SWIM - EP

by Swim

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released November 22, 2015

Swim is
Dan McCaffrey, Vocals
Nick Riviezzo, Guitars
Justin Iaquinta, Keyboards
Tyler Aigotti, Bass,
Brian D'Angio- Drums, Percussion

*Additional vocals by Michelle Palladino, Trevor Pearson, Lucas Nocera, and Alex Meakem on "Stay Up for the Moon" and "Shake"
** Background Vocals by Michelle Palladino and Alex Meakem on "Only Jewels"

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Cole Verderber in St. James, NY
Produced by SWIM.

Artwork by Trevor Munch, Caroline O'Callaghan, and Caroline Vance.

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Swim Stony Brook, New York

Pop Rock group from Stony Brook, NY. "Finally, Someone" OUT NOW! Available on iTunes and Spotify.

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Track Name: Natural Feeling
Don’t keep me from my
Don’t keep me from my
Don’t keep me from my
Natural feeling

I look at working man’s big decision
I decide that it’s not for me:
If no big family, then no hard work
And if I’m to be poor playing guitar
I won’t ask for more
No children at my feet, nor a tax sheet
I can hustle and play for the door

Well the radio’s on and I’ve been thinking
A record like mine should be praised
Clean since the very day that it turned on
And if we’d been living high and we quit cold turkey
To give music a try
All the adults would have tact; say, “That’s the right track!”
Thank the Lord he has made it through rehab
Let the kid play, Joe! It comes natural
Oh why would you keep me from my

If you could have been the only one
You could have been the only
If you could have been the only one
You could have been the only one
You could have been the one
You could have been the only

Don’t keep me from my
Don’t keep me from my

You could have been the one
You could have been the only
If you could have been the only one
Who understands me
Don’t keep me from my natural feeling
Track Name: Stay Up for the Moon
I want you and if you want me too
Look my way and I’ll be waiting
I want you and if you want me too
Look my way and I’ll be waiting for you

The sun has gone and the love’s come out
Let’s give them something they can ask about
Stay up for the moon, I’m right across from you
Look my way and I’ll be waiting for you

Am I willing to stay up for the moon?
That depends on who’s staying up too
Are you willing to listen to a tune?
For you, I’d navigate with hope
Give fate a shrug
No worries about staying up
But something’s got to stand me up

They say don’t worry, catch up on sleep
A lunar event happens every few weeks
But I’m not sleeping
No it’s not the moon that puts hair on my chest
Tonight I’m rather indifferent to it
A window’s open, this might be my only chance
Her heart is broken, you might need to advance

Lots of people come back
I’d love to see the underdog win
You’ve still got time to deflect
So don’t just sit there wasting away on me
I’ll give you all my hope
Give fate a shrug
No worries about staying up
But something’s got to stand me up

The sun has gone, baby come with me now
Tonight’s the night, baby can’t you see that?
I want you to say you want me now
Track Name: Only Jewels
Maybe you’ll grow out of it
I can only hope for it
Maybe you’ll grow out of it

Even if it’s just Southern Comfort on the rocks
Or dancing while you’re wasted
Or just a quiet duet with no audience
But music made naked
Discovering someone you’re happy to have met
But you won’t call back ‘cause
All this is only jewels, that aren’t real

What about a weekend lost in Montreal?
In underground malls or
What about a week of breakfast served in bed?
As lazy as you want
There’s gotta be a record that you haven’t heard
Your favorite song’s still out there
You say it’s only jewels, that aren’t real
It’s only jewels
Taped to a crown made of paper mâché

We could pretend that briefcases are normal when
Going to a movie
We could forsake the smaller things to be impressive and consume
We’d never let a moment burn out by ourselves
A silly little fire
You say it’s only jewels, that aren’t real
It’s only jewels
Taped to a crown made of paper mâché

You say you’re never tired but never glad you’re not
Freedom you love like a slave
All your medals shine inside a silver box
The gold ones are on their way
You build it up this streak of love for work in spite of the fun we have
You build it up this streak of love for working in spite of the fun others have
You know you’re a piece of work
When you say it’s only your right
You say it’s only jewels, that aren’t real
It’s only jewels
Taped to a crown made of…
Track Name: Shake
Na-Na Na Na-Na
Let’s not think of this as time to kill
Save formality and stay until you can
Shake your bodies not your hands
(Less introduction)
There are better ways of getting close to you

It’s all going to plan
We could be in heaven already it took so long to pack
Such a heavy load
We’ll drop what we’re carrying when we see those gates
Oh, how we’ll stand up next to him
Take it all in, move it down the road

Let me tell you that’s a crazy way to live under a rock
As paparazzi for the King of Life like some old king of pop
By now he’s washed his hands a billion times
He’s long stopped listening
Mama you’ll be lucky if he takes the time to blow you a kiss

Have you tried the sweetest wines?
Got up to the greatest heights?
Have you seen what nature has made?
Because that’s what it takes

I might be out my realm of expertise but I have a hunch
If pleasure’s physical only on earth in heaven it’s a bust
How can you be prepared to spend eternity up there?
When mama you complain you’re tired, you’re tired, you’re bored
Of living down here

Do tell how so many people from
Different centuries get along
Old enemies suddenly friends when lovers
Lose their memory

Tide rolling no fooling
This love must end
Miracle it has not yet
When else do we respond, “yes” to the demand
To love someone we have not met
Track Name: Late Nights Lately
All the time, I’ve got you here inside
Close to my heart; bare, hair down and lips apart
Those get lost inside me eyes take me back to our before
Late nights lately let me pretend I’m still yours

Don’t stop, you know what they say
Always, always the same thing:
Head up, don’t let your chin hang down

There’s toothpaste still smeared on my face when
I try my best to explain how I feel
And the way that you make me that way

But I know you and you know me and
We both know how this is going to end
You’ll walk away, I’ll beg you to stay and follow me

But you let me love you long enough…

They don’t know exactly what they say
There are more, more than a few ways to love one
And have her love you the same

Our lives did not just intersect
They crossed like your legs sat in a dress and
Fell together for all of the best of my days

With Some Nights, tan arms, long walks, Squeeze and
The question: are we something more than friends?
Can’t move on, just walk away, I’ll see you in my dreams

But I won’t be dreaming long enough…

A so long so long so long delayed
Leads the mind to contemplate
When all else fails, do I ride the rails rest the way back down the line
Two years could pass me by between
A love juvenile and I would hardly ask for more than chance
To half apologize