"Sway" as written by and Michael Richard/watkins Lewis....
When the sun comes down
When the rain wash away
All the hopes I can bring
To another day
Another day

When your trees start to sway
And the wind makes them move

I can tell that
You don't know

[Chorus]
To all the fights I've conquered and beyond
The times have changed and I will now move over slowly
The truth is I still feel lost without you
Hard to find a new soul
The silence takes its toll

Just sway
You don't know
Just sway
You don't know
Just sway
And all you want is to find home

There's a light pausing
Feel the volume of the sky
Mark your place in time with another question why

Time flickers in the night
Always lookin' to be right

[Chorus]

You don't know
Just sway
You don't know
Just sway
And all you want is to find home
Just sway
And you don't love
Just sway
And you don't know
Just sway
And all you want is to find home

Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Just sway
Just sway


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"Sway" as written by Lee Gaze Ian Watkins

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is about being able to let go after a huge period in your life. He talks about "mark your place in time with another question why" thats all we ever do in life is question why. And we keep doing that until that period is over and then theres no reason to ask why anymore, because that time in your life is over. He says all you want is to find home, he's saying that all people ever want to do is find where they feel the most comfortable. Leaving a place that you've dwelled in for years is accepting the fact that you have to move on. I think this song is about the fact that when we leave a big period in our life we have to be alone for a time and then we have to find a new period to settle down in. This song is about being able to journey away from a place and from people and to collect your thoughts and then going to another place, finding where you belong after the fallout. Lonliness is only temporary, we have to have it to think about whats happen over the past few months, years. People they laugh, they cry, they get angry at each other, and then they move on, people go away and you find new people that give those feelings to you. Its about knowing that you made a difference, you left a legacy behind, and at the end of the day youre the one who has to walk away from it, the memories you leave behind are what matters, people have to accept that things wont last. When you walk out of that place youre so used to be ready to do it, dont leave any regrets behind, things you wish you would have said or done, in a way theyre haunting and bizarre in a way, that can either be your grave or your salvation. The past can haunt in a good or bad way depending on who you are and who youve been. Find meaning in your life to move on, dont let go of the memories.
    XX _rockerXXon May 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is a tune, I love the ending, so chilled out and trippy
    Ben2k9on July 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI find the voice at the end reminds me of the rabbit's voice in Donnie Darko.

    Such a great song.
    scully_tozovmiteon October 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere are a few mistakes in this..

    When the sun comes down
    Will the rain wash away
    All the hopes of the brave
    Into another day

    To all the fights i've conquered and beyond

    ...

    As the light pours in
    Feel the volume of the sky
    Mark your place in time with another question why

    ...

    To all the fights i've conquered and beyond

    And the rest is correct. I felt the need to correct all that because this song is absolutely incredible. One of the most amazing pieces of music I've heard in a long time. The melody is so haunting and the lyrics are undeniably deep. Lostprophets are an incredible band, all of their songs are so great but I hold this and The Fake Sound of Progress in the highest regard. Just...wow. I love this song.
    negativeenergyon April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentForgot to mention:

    When the trees start to sway

    Not swing xD
    negativeenergyon April 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is by far my favorite song right now. The way the music and his voice mixes and the overall sadness this song gives off is just... a soundgasm.
    Rocky1480on June 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's so beautiful and relaxing.
    CRYN_OUTon September 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome outro. After the heaviness of some of the the previous tracks on the album (We Are Godzilla...) this track is great calming, "chill-out", exit to a fine CD. Great stuff.
    InsomniacUKon October 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about ians dad dying when he was younger for some reason im remember it was when he was five but that may be wrong but i know it IS about his dad dying when he was fairly young.
    its awesome - lostprophets are awesome. best band ever 4 me..shinobi v dragonninja makes me go psycho i LOVE it. saw them at reading this year and they kicked ars! they rule and lee is such a legend ian is too they all are...
    shinobiVdragonninjaon December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the thing about Ians dad thats exactly what i thought when i heard it for the first time..beautiful song!!!
    the_libertineon February 05, 2005   Link

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