Swing Life Away Lyrics - Rise Against

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Am I loud and clear, or am I breaking up?
Am I still your charm, or am I just bad luck?
Are we getting closer, or are we just getting more lost?

I'll show you mine if you show me yours first
Let's compare scars, I'll tell you whose is worse
Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words

We live on front porches and swing life away,
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
If love is a labor I'll slave till the end,
I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand

I've been here so long, I think that it's time to move
The winter's so cold, summer's over too soon
Let's pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow

I've got some friends, some that I hardly know
But we've had some times, I wouldn't trade for the world
We chase these days down with talks of the places that we will go

We live on front porches and swing life away,
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
If love is a labor I'll slave till the end,
I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand....until you hold my hand

I'll show you mine if you show me yours first
Let's compare scars, I'll tell you whose is worse
Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words

We live on front porches and swing life away,
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
If love is a labor I'll slave till the end,
I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand

Swing life away [x4]

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impressions | Reviewer: kyle | 10/16/13

iv listened to rise against for nearly 3 years now, no matter how many times i hear this song it always fills me with emotion. my favorite line is "if love is a labor i'll slave till the end" these are the only words i can ever consider for a tattoo. to me these are words i can live by, taking into account not only my love for my family, friends and my girlfriend. and to a greater extent everyone i meet, as people have preached love thy neighbor. at times i think rise against has made more of an impression on me than my catholic schooling upbringing.

A friend of mine | Reviewer: Gogol | 6/8/13

A friend of mine posts music videos to kinda communicate with me and about our friendship. He's a 20 years old 13-year-old-kid who won't grow up. How to deal with these kinds of friend? I just wanna be his friend, he's one of the most normal and cool and smartest friend i had, but he takes wrong inspirations from me and other places. I slit and I know he saw my scars. I'm trying to stop while dealing with bipolar. While he then kept melodramatizing everything and post new music videos.

very touching song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/13/12

This song reminds me of all my friends, and the ones that left. This song is so awesome it makes me remember all the friends I've had in my entire life, especially the closest ones. I'll never forget this song:D
It also reminds me of my crush, disguised as my best friend...

Leaving for College | Reviewer: a grateful college student | 8/16/12

This week, along with a lot of my friends, I am going to college for the first time. This song puts into song everything i'm feeling. I have had to say goodbye to a lot of very good friends, some that I have grown up with and some that I have met very recently. The fourth verse truly describes this.
Yesterday was the hardest day of this whole experience. My best friend, who is going to a school nearly 700 miles away from mine, left. During the past year we studied together, and laughed together. I was the person to whom she vented all frustrations with her sister's wedding and I took her to homecoming and Prom. I showed her this song two years ago and I can never hear this song, play this song, THINK of this song with out thinking of her and every memory we have shared.
Thank you Rise Against, for writing a song to describe the experience all of us have to face at some point in our lives.

Amazing!! | Reviewer: Kayleigh | 5/8/12

I love this song!! I have listened to it four times today11 Dang every song they have if friken amazing! each song Rise Against has come up with has had a good... what;s the word... They just all have a good point

So Honest, It Melts Your Heart | Reviewer: Aditya | 2/7/12

Wow. That is the only word to describe this song. Love the lyric, if U r in the middle age era of your life, this will hits right at the spot.

It makes life easier whenever you heard "We get by just fine here on minimum wage". Perfectly crafted song

my friend | Reviewer: kat | 9/25/11

so me and my best guy friend which i have bin friends with for 10 years and have like since i was in 6th grade i am now in 11th and failed a grade but ya we was talking on facebook one night when he sent me the link to this song and it fealed me with so much emeotion this song is so powerfull and when i was finished litionig to it i could not get him off my mind so this song has given me the curege to ask my true love out and for that i think them nomater which way it goes :) :) this weekend i will find out if true love will ever be rill for me

the past is best | Reviewer: matthew | 8/1/11

i've been a fan since siren song of the counter culture falling in love with songs like paper wings and this and to be honest i personally think that their newest stuff is no way near as good because their new songs dont give me the same feeling as this or any other song from this album but i still love them

Omg <3 | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/21/11

So i knew a little rise against but a few weeks ago I was doing this summer program and it was our last day so the guys in my group all got together and started singing and jamming out then one started to play this song and we all went quiet it's just so powerful and meant so much to all of us about our expirence there together now I listen to this song alll the time miss u NSLC <3

this reminds me of my love. | Reviewer: vhkid | 6/8/11

this reminds me of my love for a girl I see in alot of my classes named Ellie Reidy. Every time I listen to this song it makes me thing of her and everything that's wonderful about her. I can see her now, her blond hair, the way her eyes pierce right through you. ahh it feels like i'm falling in love all over again

Awesome | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/8/11

This is my absolute favorite song of all time, and rise against is my favorite band of all time.. I can't stand all these people who say they've been listening to them since appeal to reason.. If your a true rise against fan you would know that although it is still a great album, the true rise against is what's in siren song and the sufferer and the witness and before

this is so BOMB:) | Reviewer: Abi:) | 5/24/11

Actually when i listen to this song for the first time i reminded me to a really especial person.....and i really think that this is my song cuzzz everything it says on it is wat im feeling in this moments 09/07/2010

O...M...F...G!!! | Reviewer: cory | 1/30/11

I've been listening to this band since Appeal to Reason, and I just had the pleasure of hearing the likes of The Rumor of My Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated, Swing Life Away, and Onstructed View from their album Siren Song of the Counter-Culture. Absolutely astounding are the musicianship of every member of this band. They truly are a band for the ages.

AmazingSong | Reviewer: Sam | 1/30/11

It seems like I haven't heard this song in a million years. I was searching through my music and this song came on. I knew the lyrics word for word, and I hadnt heard the song in ages. It's one of those songs that you fall in love with instantly, and it gets implanted into your head forever. Love it(:

Inspirational Music | Reviewer: JBK | 10/26/10

I First Heard Of Rise Against When My Friend Was Listening To Hero Of War, Ever Since I've Been In Love With Zach Blairs Incredible Guitar Playing And Tims Awesome Razorblade Vocals, 'Audience Of One' Is An Incredible Song, The Lyrics, Guitar Riffs And Just How Much Time And Effort Tim Put Into Writing It Is Inspiring. Love Rise Against And Can't Wait Til 2011 For Their 6th Album <3

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