I will sneak you off of the back-porch
Let the grasses bend in our breeze
We'll parade our whistling wily ways
Lightning flies nobbling our knees
Behold the glow

So, am I living too late?
And wasn't this night a well-rehearsed
A set-verse that spoke of your face

And know the river won't wait
You say this, you say, oh
You say:
"I think that we oughta go nightswimming,"

This night fills me up
I'm a pocket
Water above, water below
Lift my arm, now leave it dangling
Watch, the land turns away from the harsh shore
I've read this before

So, am I living too late?
And wasn't this night, oh, set to verse
And well-rehearsed
And then set to song?
And have I waited too long?

Don't let our youth go to waste
Come on
Say that you wanna go, oh, nightswimming

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Nightswimming, AR song meanings
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    General CommentI completely love this song.
    laurengrc08on August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNightswimming represents recklessness in general, I think. The singer is wondering if she's wasted all of her best years and if she's too old to goof off a little. I went nightswimming in the ocean a couple months ago, and it really made me feel alive. A lot of the singer's angst could be that they're reconnecting with a feeling they've lost and wondering if they'll ever feel it again.
    mithgilon April 01, 2009   Link

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