Swim Until You Can't See Land – Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Genre Pop

LYRIC
Swim Until You Can't See Land

Verse 1

We salute at the threshold
Of the North Sea in my mind
And I nod to the boredom
That drove me here to face the tide
And swim, swim, swim

Verse 2

Dip a toe in the ocean
Oh how it hardens and it numbs
And the rest of me is a version of man
Built to collapse into crumbs
And if I hadn't come down
To the coast to disappear
I may have died in a landslide
Of the rocks and hopes and fears

Chorus

Oh, swim until you can't see land
Swim until you can't see land
Swim until you can't see land
Are you a man or a bag of sand?

Verse 3

Up to my knees now
Do I wade? Do I dive?
The sea has seen my like before
Though it's my first and perhaps last time
Let's call me a baptist
Call this a drowning of the past
She is there on the shoreline
Throwing stones at my back

Chorus

Oh, swim until you can't see land
Swim until you can't see land
Swim until you can't see land
Are you a man or a bag of sand?

Bridge

Now the water is taller than me
And the land is a marker line
All I am is a body
Adrift in water, salt and sky

Chorus

Oh, swim until you can't see land
Swim until you can't see land
Swim until you can't see land
Are you a man or a bag of sand?
Swim until you can't see land
Swim until you can't see land
Swim until you can't see land
Are you a man or a bag of sand?

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