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Rise Against

Swing Life Away

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“Swing Life Away” is a song by hardcore punk band Rise Against, from their 2004 album Siren Song of the Counter Culture. Originally written by Tim McIlrath and Neil Hennessy, the song is distinguished from the majority of Rise Against’s catalog because it is performed and recorded acoustically. The lyrics are optimistic and speak of contentment with a less-than-perfect life, although they maintain the band’s characteristic themes of self-analysis and hope. At a show at Festival Hall in Melbourne, Australia, McIlrath stated the song was written about a good friend of the band who helped them whilst they were lesser known. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ We get by just fine here on minimum wage ... I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand ... Swing life away

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Popular in Swing (See Charts): Round & Round, Strawberry Swing, Ballerina, Twisting By The Pool, Chickery Chick, Harbor Lights, Daddy, Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer, St. James Ballroom, and Somethin' Stupid.


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