"Forget the Swan" as written by and Joseph Donald Mascis Jr.....
It's floating through the abyss
Under the brig my head swings down

Beware her wrath, the image gone
The shell is crumbling, fix my frown

This spell would be clear in non-tradition
And stepping on these pieces of pain and smirk

And rape goes through to sin my eyes
And shapes know where the heartache will lurk

Forget the swan, a stone swims near
A stone has come, if I could cheer
Forget the swan
Forget the swan

Drifting among this rubble
I guess the waiting, wished I would

I found a box, untethered and true
Possession it understood

Forget the swan, a stone swims near
A stone has come, if I could cheer
Forget the swan
Forget the swan

How I tried to warn my neighbor
But the corn was much too high

In confusion up and threw him, woke up every day
But it's not too late brother, I'll still say you were mine

Forget the swan, a stone swims near
A stone has come, if I could cheer
Forget the swan
Forget the swan

Forget the swan, the dreams are gone
The pain goes on, they fly at dawn

Forget the swan
Forget the swan
Forget the swan
Forget the swan


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"Forget the Swan" as written by Joseph Donald Mascis Jr

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    General CommentLou sings, the swan could be Uma????
    And J was in Amherst and there was alot of corn and Uma escaped his basement
    So J gave up
    latino_kenoon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always based the song off the line "forget the swan, a stone swims near", as if J is the swan and a bland little stone comes along and suddenly everyone forgets the swan and its true beauty
    JustinStarbuckon June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it is simply about a swan. A swan in the form of a drug-induced hallucination. The swan is a metaphor for the hallucinogenic trip he's on. He is bordering more and more on insanity from his experience in his own mind, and finally the dystopic, "Forget the swan, the dreams are gone / The pain goes on, they fly at dawn" After the high has gone, the real pain of everyday life is back.
    font9bon July 23, 2009   Link

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