Swim
Chase Atlantic Lyrics


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I bet you feel it now, baby
Especially since we've only known each other one day
But, I've gotta work shit out, baby
I'm exercising demons, got 'em runnin' 'round the block now

Location drop, now
Pedal to the floor like you're runnin' from the cops now
Oh, what a cop out
You picked a dance with the devil and you lucked out

Yeah
The water's getting colder, let me in your ocean, swim
Out in California, I'll be forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya, 'specially when I'm smoking, swim
World is on my shoulders, keep your body open, swim
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah
Out in California, I'll be forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya, keep your body open, swim

Pop a couple pills in the daytime
Heard you got a friend, what's her head like?
Probably should've fucked on the first night
Now I gotta wait for the green light
I don't wanna wait for no green light
Narcolepsy got me feeling stage fright
Luckily I float at insane heights
Luckily, luckily, luckily, yeah

Location drop, now
Pedal to the floor like you're runnin' from the cops now
Oh, what a cop out
You picked a dance with the devil and you lucked out

Yeah
The water's getting colder, let me in your ocean, swim
Out in California, I'll be forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya, 'specially when I'm smoking, swim
World is on my shoulders, keep your body open, swim
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah
Out in California, I'll be forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya, keep your body open, swim

Swim, push the water to the edge and watch it drip
Check your footing, don't get caught up in the rip, no
I know I said I'd call, I never did, no
(Swim) swim, swim now
I can take you, even though I've never been there
The tide has currently been thrashing around me again and again now
I've been drowning for a minute, your body keeps pulling me in, girl

The water's getting colder, let me in your ocean, swim
Out in California, I'll be forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya, 'specially when I'm smoking, swim
World is on my shoulders, keep your body open, swim
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah




Out in California, I'll be forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya, keep your body open, swim

Overall Meaning

In "Swim," Chase Atlantic sings about the experience of starting a new relationship while also dealing with their own personal struggles. The song opens with a sense of urgency, as the singer addresses their partner, acknowledging the rapid pace of their connection. However, they are also dealing with "demons," which they are trying to work through. The line "pedal to the floor like you're running from the cops now" suggests a sense of recklessness and a desire to escape, while "picking a dance with the devil" implies a willingness to take risks.


As the song progresses, the singer talks about the physical experience of swimming. They describe the water getting colder and ask to be let into their partner's "ocean." The chorus is repetitive, emphasizing the idea of swimming as a means of escape and release. The addition of drugs and sexual desire adds to the sense of reckless abandon.


The bridge of the song offers a moment of introspection, as the singer admits to not following through on promises to their partner. However, they still feel drawn to them, describing their body as "pulling me in." The song ends on a hopeful note, as the chorus repeats, suggesting a desire to continue the relationship despite the challenges they face.


Overall, "Swim" is a complex exploration of the rush of a new relationship, but also acknowledges the difficulties that come with balancing personal struggles with the demands of a partnership.


Line by Line Meaning

I bet you feel it now, baby
You must be feeling the intensity of our connection now, despite only knowing each other for one day


Especially since we've only known each other one day
It's surprising how strong our bond has become in such a short amount of time


But, I've gotta work shit out, baby
I have personal issues and demons to overcome before I can fully commit to a relationship with you


I'm exercising demons, got 'em runnin' 'round the block now
I'm actively trying to confront and deal with my personal demons and make progress in my life


Location drop, now
I'm moving to a new location


Pedal to the floor like you're runnin' from the cops now
I'm driving quickly and recklessly, like I'm trying to escape from something or someone chasing me


Oh, what a cop out
Referring to someone who takes the easy way out, choosing pleasure over responsibility


You picked a dance with the devil and you lucked out
You got lucky despite taking a risky or dangerous choice/step


The water's getting colder, let me in your ocean, swim
As things get harder, I'm asking you to let me in and support me emotionally


Out in California, I'll be forward stroking, swim
I'm looking forward to new experiences and new parts of the world


So hard to ignore ya, 'specially when I'm smoking, swim
I find it difficult to ignore you, especially when under the influence of drugs


World is on my shoulders, keep your body open, swim
I have a lot of pressure and responsibility on my shoulders, so I'm hoping you can help ease it by being there for me


Pop a couple pills in the daytime
Taking drugs during normal hours of the day


Heard you got a friend, what's her head like?
Do you have a female friend who would also be interested in a romantic encounter?


