April 10, 2010

Jack's Mannequin - Swim

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

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

You gotta swim,
Swim in the dark;
There's no shame in drifting,
Feel the tide shifting and wait for the spark.
Yeah you gotta swim,
Don't let yourself sink,
Just find the horizon.
I promise you it's not as far as you think.
-Andrew McMahon


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