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Set It Off – Swan Song lyrics

[Intro]
You don't even bother anymore.
You cut to the bone, pick up the phone,
To hear my swan song.

[Verse 1]
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.

[Pre-Chorus]
Promises are broken, tell me are you happy now?
Drowning in the hourglass, I guess our time ran out.

[Chorus]
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.

[Verse 2]
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.

[Pre-Chorus]
Promises are broken, tell me are you happy now?
Drowning in the hourglass, I guess our time ran out.
I hope you're listening.

[Chorus]
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.

[Bridge]
Tell me where we all went wrong,
Tell me where, tell me where!
Tell me where..

[Hook]
Abandon the people who shaped who you are,
Selfish and thoughtless, you drown in the dark.
I hope that you realize the damage you've done,
You could not see light even staring at the sun!
Sun.

[Bridge]
Promises are broken, tell me are you happy now?
Drowning in the hourglass, I guess our time ran out.

[Chorus]
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.

[Outro]
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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