"Start Swimming" as written by and Johanna Charlotte/loo Wessels....
I'm waiting for another day
I'm waiting for the clock to reach the six and twelve
I'm waiting for a holiday
I'm waiting for myself
I'm waiting for another day
I'm waiting for the clock to reach the six and twelve
I'm waiting for a holiday
I'm waiting for myself

And all I seem to hear is: Stop, Stop
I'm catching up on you
Don't leave me behind
I can't see a soul out here
It's Dark, Dark
I'm catching up on you

And all I wonder is: Why?
Why do i try to start running
What am I running for?

Do you remember why we started running?
Do you remember why we're running at all?
If i dared I'd choose to swim
But it's safer on the shore
Do you remember why we started running?
Do you remember why we're running at all?
I would die to get away
But I fear to even more

I'm waiting for another day
The last one was so desperately disappointing
I can't seem to focus on what I've done
Or where I've been
I can't see
Nobody here

And all I seem to hear is: Stop, Stop
I'm catching up on you
Don't leave me behind
I can't see a soul out here
It's Dark, Dark
I'm catching up on you

And all I wonder is: Why?
Why do i try to start running
What am I running for?

Do you remember why we started running?
Do you remember why we're running at all?
If i dared I'd choose to swim
But it's safer on the shore
Do you remember why we started running?
Do you remember why we're running at all?
I would die to get away
But I fear to even more

I would rather stay here the rest of my life
I would rather stay here the rest of my life
I would rather stay here the rest of my life
Then close my eyes

I would rather stay here the rest of my life
I would rather stay here the rest of my life
I would rather stay here the rest of my life
Then close my eyes and start swimming

I would rather stay here the rest of my life
I would rather stay here the rest of my life
I would rather stay here the rest of my life
Then close my eyes and start swimming

Close my eyes and start swimming
Close my eyes and start swimming


Lyrics submitted by HystericRomance, edited by UglyDoll

"Start Swimming" as written by Rob Van Der Loo Johanna Charlotte Wessels

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI think that this song deals with the fear of trying something new, something different.

    At first she describes wanting and waiting to feel ready.
    And once she's decided what to do ("running") she realizes that she wants to try something more risky that will lead her in a different direction.
    But in the end her fear gets the better of her: "I would rather stay here the rest of my life/Than close my eyes/Close my eyes and start swimming"

    This song always makes me think of those people who have stable jobs, but also have dreams of being rockstars. They could 'start swimming' and try to make it in the cut-throat music business, or keep their stable job and 'stay there the rest of their lives'.
    HystericRomanceon April 08, 2009   Link

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