Between the Breaths

Lyricist: John Cameron Mitchell & Jamie Stewart    Composer: John Cameron Mitchell & Jamie Stewart

As you look to the stars, oh, you could find
Illuminated in scars, a face aligned
I am saving the space between the breaths
I am making your place between the breaths

As the flame is to snow, first love to last
I will laugh in your face like shattered glass
I'm saving the space between the breaths
We are saving a place between the breaths

Between the breaths
Between the breaths
Between the breaths
Between the breaths

I've seen it
Oh, and I'll breathe it
I've seen it
Oh, and I'll breathe it
(Between the breaths)

I never said where I came from
You never asked what I was made of
You didn't need to know
You already know
I said it even so
You didn't need to know
You never said you couldn't see me
Never a hint you couldn't be me
I could never say, I didn't need to say
Now I'm fine, although
It was touch-and-go

(Counting the breaths
Until you)

Oh la la
Oh la la
Oh la la
Oh la la

The distance between us solved by a shrug
Just a shrug of dark matter
Just a shrug of dark matter

You thought you saw a new star, you caught a fright
You think you wish you may, you wish you might
Be saving the space between the breaths
We are saving a place between the breaths

I've seen it
Oh, and I'll breathe it
I've seen it
Oh, and I'll breathe it
Between the breaths
Between the breaths
Between the breaths

You never said you couldn't see me
Never a hint you couldn't be me
I could never say, I didn't need to say
I said it even though
You didn't need to know

A sky full of messages
Sealed up in bottles
Smash the omens
Our days are not numbered
Scream in my mouth
I'll barely hear you

Flame to snow
First love to last
Brand on brow
First love to now
Questions posed
Uncut the throat
You don't have to ask
First love to last

Let's meet at the same time every night
Starlight on skin is a million years old
You never asked my age, you never questioned my rage
Let's meet at the same time every morning
The blood in my gut is a thousand years old
But you are the sweetest infection
You are the sweetest infection

I could never know
I didn't need to know
You said it even though
You could never know

Oh no no oh
Oh no no oh
Oh no no oh