I Can Swim

from by JD Edwards Band

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This song is about the beginning of the end of a relationship.

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Verse 1
It was late last night I was talking to my bonnie about sailing on a clear blue sea
And it’s hard to except that I’m here right now
Out in the fog approaching the rocks
I can swim, I can hear you say
And I’m afraid we’ll jump in before we begin
To right the ship upwind

Verse 2
Baby, it ain’t clear how we began and how far we have come
Baby it ain’t clear what you are doing right now
You’re getting awfully close to the edge
I can swim, I can hear you say
I’m afraid you’ll jump in before we begin
To right the ship upwind

CHORUS
There’s a cold wind coming up over the starboard side
There’s a cold wind coming over the stern
You better lower your head cause the boom is going to to hurt you
It’s going to send you right over the edge

Verse 3
We’re floating out here in the salt and the sun
Trying to escape the burn on the skin
You shot off all the flares and you ate all the food
And we’re hours away from home
But I can swim, I can hear you say
And I’m afraid you’ll jump in before we begin
To right the ship upwind

CHORUS
There’s a cold wind coming up over the starboard side
There’s a cold wind coming over the stern
You better lower your head cause the boom is going to to hurt you
It’s going to send you right over the edge

Bridge (breakdown Verse)
I swear I’ve been through these seas before
Sure with a different cargo but the very same course
There was a lot of sharp turns, not so subtle a flow in the end
The reef was high and tore a hole in the hull
Never thought the tide could get so low
CHORUS
There’s a cold wind coming up over the starboard side
There’s a cold wind coming over the stern
You better lower your head cause the boom is going to to hurt you
It’s going to send you right over the edge

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from Roads & Roads, released December 17, 2011

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The JD Edwards Band Winnipeg, Manitoba

JDEB's eclectic songwriting style draws from a wide variety of musical experiences, honing a loud and gritty repertoire heavily influenced by Country, Blues, R & B, and Soul. Now with their third release (Roads & Roads 2011) the JD Edwards Band is geared to hit the highway and deliver their own brand of infectious Canadian music tailored to appeal to all. ... more

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