1973Released
2:49

Did You Know?

Interesting facts and trivia about Breathe (In the Air). By Songfacts®.

This song is about an older man speaking to a baby, telling it to breathe. The old man then describes the unfortunate working life the baby will have to face: "Run, rabbit, run. Dig that hole, forget the sun." The song implies that we need to overcome these messages and do what inspires us.

Many people believe Dark Side of the Moon acts as a soundtrack to The Wizard of Oz. When they are synched up, the line, "Balanced on the biggest wave" plays when Dorothy nearly loses her balance while walking along a fence.

This is followed on the album by an instrumental called "On The Run." The next song is "Time," which reprises "Breathe."

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Breathe (In the Air).
BKey
MinorMode
4/4Time Signature
128BPM

Album

The album Breathe (In the Air) is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Breathe (In the Air).
Pink Floyd Records
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