Lyrics to “Swimming” by Florence and the Machine

Your songs remind me of swimming
Which I forgot when I started to sink
Dragged further away from the shore
And deeper into the drink

Sat on the bottom of the ocean
A stern and stubborn rock
Cause your songs remind me of swimming
But somehow I forgot

I was sinking, but now I’m sunk
And I was drinking, and now I’m drunk
Your songs remind me of swimming
But somehow I forgot

I tried to remember the chorus
I can’t remember the verse
Cause that song that sent me swimming
Is now the life jacket that burst

Rotting like a wreck on the ocean floor
Sinking like a siren that can’t swim anymore
Your songs remind me of swimming
But I can’t swim any more

Pull me out the water, cold and blue
I open my eyes and I see that it’s you
So I dive straight back in the ocean
So I dive straight back in the ocean

Take a deep breath, suck the water in my chest
Take a deep breath, suck the water in my chest
And cross my fingers, and hope for the best

Then all of a sudden, I heard a note
It started in my chest and ended in my throat
Then I realized, then I realized, then I realized

I was swimming, Yes, I was swimming
And now I’m swimming Yes, I am swimming
Your songs remind me of swimming
Which I forgot when I started to sink
Your songs remind me of swimming
Which I forgot when I started to sink
Oh, your songs remind me of swimming
Which I forgot when I started . . .
Your songs remind me of swimming
Which I forgot when I started . . . to sink.

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