B.o.B - So Hard to Breathe Lyrics

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Since day one I said **** the fame and everything it dealt
But the fame is really here just to facilitate the wealth
But the wealth attracts you haters like mosquitos to a well
And the waters getting deeper so I must set out to sail
Someone called my cell, and left a voicemail
They said congratulations on the million record sales
As I'm flippin' over furniture, knockin' **** off the shelf
I told myself I'd never get to deep to take a breath but I'm sinking

And it's so hard to breathe, yeah
And even more so to sleep when no one cares
It was all I could need
But now I'm sinking, so deep, I can't come up for air

Yeah, I've seen the valley of the shadow of death
I've seen the mountains, a wild childhood
That's why I sing about it
I just try to move on and keep my peace about it
But come to think about it I can't even count the days
That I spent starvin' tryin' to find a some decent housing
It's why I'm always smiling but on this beat I seem so violent
So ask me about the music scene and what the **** I think about it
Time flies I guess that's why I'm buggin'
Just yesterday I was rappin with my brother and my cousin
If you had the stove or toaster on you couldn't use the oven
We knew that we were struggling we just actin' like we wasn't
It was either make it rapping, if not that then hustling
So all I see is magazine covers in this game
You either surface or you plummet
It's a thin line and I'm just tryin' to keep my head above it, damn

And it's so hard to breathe, yeah yeah
And even more so to sleep when no one cares
It was all I could need
But now I'm sinking, so deep, I can't come up for air

Air I (I sink away)
Air (I sink away)
Air (As I sink away) I (Damn I sink away)

(Damn air, damn, pots and pans, pots and pans
Get carried away, damn get carried away
Was never in the plans
But hey, it's long way from beatin' pots and pans)

And it's so hard to breathe, yeah yeah
And even more so to sleep when no one cares
It was all I could need
But now I'm sinking, so deep

(Damn this was never in the plans
But hey, it's a long way from beatin' pots and pans
Damn this was never in the plans
But hey, it's a long way from beatin' pots and pans)

(Damn this was never in the plans
But hey, it's a long way from beatin' pots and pans
Damn this was never in the plans
But hey, it's a long way from beatin' pots and pans)

But now I'm sinking so deep I can't come up for air, air, ah

Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Bombs Away
  • 2 Ray Bands
  • 3 So Hard to Breathe
  • 4 Both of Us
  • 5 Strange Clouds
  • 6 So Good
  • 7 Play for Keeps
  • 8 Arena
  • 9 Out of My Mind
  • 10 Never Let You Go
  • 11 Chandelier
  • 12 Circles
  • 13 Just a Sign
  • 14 Castles
  • 15 Where Are You (B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Bobby Ray Jr. Simmons, Delarry D. Sanders, Kyle Ryan King, Sean Garrett, Takehiko Kato
    album: Track 3 in album Strange Clouds
    release date: 2012-4-27
    popularity : 82 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop Pop
    styles: Jazzy Hip-Hop/Hardcore Hip-Hop
    length: 4:21
    Album Information
    label: Rebel Rock
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin