At the least, come join me
Within the belly of a big blue beast
Set a sail, catch a breeze, and come on
Don't forget to fill your suitcase
Now watch it sink
Cause where we're going we don't need a thing
Not a map, or receipt

Cause where we been is who we used to be
We started wrappin our regrets in cloth
Are you defined by all the things you want?
Or did you get caught up in the things that we are not?

You were born to believe you can't get lost
So when you'd run you'd always run too far
Now there's nothing you haven't seen
But where we're headed we have never been

Past the pavement that we used to walk
Past the people that we used to know
Come on, go
Past the people that have broke our hearts
We started laughing at them from afar
But now we climbed too high without a rope
So don't let go

No we are not swans
Nor are we as ugly as we think we are
We don't take to compliments but please don't stop
Cmon, cmon
We are not swans
We fit into each other
We are Russian dolls
Where somewhere in the center sits a beating heart
cmon, cmon
We are not swans

Now do you feel we've come too far?
Or do you fear we reached the top?
Or do you feel like letting go?
Cmon hold on

We are not swans
Nor are we as ugly as we think we are
We are falling fast but we aren't falling far
So cmon, cmon
We are not swans
Our fathers gave us features that we didn't want
Our mothers claim those features made them fall in love
But cmon, oh cmon

We are swans
We are flying higher than our counterparts
We have got each other I'd say that's enough
So cmon
Cmon
Cmon


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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. i absolutely love it. it really needs to be more easily available, only the video is available on itunes and i want it on my ipod!
    justgiveupon June 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am so glad someone finally put this up here! its the newest and one of the best to come from them!

    "Our fathers gave us features that we didn't want
    Our mothers claim those features made them fall in love"

    this part gave me chills when i heard it performed. excellent lyrics, i can't see anyone not enjoying this song
    spephon August 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy far one of the their best songs. I love it.

    i'm with you speph. that part of the song gives me goosebumps
    LiveInLove00on August 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe fit into each other
    We are Russian dolls
    Where somewhere in the center sits a beating heart.

    I love that. This is such a good song. I got in trouble the other day for drawing my interpretation of this in my assignment notebook during class. Oops.
    candiluvron September 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is about accepted who you are, or at least trying to. You are't perfect (swan) but you're not hideous.
    It's about letting everything go, "walking past" the people that did you wrong, passing the places in your life, coming to grips with things. Things can be okay.
    YeahsodoIon November 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteveryyy format fan needs to know this song - it is SO good. Here is a link where you can hear it (its from imeem.com)

    resources.imeem.com/resources/versioned/4/flash/…
    justgiveupon June 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you want this song then you can get it off of limewire, that's where i got it, and most definetly one of my favorites by them
    i love:
    "You were born to believe you can't get lost
    So when you'd run you'd always run too far"
    brokenlighton June 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, Its about finding love-that person that helps you find yourself and makes everything alright.
    ErnShmlyon December 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about human beings in general (swans) and how people should realise that we are all people and to treat each other with respect (we fit into each other we are russian dolls, where somethwhere in the center fits a beeting heart) hes saying that people have to search to realize this, and to be good people. you can also see hes generally asking if people can be well better people and not be so self-absorbed or heartless (are you defined by all the things you want? or did you get caught up in the things that you are not?)
    then the last first he says that there is more good in humanity than bad and that "we are flying higher than our counterparts"
    our goodness dominates our bad qualities and that realising that we have each other will make earth more peaceful*

    *i think the imaginary place he is talking about is a place with only good ..or peace
    emm1234on February 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstrangely more positive than most of their stuff. I love this song. great vocals and imagery.
    xbaba35xon December 10, 2009   Link

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