Probably should've fucked on the first night
It might have been better to have sex with you on the first night we met


Now I gotta wait for the green light
I have to wait for you to give the okay or permission


Narcolepsy got me feeling stage fright
My sleep disorder is causing anxiety and discomfort on stage


Luckily I float at insane heights
Fortunately, I am able to cope with the challenges and pressures in my life


Swim, push the water to the edge and watch it drip
Take control of your life and enjoy the results


Check your footing, don't get caught up in the rip, no
Be careful and aware of your surroundings, because unexpected events can happen at any time


I know I said I'd call, I never did, no
I apologize for not following through on my promise to call


(Swim) swim, swim now
Encouragement to keep going and pushing forward


I can take you, even though I've never been there
I'm willing to try new things and take risks with you


The tide has currently been thrashing around me again and again now
I'm facing a lot of difficulties and challenges right now


I've been drowning for a minute, your body keeps pulling me in, girl
My struggles have been overwhelming, but being around you helps me feel better




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Christian Anthony, Clinton Jules Cave, Mitchel Charles Cave, Samuel Ahana

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@LostPanda

Chase Atlantic - Swim Lyrics
[Verse 1: Mitchel Cave]
Yeah
I bet you feel it now, baby
Especially since we've only known each other one day
But, I've gotta work shit out, baby
I'm exorcising demons, got 'em running 'round the block now

[Pre-Chorus: Mitchel Cave]
Location drop, now
Pedal to the floor like you running from the cops now
Oh, what a cop out
You picked a dance with the devil and you lucked out (Yeah)

[Chorus: Mitchel Cave]
The water's getting colder, let me in your ocean, swim
Out in California, I've been forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya', 'specially when I'm smoking, swim
World is on my shoulders, keep your body open, swim
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah
Out in California, I've been forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya', keep your body open, swim

[Verse 2: Mitchel Cave]
Pop a couple pills in the daytime, ah
Heard you got a friend, what her head like?, ah
Probably should've fucked on the first night, ah
Now I gotta wait for the green light, ah
I don't wanna wait for no green light, ah
Narcolepsy got me feeling stage fright, ah
Luckily I fly at insane heights
Luckily, luckily, luckily, ya

[Pre-Chorus: Mitchel Cave]
Location drop, now
Pedal to the floor like you running from the cops now
Oh, what a cop out
You picked a dance with the devil and you lucked out (Yeah)

[Chorus: Mitchel Cave]
The water's getting colder, let me in your ocean, swim
Out in California, I've been forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya', 'specially when I'm smoking, swim
World is on my shoulders, keep your body open, swim
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah
Out in California, I've been forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya', keep your body open, swim

[Bridge: Mitchel Cave]
Swim, push the water to the edge and watch it drip
Check your footing, don't get caught up in the rip, no
I know I said I'd call, I never did, no
Swim, swim now
I can take you even though I've never been there
The tide has currently been thrashing around me again and again, yeah
And I've been drowning for a minute, your body keeps pulling me in, girl

[Chorus: Mitchel Cave]
The water's getting colder, let me in your ocean, swim
Out in California, I've been forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya', 'specially when I'm smoking, swim
World is on my shoulders, keep your body open, swim
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah
I'm swimming, I'm swimming, I'm swimming, yeah
Out in California, I've been forward stroking, swim
So hard to ignore ya', keep your body open, swim



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@LostPanda

Do you like to swim?

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@en.1vr_

i love the feeling when i put this song on, headphone, high volume, nighttime, alone in the studio, feels so damn good.

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