swimming lyrics – florence + the machine

“swimming”

your songs remind me of swimming,
which i forgot when i started to sink
dragged further away from the sh*r*,
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, and now i’m sunk
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
’cause our songs remind me of swimming,
but i can’t swim anymore

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
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

/ florence the machine lyrics