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Creed - One Last Breath - Lyrics Meaning

One Last Breath was a hit single for the band Creed off of their 2001 platinum record Weathered. The song reached number 6 in the US and 47 in the United Kingdom. As with many of the band's records the central theme is the struggle between spiritual life and death. The protagonist of the song is contemplating whether to fight on with life or end it all. The lyrics swing back and forth between wanting to continue and feeling hopeful to regret and sadness, often in the same sentence. The lyrics reflect a tortured soul and the struggle to find peace of mind with things done in the past and the uncertainty of the future because of the mistakes that have been made. This is definitely a person who has reached a cross roads of faith, life, death and hope. The lyrics show the audience that this is a person who cannot make up their own mind and cries out to God for assistance. The end of the song gives no closure on what the person's fate was. Weathered was Creed's last album before they broke up. The other members minus Stapp moved on to form the band Alter Bridge, while Stapp pursued a solo career.