Swinging From The Vine

from by The Hedonists

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This is probably my (Andy's) favourite song on the album. Hip-hop influenced alt rock song about the pointlessness of existence - what's not to love?


I don’t know why I do the things I do
Sneaking suspicion that there is no truth
I can’t see the forest for the trees
But I don’t mind you see
Ignorant I’ll go blissfully

Swinging from the vine
Evolution’s left me with this troubled mind
And a sack of flesh and bone

I strum a chord and then I feel alright
I down my drink and I'm invincible
At least for tonight
Pleasure is great until a certain point
But the faithless know
Some nights you’ll feel the cold

Swinging from the vine
Shit the view is good
And the wind on my face
Makes me feel so alive

The devout are saved
While the others burn in hell
For evermore

If there's a god
I’m not sure I like her or him
If there’s a heaven
I’ll just cross my fingers, hope I get in
If they decide it’s just
Decree that I must burn
I’ll take it on the chin
But for now I’ll just keep
Swinging from the vine


from Terrible Things, released October 31, 2015



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A three piece alt rock band.

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