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"Swimming Home" is the last song on the self-titled studio album Evanescence.

BackgroundEdit

Amy explains in an interview that this song is about passing over to the next life:

"I love the song, I think that it expresses a little bit of a new emotion for me, for Evanescence. Because it's sad, it's goodbye, it's sort of from the other side of the song before. It's like from the person's perspective that's moving on to the next life. But it's peaceful, it's an acceptance of that giant crazy thing that fascinates me, that I wonder about and think about. And it's like, life and death and what comes after, you know and what does it all mean. So it's that acceptance and peaceful feeling like the calm after the storm."

LyricsEdit

Way down
I’ve been way down
Underneath this skin
Waiting to hear my name again

I’m sorry, nothing can hold me
I adore you still
But I hear them calling
And nothing can hold me

Way down [Do you really want me?]
All the way down [Do you really want me?]
I will hear your voice [Do you really want me?]
But I’ll no longer understand [No one's really loved me]

I’m sorry, nothing can hold me
I adore you still
But I hear them calling

I was looking to the sky
When I knew I’d be swimming home
And I cannot betray my kind
They are here, it’s my time

I’m sorry, nothing can hold me
I adore you still
But I hear them calling, calling
And nothing can hold me