"Breath of Life" was released as the fourth and final single from Erasure's album Chorus. It was the third single released from the album in the United States. The track was written by Vince Clarke and Andy Bell and was remixed slightly for its release as a single (including a shortened intro).
The lyrics are from the point of view of someone who is beginning to experience life on his own terms, finding love and making decisions without the control of outside influences. .