we do not believe that love is free
cause anything worth fighting for doesn't come for free
we believe in time that you will see
how a war might save us
how a war might save us
we believe in time that you will see
the institutions of the world will only serve to enslave us.

it's time for you and i to face the signs and realize that living's a battle
for all the times we cried and told the lies and realized life's not a rehearsal

come on babe, swing your heartache
come on babe, swing your heartache

we have learned that hope does not come cheap
we all must sacrifice in the name of our beliefs
we believe in time that you will see
the frontier is misery
the frontier is misery
what do you think it is that makes us free?
a life without boundaries if you question everything

it's time for you and i to face the signs and realize that living's a battle
for all the times we've cried and told the lies and realized life's not a rehearsal

come on babe, swing your heartache
come on babe, swing your heartache

here's something that you should know
getting older doesn't always mean you grow
turning from the shadows following behind you
to stare at the sun can easily blind you
the only way to learn, you're not afraid to die
could very well involve risking your life
despite the contradictions that these worlds imply,
you've got to live on, live on, live on.

come on babe (repeat to fade)


Lyrics submitted by belle1313

Swing Your Heartache song meanings
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    My Interpretationdefinitely one of my favorite songs, it's really up there. definitely the only song that's been able to address many of my most-dearly held beliefs. it's critical, but hopeful at the same time which is amazing.

    main message: the world is often really wrong and shitty, we have to fight a PEACEFUL battle with love and never give up caring, striving for the things we believe in, with a heavy-handed dose of love.

    AMAZING. and i love that it's not religious at all, clearly they include the religious power-players of the world in with the negative "institutions." this is a song about spirituality within yourself and others, not within a book or an ideology.
    jewdifulon February 23, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwow
    these lyrics are great!
    i just heard of this band like 10 minutes ago and i can tell they're good..
    i likey
    justjosie88on April 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOf course they're good; it's Arts & Crafts we're talking about here. :P
    bahzooton April 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes lyrics well done but I think there are two corrections to be made to final stanza:
    Getting older doesn't always mean you've grown
    Despite the contradictions that these words imply
    lvron May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI wonder what "swing your heartache" means. My interpretation is to ride the ups and downs of life like a playground swing.
    Thoughts?
    lvron May 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRe lvr's post:
    Daytrotter does explain that the title was "ripped the song title off from Bauhaus…"

    But this is a song I really don't mind hearing many times, a million times... In a row.
    Tsuppion August 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is achingly beautiful
    hippieladyon February 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love the chorus but im not sure i like the way he sings the verses.
    dustybreezeon March 29, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is what it makes me think of:

    "At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality... We must strive every day so that this love of living humanity will be transformed into actual deeds, into acts that serve as examples, as a moving force."
    - Che Guevara
    hithlumon May 08, 2011   Link

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