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Swim
08/17/08 at 09:05 PM by Jonathan Bautts
You gotta swim
Swim for your life
Swim for the music
That saves you
When you're not so sure you'll survive

You gotta swim
And swim when it hurts
The whole world is watching
You haven't come this far
To fall off the earth

The currents will pull you
Away from your love
Just keep your head above

I found a tidal wave
Begging to tear down the dawn
Memories like bullets
They fire at me from a gun
Cracking the armor, yeah

I swim for brighter days
Despite the absence of sun
Choking on salt water
I'm not giving in
I swim

You gotta swim
Through nights that won't end
Swim for your families
Your lovers, your sisters
And brothers and friends

Yeah, you gotta swim
Through wars without cause
Swim for the lost politicians
Who don't see their greed as a flaw

The currents will pull us
Away from our love
Just keep your head above

I found a tidal wave
Begging to tear down the dawn
Memories like bullets
They fire at me from a gun
Cracking the armor, yeah

I swim for brighter days
Despite the absence of sun
Choking on salt water
I'm not giving in
I swim

You gotta swim
Swim in the dark
There's an ocean to drift in
Feel the tide shifting
And wait for the spark

Yeah, you gotta swim
Don't let yourself sink
Just follow the horizon
I promise you
It's not as far as you think

And the currents will drag us
Away from our love
Just keep your head above
Swim

—Jack’s Mannequin (2008)
Tags: Jack's Mannequin, The Glass Passenger, Swim, Lyrics
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