Learning to Breathe (Switchfoot album)

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Learning to Breathe
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Studio album by Switchfoot
Released September 26, 2000 (2000-09-26)
Recorded Charlie Peacock Productions
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge[1]
Length 43:28
Label re:think
Switchfoot chronology
New Way to Be Human
(1999)New Way to Be Human1999
Learning to Breathe
The Beautiful Letdown
(2003)The Beautiful Letdown2003
Singles from Learning To Breathe
  1. "You Already Take Me There"
  2. "Living Is Simple"
  3. "Learning to Breathe"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms 10/10 stars[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[4]
Melodic 3/5 stars [6]

Learning to Breathe is the third studio album by the band Switchfoot. It was released on September 26, 2000.[7] It was their final record for independent label re:think Records, which was distributed by Sparrow Records. This album also received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Gospel Album in 2001.[8]


A music video was filmed for the song "You Already Take Me There". It shows the band skydiving out of an airplane, and playing the song on the ground.[9]


"I Dare You To Move", "Playing For Keeps", "The Loser", "Erosion" and "Living Is Simple" are in the key of E major or C# minor.

"Learning to Breathe" and "You Already Take Me There" are in the key of G Major.

"Love is the Movement" and "Innocence Again" are in the key of D minor.

"Poparazzi" is in the key of C major. "The Economy of Mercy" is written in the key of D major.


"All will be made well" by Julian of Norwich is heard in "Living is Simple". Marilyn Monroe, MTV, Nirvana, and other popular stuff in "Poparazzi".


The songs "I Dare You to Move" and "Learning to Breathe" were prominently used in a popular teen romantic drama film starring Mandy Moore and Shane West, A Walk to Remember (2002).

The phrase "Love Is the Movement" has been adopted as a motto by To Write Love on Her Arms, a non-profit organization that Switchfoot supports.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jon Foreman, except where noted. Tracks 3 and 11 were released as the album's only two singles.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Dare You To Move"   4:07
2. "Learning to Breathe"   4:35
3. "You Already Take Me There" Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman 2:42
4. "Love Is the Movement"   5:10
5. "Poparazzi"   3:20
6. "Innocence Again" Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman 3:28
7. "Playing for Keeps"   3:44
8. "The Loser"   3:43
9. "The Economy of Mercy"   3:56
10. "Erosion"   3:22
11. "Living Is Simple"   5:19



  1. ^ "Learning to Breathe - Switchfoot - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ Learning to Breathe at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Review: Learning To Breathe - Switchfoot - Cross Rhythms". Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Switchfoot, "Learning to Breathe" Review". Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ (The) Kern County Kid (November–December 2000). "Reviews: Learning to Breathe". HM Magazine (86): 84. ISSN 1066-6923. 
  6. ^ Wippsson, Johan (December 16, 2002). "Switchfoot - Learning to Breathe". Melodic. Retrieved July 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ Huey, Steve. "Learning to Breathe – Switchfoot". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ 43rd Grammy Awards nomination list, MLSCMusic.com
  9. ^ "You Already Take Me There (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Adapted from CD liner notes.

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