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​The Swimmer

This song is by Amidst the Grave's Demons and appears on the album Beating a Dead Horse (2015) by ​Jarrod Alonge and on the EP Space Zombies EP (2016).

Original video
Beneath the surface I have found true despair
As my lungs fill with water and I gasp out for air
The life in my eyes begins to fade
While my inner transgressions remain unpaid

I can't feel my own skin
Drowning in the undertow (The undertow)
I'll never make it out alive
I need you to revive me

I can't breathe
The weight of the world is pulling me under
Keep my head above water so I can see you again
The waves crash upon me, over and over, over and over
And I'm drowning in the sunset, baby, will you revive me?

My fate and is one that only I will know
I feel the wrath of all that lies below
I think a shark just swam right by my leg
When will you realize that this is the end

On a ship lost at sea
This storm is headed for me
In an ocean of my fears
Not a single lifejacket here

I've fallen off the edge (I never learned how to swim)
I kick and I scream caught in the rip tide
Deeper and deeper, I need a lifeguard
Or something, I need them here, ugh

Contact the coastguard
No, seriously, help
I'm not that buoyant
I need you to revive me

I can't breathe
The weight of the world is pulling me under
Keep my head above water so I can see you again
The waves crash upon me, over and over, over and over
And I'm drowning in the sunset, baby, will you revive me?

Yeah, alright

Grab your partner and gather 'round
We're about to go downtown
This is how we do it in Tennessee
Watch carefully and play that cowbell

Yeehaw
Needs more cowbell

Red solo cups and chewin' tobacco

Written by:

Jarrod Alonge

Produced by:

Jarrod Alonge, Johnny Franck and Joey Sturgis

Trivia:

This song parodies metalcore band Memphis May Fire, specifically their song "The Sinner". A southern metal section is present at the end of the song, referencing the band's debut album Sleepwalking (2009).