"Swerve City" as written by and Frank Mirelez Delgado Abe Cunningham....
She breaks her horses
With strange distant voices
That travel through the air
They travel through the air

She tames with her voices
As she plays around with the forces
That travel through the air
They travel through the air

Ooh the distant howling out
Keeps you floating around
Oh distant howling out
Forces floating around

She breaks her horses
With strange distant voices
That travel through the air
They travel through the air


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"Swerve City" as written by Chino Camilo Moreno Abe Cunningham

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    General Commentnow that's a way to start an album, loud and intense.
    love at first sight
    Aulooon November 19, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI think it's about a very attractive woman using her beauty to seduce men (horses). The strange voice could be interpreted as a look or gesture that completely disarms her prey. She then strings them along for pleasure (distant howls, floating around).

    If you watch both videos you'll see the common thread of violent women using a horse as a tool for her actions.
    alexdaon May 09, 2013   Link
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    General CommentHorses in mythology represent strength and the song centers around a female and how she tames her "horses", it could very well be her "feminine wiles" that she knows how to "tame" and how to "break", and the "distant voices" being her lingering memory she leaves with people she encounters.
    Enjoythe7on July 25, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCouldn't care less what the song is about. I made an account to say this song is amazing and the album is a modern classic.
    UdderJuiceon March 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is awesome. Very visceral. Very raw. I can't believe there's only 1 comment. I don't have a take on what the lyrics "mean". I know what it means to me and that's enough i guess. Just had to say, I love this song.
    alex905on January 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBased on the lyrics and the overall tempo I would say this song is about riding a motorcycle and the voices that travel through the air are the sounds made by the bike. She breaks her horses (horsepower). She tames with her voices (exhaust sounds). They travel through the air (a bike is heard in the distance) .

    Deftones forever...
    ElMigueon March 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe best lyricist are the one's who can write songs that have no one particular meaning, but can be interpreted a trillion different ways. Maynard James Keenan, Chino, Adrian Belew (King Crimson), and Jon Anderson (Yes) come to mind.
    Poonardon April 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wasn't feeling this album at first listen. But over time this song has drawn me in.
    Genesisfanon August 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe breaks her voices, with strange distant voices . That travel through to you! That travel through the air!!!!
    Heeltoeholeon August 15, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe takes with her voices, as she plays around with our voices. Then travel through to you.. They travel through to you!
    Heeltoeholeon August 15, 2015   Link

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