Last Breath

by Satnam

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NOTE: Please download the mastered version of "Last Breath" featured on my new album, "Heart of a Lion" - music.satn.am/track/last-breath-2

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Two years ago, I wrote a poem on New Year's Eve called "A New Day's Eve". While I released a recorded version of A New Day's Eve exactly one year ago, that version wasn't the way it was intended to be released.

"Last Breath" is the original vision I had for A New Day's Eve, as it continues the message, imploring listeners to live life to the fullest and to enjoy each and every moment they have been given here on planet Earth.

Don't wait until your last breath to appreciate your time on this earth.

lyrics

[Steve Jobs]
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

[Satnam]
It's just "Champagne Wishes, Caviar Dreams"
Washing the slate clean on this New Year's Eve
As we wish for reprieves from all the dirty deeds
Throughout the last year, as we try to believe
A list of resolutions is all that we need
In reality, we're blinded by the lust and the greed
Sorrows drowned in booze and the smoke of the weed
Sin is still sin no matter how it's conceived
Now that this high is achieved, I can activate the
Motivation I need to go out [and] succeed
And accomplish anything, and be the man I can be
Yet it's not so simple, why try and deceive
Our own logical thinking, by thinking that we
Need an arbitrary date to set fate's direction and speed
And redirect it on a path for us to be free
If you wanna be free, listen to your heart, take heed
Make changes today, or any other 'New Day's Eve'
Be the best version of yourself, you gotta trust me
Live a life of honesty, one anyone would wanna lead
Keep a positive attitude, then you will see
The fruits of your labor; savor it, pass it onto your seeds
Life's a struggle, never let the ground meet your knees
March forward through the darkness 'til the sun's within reach
'Cause tomorrow's a new day, appreciate it, indeed

[Chorus]
Enjoy this moment, as if this were the last breath you might breathe [4x]

[Satnam]
Enjoy this moment, as if this were the last breath you might breathe
Last words you might hear, last thing you might see
You might be thinking life just isn't peachy
And it's a bitter fruit, I ask you to believe me
Believing that we can really achieve things
If we put our minds to it isn't just for when we're dreaming
So dream a little dream, then start seizing
Every single moment - cause your time here's fleeting
Take risks, leaps of faith, be open to receiving
The good and the bad are just lessons for teaching
Experience, period, otherwise you're just cheating
Yourself out of a full life, that's self defeating
Sky is the limit, imagine there's no ceiling
If you love someone, then express your feelings
No words left unsaid, even when you're leaving
Give it your all while your heart's still beating

[Chorus 4x]

credits

released December 31, 2011
Beat by Chance Random
Vocals recorded at Darker Earth Studios (Eric Palma)
Mixed by Chris Khoury (chriskh0)
Samples Steve Jobs "Stanford Commencement Speech" from 2005

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Satnam California

Satnam is a poet, writer, geek and music aficionado from Los Angeles, CA. He's been writing poetry since the age of 13, and making hip-hop music since he was 16. He put out his first mixtape EP, "The 18th Letter Diaries" in 2010. His follow-up debut release, "Heart of a Lion" will be released on his birthday on April 17th, 2012. ... more

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