Oddly enough (or perhaps not so) a plethora of songs, some pretty good and some quite obscure, are dedicated to lungs and airflow. An incomplete sampling:

Apparently for lyricists resipration = inspiration ...

(thanks to running comrade Ruth for teaching me the British-English term "out of puff" for shortness of breath; cf. LyricNotes (29 Mar 2002), ...)

TopicLanguage - TopicPoetry - TopicEntertainment - 2007-04-07

(correlates: CloserToFine, SouthernCross, LyricalHook, ...)