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Set It Off – Swan Song lyrics

You don't even bother anymore
You cut to the bone
Pick up the phone
To hear my swan song

I'll
admit I'm impressed
By your vanishing act
Place your bets on your best guess
Of when you're coming back

Draw the curtains
Take the stage
Smoke and mirrors underway
Hold your breath here comes the turn
This is where we all got burned

Promises are broken
Tell me are you happy now
Drowning in the hourglass
I guess our time ran out

You don't even bother anymore
You cut to the bone
Pick up the phone
To hear my swan song
You don't even bother anymore
You left me alone
I'm on my own
Tell me where we went wrong

Should I turn on the floodlights
To shine in your eyes
Just to
get you to speak
And explain why you let it die
This new chapter in your life
Read it over once or twice
Burn the pages not the bridge
Sew your wounds without a stitch

Promises are broken
Tell me are you happy now
Drowning in the hourglass
I guess our time ran out

I hope you're listening

You don't even bother anymore
You cut to the bone
Pick up the phone
To hear my swan song
You don't even bother anymore
You left me alone
I'm on my own
Tell me where we went wrong

Tell me where we all went wrong
Tell me where, tell me where

Abandon the people who shaped who you are
Selfish and thoughtless, you drown in the dark
I hope that you realise the damage you've done
You could not see light even staring at the sun

Promises are broken
Tell me are you happy now
Drowning in the hourglass
I guess our time ran out

You don't even bother anymore
You cut to the bone
Pick up the phone
To hear my swan song
You don't even bother anymore
You left me alone
I'm on my own
Tell me where we went wrong
Tell me where we went wrong
Tell me where we went wrong

You don't even bother anymore.



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    I think he's speaking to someone who has abandoned him, whether it be a girl, a friend, or whatever. Whoever it is left him there alone, doesn't even care about him, and pretty much wants him dead. Wants to see him in pain. That's where the swan song comes in, because a swan makes that last sound before it dies (a lot of people wouldn't realize it's dying cuz it sounds kinda nice, hence swan _song_). At some points in the song, he's asking are they happy now? After hurting him and abandoning him? And then he asks where he went wrong. Why would they do that to him? Near the end he says to leave the people who have hurt you and who have impacted you negatively. Saying they couldn't see the light even staring at the sun really tells how horrible a person he sees them as lol.
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    This song has a lot of depth in it, and a swan starts out as an ugly bird and goes through a lot of trouble before they become something beautiful. I believe that this song is trying to pull the woman towards him saying look at all of this pain you helped put me through and I came out this beautiful creature and have risen above all of the pain and the trials of life.
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