Swans - She Lives! Lyrics




Now I just want to thank you
For going insane
Every second you suffer
Is a loss that I gain
Every breath is a drain down
Down into a hole
And your mind is a shrinking thing
It was crushed by your skull
Now you feel time unfolding
Deep in your chest
And your body's expanding
Now there's none of you left
So I just want to thank you
For losing your mind
Yeah you burned just like Joan of Arc
Purified by the flames
You're alive! You're alive!
You're alive! You're alive!
You're alive! You're alive!
You're alive

And I just want to thank you
For the light that you spread
And magnesium and sulphur
And the fear in your head
And I just want to tell you
You're nothing so new
Every time that you touch it
It'll turn against you
Now your future's a cold thing
Down in the damp ground
And your memory's a lead room
Containing this sound
So I just want to thank you
For killing your mind
All the life that you bleed out
Well I steal it for mine
You're alive! You're alive!
You're alive! You're alive!
You're alive! You're alive!
You're alive, you're alive
You're alive! You're alive!
You're alive! You're alive!
You're alive! You're alive!
You're alive





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Swans She Lives! Comments
  1. Mikey

    It's insane that this came out in the 90s

  2. Rat skin

    Outstanding

  3. big knee

    i still dont fully understand what this song is about

  4. Richard Williams

    This album was my introduction to Swans! So beautiful!

  5. Shark Puppet Parody

    Who else came here from Wow Wow Wubbzy YTPs?

  6. Daum

    WHat is this song about?, the dark thrilling music makes this very sinister

  7. James Guillory

    I'm not so sure if the world will ever catch up to Swans.

  8. Marco Chies

    I've heard this song hundreds and hundreds of times. I think it's one of the most important songs ever made.

  9. Orexi Fabuli

    I get seer vibes from this track, dark but a little whimsical in a way

  10. zer0 95

    damn that riff sounds completely different when you play it at 1.25 speed

  11. Augustinas Miskinis

    LABAS MENO ZMones paklausom PINK u

  12. ATLASBEATS606

    i thoroughly appreciate your labours and will continue to appreciate the fruits of your suffering.

    thank you, mr. gira.

  13. Alita Williams

    Well, I'm here because of the PK video.

  14. Vivek G

    Oh Mr.Gira. Your music gives us more than "some joy and pleasure!"

  15. BlankTom

    I used to work in a one-hour photo place. The machine would spit one photo out at a time onto a type of conveyor system to be moved over with the rest of the order. So every time a photo was printed it made the sound "KaChung, KaChung" in perfect time with this song.

  16. Uncle Remus

    Kinkshamers can all go to hell

  17. joshua anime and more

    T series is trash

    Freshkeeper 9964

    joshua anime and more literally no one wants you here

  18. Marco Chies

    I love it.

  19. Bendage

    words cannot express the feeling I got from listening to this monster for the first time unexpectedly, listening (half-faded) in the wee hours of the morning. nothing could have prepared me.

    Tmljaw

    had the same exact experience a while back. swans are really a one of a kind. their songs have a feeling that I've never found anywhere else.

    Anjalina R mL

    Bendage “Doug the Dufus”
    (That’s thee)
    or is it doofus ?
    Whichever.

    Somar Mohammad

    same exact setting right now

  20. VomeinsamenMädchen Sophie

    ♥♥♥

  21. Mauro Winkler

    Masterpiece... greetings Gira.

  22. Sans Red

    Swans - She Lives Lyrics:

    [Verse 1]
    Now I just want to thank you
    For going insane
    Every second that you suffer
    Is a loss that I gain
    Every breath is a drain down
    Down into a hole
    And your mind is a shrinking thing:
    It was crushed by your skull
    Now you feel time unfolding
    Deep in your chest
    And your body's expanding
    Now there's none of you left
    So I just want to thank you
    For losing your mind
    Yeah you burned just like Joan of Arc
    Purified by the flames

    [Refrain]
    You're alive! You're alive!
    You're alive! You're alive!
    You're alive! You're alive!
    You're alive!

    [Verse 2]
    Now I just want to thank you
    For the light that you spread
    And magnesium and sulphur
    And the fear in your head
    And I just want to tell you
    You're nothing so new
    Every time that you touch it
    It'll turn against you
    Now your future's a cold thing
    Down in the damp ground
    And your memory's a lead room
    Containing this sound
    So I just want to thank you
    For killing your mind
    All the life that you bleed out
    Well I steal it for mine

    [Refrain]
    You're alive! You're alive!
    You're alive! You're alive!
    You're alive! You're alive!
    You're alive!

    [Instrumental]

  23. Demention94

    Swans is the existential entity of music

  24. Marco Chies

    Two months later still amazing.

  25. Mauro Crimson

    IMHO, It was this album that made Swans to reach the Godhead status.

  26. Sighbot2966

    Entrancing.

  27. Marilene Terepinski

    Perfect

  28. Marco Chies

    sad as fuck

  29. Kristine Kearney Bradshaw

    I still have the "Visualize Total Annihilation" bumper sticker. This song has and continues to help me as a big F**k You to Bio Family who rejected me and All Haters. Period.

    Leonardo Nolde

    Family must be seen as phenomena, just a big hole which we such gaze at but overcome it. Take the cultural poison of thy veins and turn into the sweetest honey, just as Gira made with his shitty childhood.

  30. Grin Dael

    This was the first Swans album I ever bought. It blew me away in the 90s and it blows me away now.

    eric bryant

    mine was soundtracks for the blind times square 99 navy years second port of call lol went to hotel Chelsea too the album had the underground black lure with the nyc vibe

  31. Arno Burtner

    Basically the man says you can go straight to hell.. Yeah, I love him too

  32. Kristine Kearney Bradshaw

    Oh... This song... I have owned this album/cd 4 times. (of course it was stolen )And this...This SONG... I dedicate this to all the fucked up choices I made in Partners and toxic People and Family. I survived. Therapy and Hard Work and Staying Sober. And I got rid of You All. Fuck You Predatory People. I got this. I am Strong Now. Nie Wieder. This Song Was An Inspiration To Me to Keep On With the Right Path and Staying Sober. Thank you . <3 Over 20 years now. Never happier.

    late doomer

    Kristine Kearney Life would be a lot easier for you if you stopped capitalizing every word in a sentence

  33. Nikolay Belorusov

    great song