"Swinging The Dead" as written by and Bradley James/pitts Fafara....
Swinging the dead swinging the dead
Get it up pick it up
The chilling thrilling sound
Of the rock & roll haunting...yeah
It's the graveyard sound
Where the monster crashed
On the demon haunted...yeah
Get it up give it up
The chilling thrilling sound
Of the rock & roll haunting...yeah
It's the graveyard sound
It's the graveyard sound
For the evil...haunting
Ride if you like
Ride if you like

Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead,
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead,
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Shit...go

Pick it up fuck it up
This swinging sound it's got me moving...yeah
It's the graveyard sound
It's the evil sound
This demon's got heart... yeah
Pick it up fuck it up
This swinging sound it's got me moving...yeah
You scream for blood
You scream for flesh
Just keep the bodies...moving

Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead,
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead,
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Go...swing it

Get it up pick it up
The chilling thrilling sound
Of the rock & roll haunting...yea
It's the graveyard sound
Where the monster crashed
On the demon haunted...yea
Pick it up fuck it up
This swinging sound it's got me moving
You scream for blood
You scream for flesh
Just keep the bodies moving

Ride if you like
Ride if you like
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead
Deathride
Swinging the dead, swinging the dead


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"Swinging the Dead" as written by Evan Allen Pitts Bradley James Fafara

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., NETTWERK ONE MUSIC (CANADA)LTD

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    General CommentThis song is so funky.

    It kind of sounds like Dez 'tipping his hat' to The Misfits.
    quiffpornon November 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song that got me into Devildriver
    PornoSatanon August 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about keeping music alive.
    Well, Thats just me:

    "chilling thrilling sounds of the rock 'n roll "
    "You scream for blood, you scream for flesh, just keep the bodies moving"
    "this swinging sound it's got them moving"

    Then again, maybe it is literally about swinging dead bodies, dunno.
    Bloodhawkon December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    when I first heard this song I thought the first lines were

    get it up pick it up
    thats the swinging sounds
    of the rock and roll honkey

    lol. I love mistakeing lyrics.
    this song rocks, it is very "funky" I guess, is the only word to describe it acturatly. It kinda has a bounce to it. which I think is really cool.
    dying_insideon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere is a reason it has a bounce to it. It isn't about jamming to oldschool rock and roll or keeping the music alive. When bands talk about having bodies being pushed around or dropped, it's about moshing (See "Bodies" - Drowning Pool). The reason this song has such a bounce to it is because it was obviously made for the moshers.
    krucifier_on February 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...I'm not exactly sure what this song means, but I know it was the first DD song that really stuck in my head...maybe because I'm a "mosher." All DD's songs, on the first album, are great moshing songs.
    sailingallaloneon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdying_inside - I thought the lyrics really *were* "rock and roll honkey"!! hah

    This song is crazy, and fun, and really doesn't mean much... just a nice little ditty with some double kick drum hits and heavy guitars. If Elvis were into thrash, this would be the song he'd write.
    benclarkon June 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo offence, but i kinda hate this song =\
    goldennug18on October 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno offence goldennug18, i hate you. FAG!
    pyropunk007on May 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol nice pyropunk. this is one of my favorite devildriver songs. i dont know what its about nor do i care. i just listen to it
    triviumfan1991on September 19, 2007   Link

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