Cho: What makes one breath
More precious than another?
When every breath we take is new
All life is sacred, on this Earth
How you use your breath is up to you.
Is your first breath more precious than your last?
Or the laughter of your friend, or your lover’s gasp?
Or your mother’s sigh, or your baby’s cry
Another breath is another chance to try
When the eagle holds his breath, diving through the wind,
When the whale breaches, breathes, then sounds the deep again,
When the butcher’s cow or pig breathes, ready for the blow,
Is a human breath more precious? What makes us think we know?
One breath at a time is all we really get
If we’re still breathing, then we’re not dead yet!
Though we worry 'bout our future, and our past may have regrets
We’re birds of a feather, we all breathe this air together
Written by Peter Alsop, ©2009 Moose School Music (BMI)