I Forget To Breathe

Album: The Stories We Could Tell... (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Mr. Big, best known for their supersized hit "To Be With You," were inactive for most of the '00s, but reconvened in 2009, releasing their seventh album What If... in 2011, and then The Stories We Could Tell... in 2014. This track is a standout from the later album.

    In our interview with lead singer Eric Martin, he told the story: "It's a song about sheer amazement about how one feels in the face of something bigger than they are. How a perfect moon or your first-born child or the spark of love just completely takes you back. It's like staring in the face of something that's bigger than you are, and you forget to breathe in its awesomeness. We all strive to be greater than we are, and in the face of it, we forget to breathe."

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