Rick Springfield - I Go Swimming Lyrics




Ooh, I go swimming, swimming in the water
Swimming in the river, swimming in the sea
I go swimming
I go swimming, swimming in the water
Swimming in the pool, swimming is cool
I go swimming

The sun is burning, I am yearning
For the waterflow (waterflow)
Next to my skin I, like to begin a
Waterflow (waterflow)
Letting off steam I float in a dream,
I can't let go (can't let go)
Follow my wishes, follow the fishes
Down below (down below)
I go swimming

I need water, water to drink
Water on my brain, water sustain,
Water over me
I want water, water I need
Water to think, water to drink
Water over me

The sun is burning, I am yearning
For the waterflow (waterflow)
Next to my skin I, like to begin a
Waterflow (waterflow)
Letting off steam I float in a dream,
I can't let go (can't let go)
Follow my wishes, follow the fishes
Down below (down below)
I go swimming

I go swimming, I go swimming
Swimming in water, swimming in water, swimming in water
Water all over me
Swimming in water, swimming in water, swimming in water
I go swimming, I go swimming
I go swimming, I go swimming
Swimming, I go swimming
Oh I go swimming, I go swimming
Water all over me
Swimming in water, swimming in water, swimming in water
Water all over me
Swimming in water, swimming in water, swimming in water
Water all over me
Swimming in water, swimming in water, swimming in water
Water all over me





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  1. ribble simpkin

    Not too often that the live version is actually better than the studio version. Go check it out. Sounds like when he was recording this it went through some kind of a compression or the file was compressed using early digital recording..anyone with me on this?

  2. Alun49

    I think he did this live when I saw him perform at Hammersmith Odeon after the release of PG3 way back in '78 or '79?

    R Bailey

    PG3 was released in 1980. This version has a definite PG2 feel to it so he may have been performing it as early as '79.

  3. Admiral Quality

    Sounds like a demo.

  4. nothus

    This version almost has a Roxy Music-vibe to it compared to the better known take...

  5. Jan Kawiorski

    PG is OK.

    Cairn The Aviator

    Ahah nice one

  6. Phobe Romys

    This is not the studio version though - it's a mash-up of demos and (I think) the 1987 instrumental version that was on the B-side of the Red Rain single ("GA-GA")

  7. Joe

    Wow! Never heard this version before and I find it shocking. I went to see him play during this tour in Montreal and it was a spectacular show.

  8. chris marukos

    I have (what sounds like) a studio recording of "I go swimming" that I recorded on a cassette back in 1984 while I was listening to WLIR from Long Island. Sounds very different from this studio recording. Although I recorded only about 98% of the song, it is by far my favorite version. btw, went to Peter Gabriel and Sting concert last night in Camden NJ...great show!

    Gwen Sciora

    whoooooooooo!! WLIR!!! Larry the DUCK has been on my show.. WUSB.fm = WAXX TRAXX TO THE MAXX>. i got to interview Steve Hackett! saw peter gabriel and sting @ jones beach... summer 17

  9. neilmacpherson58

    I remember this live and really enjoying it.... But time has not done this any favours...

    Kenneth Lyon

    Try to flashback; it's quite refreshing for many.

  10. Nolan Hirsley

    Do You know when This Was Recorded?

  11. trfesok

    On the B-side of "Red Rain", they issued the backing track to this. I didn't know lyrics had been recorded at that stage, during the sessions for the 3rd album. Thanks for the upload! iN MY pg PLAYList.

  12. Dan Vaughn

    Isn't the studio version the one used on the soundtrack to Rick Springfield's 1984 "Hard to Hold"?

    lurch321

    No, the live version is used.  Fact.

    Willis Smart

    That's the version I grew up listening to :-)

  13. orangelion03

    First time I hear this version!!!  And I have his entire catalog and have seen him live at least ten times!!  This is soooo cool!!!!!!   Thanks!!!

    Lia A. Eastwood

    PG is always up for a surprise. The very moment you think you already have collected all the songs. I just love him for this. :)

    Rich Moore

    He played this live in New Jersey. It was on the pier cant remember exactly. I remember him doing that running in place thing and swinging his arms like he was swimming

    trfesok

    @Rich Moore At the Garden State Arts Center, 1983? I was also at that show!

  14. David Sorcher

    Interesting version, but not the only studio version. I have an import bootleg that has a different studio version.

    Scott Warner

    1984 (Hard To Hold soundtrack) ?

    David Sorcher

    Nope, it's on a bootleg (?) of Gabriel demos.

    joog is slightly okay

    David Sorcher please post it

    Mr. Lucky

    @Scott Warner, the version on the soundtrack is the live version, strangely.

  15. Ace High

    Geniusness at is finest!

  16. chgo60610

    Incredible song, especially starting @ 2:50. Just amazing.

  17. trexguy

    He's the best!!! A GOD!

  18. adamtzsch

    Half-baked lyrics in Gabrielese. He's the fucking man.

  19. apollomemories73

    It's the version from the soundtrack album Hard To Hold, released in 1984.

    Mr. Lucky

    No, the version on the Hard to Hold soundtrack is the live version.

  20. sirvidia

    it's a demo, it was never officially released, hence different lyrics and bad quality

  21. spohlso

    Loved this song live. Had no idea there was a studio version!

    Rebecca Bryan

    where there's a studio, there's always NEW🎼🎶🎶🎶💜

  22. mta415

    it is on vinyl, and No self control is the B-Side. It's a 12" single.

  23. gahrzahk

    I'm not an aficionado of Gabriel's music, but this was my #1 favorite song when it came out live in the early 80's. I wished it made it to vinyl.