"The Swing" as written by and Art Alexakis....
Never said I was innocent
I will burn in hell for the things I've done to you
Never said I was anything good
I should die from the shame from what I put you through

Let me be the one to bring us back from the dead
I will take the blame for everything
You know I just want to help you forget

We are still living on broken glass
We are still numb because it just keeps happening
All your friends, they can kiss my ass
They only see the simple things that they want to see

Let me be the one to make the pain go away
Shave my skin and show a brand new face
You know I just want to know that you're ok

You don't have to like it but the swing is in my hands now
Sometimes I think
The power is better than a hard drug
Sometimes I think
The power is better than anything
Sometimes I think
Letting go is just like giving up
Sometimes all I think I want to do is die inside
All I want to do is die inside
All I ever think about is you and me falling apart

Never said I was innocent
I will burn in hell for the things I've done to you
Never said I was anything good
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

Let me be the one to make the pain go away
Shave my skin and show a brand new face
You know I just want to know that you're ok
Let me be the one to bring us back from the dead
I will take the blame for everything
I just want to help you forget

Sometimes I think
Letting go is just like giving up
Sometimes all I think about is falling apart


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"The Swing" as written by Art Alexakis

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    General CommentWow.
    This is my all time favourite everclear song.
    I love everything about it.
    Everything.

    I notice not many people have comments on this band.
    Evergleamon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYES his is a GR8 Everclear song...i bought the Scream 2 soundtrack simply fo this song and that sweet-az-fuck Less Than Jake track.....ExCxFxU!
    NeuroticECFUon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite too. i'm completely in love with this band, and they can do no wrong when it comes to me. i love singing this song to myself but just loud enough so that people can hear the lyrics.
    slowmotion_freefallon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI abosolutely love this song, the sound of it, the lyrics, etc.
    I like the na na na na na na na part.
    I believe it's supposed to be the Swing is in my HANDS now...not at my HOUSE now, you know.
    Then again, there are other typos I noticed.
    twistinsidejon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell you've got the lyrics wrong, but at least someone posted this song. One of the best ever.
    Foundation4lifeon December 30, 2005   Link

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