"The Swinging Man" as written by and Henry Lawrence Garfield Gregory Regis Ginn....
Swinging man I'm hanging around
Hangin' 'round I'm the swinging man and my feet
Never touch the ground Swinging man
Swinging man I swing back and forth

Back and forth
Back and forth
Back and forth I was looking for a little warmth
But I didn't find nuthin'

So now I'm hanging around
Swinging man
Feeling no pain
No pain

No pain
No pain
All the girls know my name I go by; swinging man
Swinging man I tell you what - you get yourself together

And you go downtown, you come on home
And I'll still be hangin' around
Because I'm the swinging man
And my feet never touch the ground

Now if you love me, you'll cut me down
But if not,
I'll still be hangin' around cause I'm the swinging man
And my feet never touch the ground I'm the swinging man


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"The Swinging Man" as written by Henry Lawrence Garfield Gregory Regis Ginn

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    General Commenti always thought it was about.. the type of people who just hang around their own town/place or are always looking to get drunk and womanize.. in their own world think they never do anything wrong.. (feet never touch the ground) heads in the clouds..smoking drinking kinda typical Budweiser lovin people............ i cant explain it but the suicide is right i think
    es89on August 12, 2008   Link
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    Song FactThis song is the opposite of the "Family man" song from the album "Family man". In the beginning of the "Family man" Henry asks "Do you want the family man or do you want the swinging man? You choose." and whisper answers "Family man". This song represents another option.
    janeaparis1on January 21, 2016   Link
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    General CommentIts about hanging yourself/suicide
    Shiza_Menellion August 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure it's about suicide necessarily. I think es89 is right about it being about a person who spends their days with their head in the clouds ("My feet never touch the ground"). The swinging man doesn't want to bother with reality and its pains, so he looks to get high or drunk, etc. to take his mind off it all. He's living in his own little world, waiting for someone to snap him out of it ("Now if you love me, you'll cut me down").
    DeepThinkingGirlon May 27, 2009   Link

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