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Breathless

Hope for Haiti Now | 2010

“Breathless” was originally recorded by the Rock trio Better Than Ezra on their 2005 album Before The Robots. The band performed the song several times in charity events after Hurricane Katrina. Taylor performed an emotional version of “Breathless” which belied her young age on the 2010 charity telethon, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief.
In “Breathless”, Taylor sings about someone who’s hurt and how she’s always gonna be there for them, in good and bad times. She recorded the song for Hope for Haiti Now, a live album by various artists to benefit Hope for Haiti Now’s campaign to alleviate the 2010 Haiti earthquake. All benefits from the album sales went directly to Haiti relief organizations, including the Red Cross and Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti foundation.

Hope for Haiti Now

Hope for Haiti Now features 19 live performances from the television broadcast Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief as well as the studio version of “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)” – an original track performed by Jay-Z, Bono, The Edge and Rihanna during the telethon.

The digital-only album was made available for pre-order through iTunes on 22 January, 2010. It set a record as the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history. The album sold 171,000 copies in its first weekend, and, in merely two days, became the first digital-only album to top the Billboard 200 album chart.

The Hope for Haiti Now album is currently unavailable digitally.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Here you are now
Fresh from your war
Back from the edge of time
And all that you were
Stripped to the bone
I thought you’d want to know

[Chorus]
That when you feel the world is crashing
All around your feet
Come running headlong into my arms
Breathless
I’ll never judge you
I can only love you
Come now running headlong
Into my arms
Breathless
Breathless

[Verse 2]
Lay down your guns
Too weak to run
Nothing can harm you here
Your precious heart
Broken and scarred
Somehow you made it through
I only ask that you won’t go again

[Chorus]
When you feel the world is crashing
All around your feet
Come running headlong into my arms
Breathless
I’ll never judge you
I can only love you
Come now running headlong
Into my arms
Breathless

[Bridge]
I’m so glad to see you smiling
So good to hear your laugh
I think that you’ve found you even
Missed yourself
I’m only asking this because I think that
Truth be told
Oh, you’ll never go again
Again, again

[Chorus]
When you feel the world is crashing
All around your feet
Come running headlong into my arms
Breathless
I’ll never judge you
I can only love you
Come now running headlong
Into my arms
Breathless
Breathless

[Outro]
When you feel the world is crashing
Come running into my arms

General Information
ReleasedJanuary 23, 2010
GenreLive
Length3:51
LabelMTV Networks
SongwriterKevin Griffin
ProducerMTV Networks
Live Performance
Official Audio