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Swansong

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Lyrics

I never thought I'd see the day
I thought that I had finally moved along
And I had let you go so long ago, so long
This is not, this is not where I belong

So I wait for this shallow itch to pass
And I wait, yeah I wait

    Hey hey, I'm ok
    I don't need this anyway, I'm fine
    What's yours and mine
    Oh oh, I don't know
    What I was ever hoping I would find
    But it's time for me to leave this all behind

I don't regret a single thing
I couldn't say it didn't feel alright
But I don't want to stay and I don't want to fight
All alone, with my foolish appetite

So I wait for this shallow itch to pass
And I wait, yeah I wait

    Hey hey, I'm ok
    I don't need this anyway, I'm fine
    What's yours and mine
    Oh oh, I don't know
    What I was ever hoping I would find
    But it's time for me to leave this all behind

I don't have the heart to give away to you again
I don't have the stomach for it, no one ever wins
We had our fun but I have sung this song to you before
Here's my last refrain

    [Chorus x 2]

Tablature

Tuning on the CD: GGDGBD, capo somewhere

Tuning live: Standard, capo 1

Intro:
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-0---1-0----------0---1-0-----1--
-0-------2-0-2/4--0-------2-0-0--
-0----------------0-----------2--
-2----------------0-----------x--
-3----------------3-----------3--

Verse (G  D/F#  Em):
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--0---1-0------0---1-3-1-0-1-------0-1-0-1-0-1-0-1-0-0--
--0-------2-0--0-------------2---2-------------------0--
--0------------0-------------0-----------------------2--
--0------------0-------------0-----------------------2--
--3------------3-------------2-----------------------0--

Then:  C  G  D/F#
Pre-chorus: Am  C  G,  Am  C  D   

Chorus: 
Em  C   G  Gmaj7  
Em  C   D  G

Bridge:
079987  x6987x  x5777x  577555          (Em, B/Eb, D, Am)
079987  x6987x  x02210  x32010  x54030  (Em, B/Eb, Am, C, D)

End:
G  Am  C

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Played LiveFull Statistics

Played at 5 out of 6 shows since introduction (83%)
Played at 4 out of 4 non-open mic shows since introduction (100%)
There have been 0 show(s) since the last play.

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  Discussion: Swansong

superjooo (anon) · 5 years, 8 months ago
this really surprised me it kind of reminded me of something i might find in a wes anderson film kudos
Kelly (anon) · 5 years, 5 months ago
Great song!
Ricarda (anon) · 5 years, 1 month ago
Thank you for this song, great motivation for a new beginning!
Ricarda (anon) · 5 years, 1 month ago
Thank you for the Swansong, it is great motivation for moving onwards.
Lola (anon) · 5 years, 1 month ago
I love this song ♡
This is what I tell myself whenever I fail... [I'm ok, I don't need this anyway]
Gilles Roger (anon) · 4 years, 9 months ago
Hi Josh,

Came across your music through a search about the Dual Source you used to have. Great music mate. Keep up the good work.

Cheers

Gilles
Rodrigo Borges (anon) · 4 years ago
Thank you for sharing this song on Ubuntu 10:10
Leonardo (anon) Back · 11 months ago
eu também descobri esse cantor pelo ubuntu, kkkkk e nois!
Mohammad (anon) · 4 years ago
Really really great song Josh...Congrats.
Akane Keiko (anon) · 3 years, 10 months ago
Hi,Josh Congrats for your amazing SWANSONG! I made a version in portuguese.Please, open your email to know more! Thanks! Happy new year! Kisses from your first number one fan from Brazil! Akane Keiko
Alexis (anon) · 3 years, 8 months ago
I love this song! I listened it for the first time using Ubuntu 10.10 (it's included in the CD). Greetings from Argentina!
M (anon) · 3 years, 8 months ago

Swansong was nominated and a consesnus emerged to promote the song to Featured Sound status at Wikipedia. This means that it is recognized as one of the premier sound files on Wikipedia. Congradulations.

Harsh (anon) · 3 years, 4 months ago
excellent song!
lewis (anon) · 3 years, 3 months ago
I'm enjoying your song continually as it is on ubuntu 11.04 hope you good wishes thanks lewis
Pseudo (anon) · 3 years, 2 months ago

I got this song off Ubuntu 11.04. Really amaing =D

Stefan Noack (anon) · 3 years, 1 month ago
leaving it all behind... it was kinda cool that this song is the first one that you probably hear after switching from windows to ubuntu :D but i'm switching to debian now. goodbye again, haha!
Troy Arthur (anon) · 3 years ago
It's cool, Ubuntu 10.10 - 11.10 use this song as sample for Ubuntu goodness :) Like It!
Ed Vargas (anon) · 2 years, 9 months ago
I Love This Song its my favorite dude u r the best guy with a big musician heart keep it up!!! i swear that when i get my first credit card i will buy ur song to support u cuz i luv them
Natan from Brazil (anon) · 2 years, 8 months ago
ur music is amazing
Nahún Hernández (anon) · 2 years, 7 months ago
Great song!!! I love it, Congratulations and cheers from El Salvador!
龙柏丞 (anon) · 2 years, 6 months ago
Absolutely, a great song!!! I meet it on Ubuntu11.04. Now, a year past, this song together with Ubuntu12.04. Greeting from China!
Aieo himo (anon) · 2 years, 2 months ago
I just can't stop cring whle listen to this song it make me go emotional thank you so mush for make it easy for people like me to pass the day.
jura (anon) · 2 years, 2 months ago
Perfeita!!!
Khang (anon) · 2 years, 1 month ago
I discovered this song through Ubuntu. Great song!
Colin James (anon) · 2 years ago
Got this song with ubuntu, love it.  Great Work!
Satya Krishna (anon) · 1 year, 10 months ago
Great song... thanks to ubuntu, Greeting from India :)
Manish (anon) · 1 year, 9 months ago
discoveries -->ubuntu--->josh woodward--->swasong---->internal satisfaction!!! thumbs up ...!!
Alexis (anon) · 1 year, 5 months ago
Great song!!!
hafan (anon) · 1 year, 1 month ago
Wow man thanks for the great song, it come along with ubuntu 12.04 it isa great song, i listen it when i work using ubuntu and what can i say is this is ver great song....
Sajib (anon) · 1 year, 1 month ago
Love this song! It's music, it's lyrics.
suhail (anon) · 11 months ago
i love this song. beautiful.. i heard more than 100 time.....
Aditya Patil (anon) · 11 months ago
The fact that this song is in the Ubuntu cd for yearscould mean only two things,either the developers there are too lazy or this song is really great. Now i don't need to tell which ones is true. BTW i am also one of those hoards who were introduced to you via Ubuntu.This is song that i heard every day,again and again.......only until i found "i'm letting go" & "Fight the sea". Now i here them all..... Best luck and keep creating such nice songs. From India.
Josh Woodward Back · 11 months ago

Haha, agreed. Either way, Ubuntu rocks! :D

Zidni (anon) · 9 months ago
I love this song when I first heard it Greetings from Indonesia
Quinten · 8 months ago
Great also. In bio I've read that Josh got the 2010 pop awards by this song. (?)I forgot it.. by the way, its great like all other songs, keep going josh. Greetings from Holland.
Luke Darling · 6 months ago
Great song! I listen to it all the time when I'm programming, because I relate Swansong to the day I installed Ubuntu the first time. :)

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