This Burning Circus

by Swimmers

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released April 24, 2015

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Justin Commins at Station Studios, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Assistant Engineer: Andy Naessens.
Design and Layout: Colm Russell.
Photograph taken by Niall Jackson in New Zealand at Franz Josef Glacier in August 2008.



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Swimmers are a 3 piece from Dublin. All songs written and composed by Niall Jackson. All photographs © Niall Jackson
Swimmers are Niall Jackson - Vocals/ Guitars, Barry MacNeill - Bass and Steve McCann - Drums

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Track Name: Lose Myself
I wanna lose myself,
So no-one can see me,
Want to lose myself,
I wanna lose myself.

I wanna scare myself AGH
So no-one can scare me,
Want to scare myself,
BeforeI get lazy.
I wanna scare myself.

The reckless abandon of being young,
When it's not your fault for your loose tongue,
And everything you think, you say,
Before it sinks, but that's okay,
They say youth is wasted on the young,
But I don't agree, it's just good fun.

I wanna be myself,
Just to be left be,
Want to be myself,
But want someone to love me.
I wanna be myself.

Lose yourself.
Scare yourself.
Save yourself.
Track Name: Body Ahernia
Wish my friends would all die at 88,
That way I'd be somehow in a more relaxed state,
I worry about them all of the time,
It's funny 'cos their lives are better than mine.

I hate when people say that life's not fair.
Throw sand into their eyes just to show my despise,
'cos every little thing you say or do,
It's not that beautiful, you're not that beautiful.

Ba-ba-badada-badadada x4

Why would you want to live to 100?
So you can be some kind of kindred spirit?
And all the children would gather around,
Saying 'quiet please, that man is so profound'.

But life after 80 seems pretty dull,
And uneventful, it's fucking pitiful.
''cos every little thing you say or do,
It's not that beautiful, you're not that beautiful.

Ba-ba-badada-badadada x8
Track Name: (Waltz) This Way
When I see a forest
Got that look in my eye
I take off running through it
It's never a surprise
They see me coming back
Just to leave again
Don't know where I'm going
Just hand me a pen

When I write it down
It seems clearer now
I don't have to worry
About the when or the how
When I see the ocean
The same look in my eye
I take of swimming through it
'Til I reach the skyline


Track Name: World Keeps Turning
She's a real fine lady

Took the first ferry, in mid January
Thought it was very oh oh
Apt to see his father, emerge from the water
With his only daughter uh oh.

He said 'son you look thinner, let's take you to dinner'
Never ate finer then then
Hadn't seen them in decades according to records
and he never saw either again.

But did he love her?
She looked just like her mother

The world keeps turning and I'm being the one that's left behind
The world keeps turning and I'm thinking of all the days gone by
The world keeps turning and I'm looking up and looking all around
The world keeps turning and I'm waiting to be found.