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Garbage: The Trick Is To Keep Breathing

Garbage is an American-Scottish alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1993. The group consists of Scottish musician Shirley Manson (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and American musicians Duke Erikson (bass, guitar, keyboards), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards), and Butch Vig (drums, percussion). All four members are involved in songwriting and production. The band have counted worldwide album sales of over 17 million units. Garbage’s debut album, Garbage, was critically acclaimed, sold over 4 million copies, and was certified double platinum in the UK, US, and Australia while accompanied by a string of increasingly successful singles in 1995–1996, including “Stupid Girl” and “Only Happy When It Rains”. Follow-up Version 2.0, released in 1998 after a year of production, had an equal commercial success, topping the UK Albums Chart and getting nominations for two Grammy Awards. Garbage followed this up by performing and co-producing the theme song to the nineteenth James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough.

Garbage: The Trick Is To Keep Breathing

Despite critical acclaim, Garbage’s 2001 third album Beautiful Garbage failed to match the commercial success achieved by its predecessors. Garbage quietly disbanded amidst the troubled production of fourth album Bleed Like Me, but ultimately regrouped to complete the album, which was released in 2005 and peaked at a career-high No. 4 in the US. The band cut short their concert tour in support of Bleed Like Me announcing an “indefinite hiatus”, emphasizing that they had not broken up, but wished to pursue personal interests. The hiatus was briefly interrupted in 2007, as Garbage recorded new tracks for greatest hits retrospective Absolute Garbage. Garbage ultimately regrouped in 2011, and released fifth album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 via the band’s own independent label, Stunvolume Records. Wikipedia®.

Garbage: The Trick Is To Keep Breathing

“The Trick Is to Keep Breathing” is a song by Garbage, released as the joint-fourth single from their platinum second album Version 2.0. The single was released in a number of European countries including Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal and Greece. The single was released simultaneously alongside “When I Grow Up”, which was issued in other European territories including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain and across Scandinavia; both singles used to promote Garbage’s European arena tour. “The Trick Is to Keep Breathing” was written and recorded by Garbage at their own recording studio in Madison, Wisconsin throughout 1997. Vocalist Shirley Manson used the title of Scottish author Janice Galloway’s 1989 novel of the same name.

Garbage: The Trick Is To Keep Breathing Lyrics:
She’s not the kind of girl
Who likes to tell the world
About the way she feels about herself

She takes a little time
In making up her mind
She doesn’t want to fight against the tide

Lately I’m not the only one
I say never trust anyone
Always the one who has to drag her down
Maybe you’ll get what you want this time around

Can’t bear to face the truth
So sick, he cannot move
And when it hurts he takes it out on you

And lately I’m not the only one
I say never trust anyone
Always the one who has to drag her down
Maybe you’ll get what you want this time around

The trick is to keep breathing. The trick is to keep breathing

She knows the human heart
And how to read the stars
Now everything’s about to fall apart

I won’t be the one who’s going to let you down
Maybe you’ll get what you want this time around
(The trick is to keep breathing)

I won’t be the one who’s going to let you down
(The trick is to keep breathing)
Maybe you’ll get what you want this time around

The trick is to keep breathing. The trick is to keep breathing.
The trick is to keep breathing. The trick is to keep breathing.

The trick is to keep breathing. The trick is to keep breathing.
The trick is to keep breathing.

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