"Swans (Life After Death)" as written by and Andrew Balent Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky....
Swans
Swans
Swans sing songs
All night long
Who knew how warm the islands were

While the frogs look on
It's what the birds prefer
And it's still warm after the sun has gone

I woke up thirsty the day I died
And the tide was swirling
My mouth is so dry
And all I see is sea to shining seas

Swans
Swans
Swans sing songs
All night long
Who knew how warm the islands would be

And who knew just how much
The sky covers me
It makes you forget what it means to be free

I climbed into the blowhole
In the ribs I found you
With a wick we lit a flame
Now look at the smoke that it blew

The mouth is so wide
Yet all I see is sea
And azure sky
A little wave and ebb tide

Rivers leak
Salt seeps in
Heals wounds
Winds pry apart

Rivers leak
Salt seeps in
Heals wounds
Winds pry apart

Rivers leak
Salt seeps in
Heals wounds
Winds pry apart

Swans
Swans
Swans sung songs
'Til the morning dawned on us
And the sun-smudged peach moon still hung loose

Bones
Bones
Bones
Groan
The sparrows in the trees we leave them for
They love the marrow

I'm thankful for my life
I'm thankful for my life


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"Swans (Life After Death)" as written by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Andrew Balent

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    General CommentI think this is my favorite song on the album. I think of it as being about dieing and waking up in a strange, surreal afterlife. I love the part about climbing into a whale and lighting a fire while looking out of it's mouth.
    Wrapidon May 28, 2006   Link

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