Bush

“Breathe In, Breathe Out,” by Kanye West, ft. Ludacris

“A Man after Your Own Heart,” by Gary Chapman (the singer, not the author/pastor)

“Baby, Baby,” by Amy Grant


“Can You Feel the Love Tonight?,” from The Lion King

“Five Candles (You Were There),” by Jars of Clay

“More than Words,” by Extreme

“Enjoy the Silence,” by Depeche Mode

“You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’,” by the Righteous Brothers

“What’s Best for You,” by Trey Songz


Information that I drew on for this episode can be found at the following links.


The Wikipedia article on the song.

Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Charts for 1999 and 2000.

Wikipedia’s record of Billboard’s year-end Hot 100 chart for 2000.

Billboard’s Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary Top 70 Country Songs 1989–2014.

“Songwriter Stephanie Bentley Turns the Impossible into Success,” Angry Country.

Gary Chapman’s official Five Love Languages website.

Philosophical Sources

The “Friendship” section in Richard Kraut, “Aristotle’s Ethics,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, books VIII and IX.

How to Write Song Lyrics

Watch this blog, or see the “How to Write Lyrics” page, where all the posts will be gathered. (There will also be an expanded e-book with exercises, once the series of posts has been completed.)

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