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Swim

This song is by Ani DiFranco and appears on the album Educated Guess (2004) and on the compilation Canon (2007).

you keep telling me i'm beautiful
but i feel a little less each time
your love is so colorful
it flashes like a neon sign
but i finally drove out where
the sky is dark enuf to see stars
and i found i missed no one
just listening to the swishing of distant cars

i hope i never see
the ocean again
pushing and pulling at me
as i go deeper and deeper in
til i'm so far from my shore
so far from what i came here for
i let you surround me
i let you drown me
out with your din
and then i learned how to swim

i was floating above myself
watching her do just what you wanted
poor little friendly ghost
wondering why her whole house feels haunted
i told myself i was strong enuf
that i had plenty of blood to give
and each elbow cradled a needle
but listless and faint ain't no way to live

so i hope i never see
the ocean again
pushing and pulling at me
as i go deeper and deeper in
til i'm so far from my shore
so far from what i came here for
i let you surround me
i let you drown me
out with your din
and then i learned how to swim

and you keep telling me i'm beautiful
but i feel less and less so each time
your love is so colorful
it flashes like a neon sign
but i finally drove out where
the sky is dark enuf to see the stars
and i found i missed no one
just listening to the swishing of distant cars

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