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rippling by/punctuation

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1) We are searching for a note, pure and easy, playing so free, just like a breath rippling by.
2) We are searching for a note, pure and easy, playing so free, just like a breath, rippling by.

Except for the first two words, which I added in order to have a full sentence, everything is from a song by the British rock band The Who.

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https://genius.com/The-who-the-song-is-over-lyrics

I think '1' is the way it is supposed to be written. The breath is rippling by. I was wondering if '2' was possible. In '2' the note would be rippling by.

Is '2' possible?

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Re: rippling by/punctuation

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From the context, 1 seems to be correctly punctuated and the breath is rippling by. 2 seems ambiguous.
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