Live in London

by Nick Swan

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Recorded at the Icarus Club, housed in the old Station Hotel in the SE London neighborhood of Hither Green on July 23, 2009. Once both a functioning hotel where Jimi Hendrix stayed, and a thriving venue where the Who once played, it's been refurbished into a pub/club with impeccable sound and a classic vibe. Swan shows off his Tennessee roots as well as his New York energy in what host Andy Ropek (RIP) called an "absolutely fantastic" performance.

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released August 15, 2009

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Nick Swan Nashville, Tennessee

I play guitar. And sing. And write songs. And drink. And swim. Like a swan.

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Track Name: Photograph
"Photograph" by: Nick Swan


Yeah...I tried callin you on the phone
But there's never anybody home
I've been thinkin bout you since the day I left
I've been wonderin if we'll ever meet again

We were far away from home, somewhere on the streets of Rome
When we met that day
When you took your hand in mine, I thought that God had stopped the time
Then I heard you say:

"Hold on, real tight...oh I never wanna leave you tonight
Let's make this night a night that we won't forget
Right now, I've got a feelin that it's something good"

Amongst the ruins you looked so fair
I took a photograph of you just standing there

There was magic in the air, something both of us could share
For a transient time

Though we knew the time was nigh, we couldn't speak of how or why
We would say goodbye

So don't be shy, oh I really wanna see you tonight
Let's make this night a night that we won't forget
Right now, I've got a feelin that it's something good

I've got your picture on a photograph
But I don't know if we'll ever meet again (2x)

What I would give just to see your face
This photograph just ain't the same
Why don't we pick a time and place
Where we could sail away

So don't be shy, oh I really wanna see you tonight
Let's make this night a night that we won't forget
Right now, I've got a feelin that it's something good

I've got your picture on a photograph
But I don't know if we'll ever meet again
I've got your picture on a photograph

So come on...tonight
Come on...tonight
Come on...I've got a feeling that it's something good
Track Name: Subway
"Subway" by: Nick Swan

Intro - Train, chorus tease, verse riff

D E F
Standing on the platform waiting for the train to come
D E F
Looking at the people who are tired cause they wanna go home
D E F
Well they rush through the turnstile full speed ahead
D E F
Knowing they can miss it by one split-second
D E F
For a moment you can see it in their faces

Bm A
Most people live lives of quiet desperation
D/F# G
Flipping through the channels, trying to find a station
Bm A D/F# G
Where will that station be?
Bm C#m D
I've spent most of my life just waiting for the train to come

D E F D E F
Some people they go from car to car, but they're still on the same train
D E F
And they wonder why nothing's changed
D E F
Why it all just remains the same
D E F
It goes uptown, downtown, Queens bound, Brooklyn bound
D E F D E F
It goes uptown, downtown, Queens bound, Brooklyn bound

Bm A
Most people live lives of quiet desperation
D/F# G
Flipping through the channels, trying to find a station
Bm A D/F# G
Where will that station be?
Bm C#m D
I've spent most of my life just waiting for the train to come

D G
All aboard that train
D
I'm just waitin for the subway now
G
Lord to take me away
G
Cause I know where I'm going now
D
I won't go back
G D
We live our lives upon these tracks
G D
The twist and turns, the folding maps
A
They bring us home
Bm C#m D
Yeah, I've spent most of my life just waitin for the train to come

Solo/Bridge

Bm A F# G
When will my train come? (4x)


Bm C#m D
I've spent most of my life just waiting for the train to come

D G
All aboard that train
D
I'm just waitin for the subway now
G
Lord to take me away
G
Cause I know where I'm going now
D
I won't go back
G D
We live our lives upon these tracks
G D
The twist and turns, the folding maps
A
They bring us home
Bm C#m D
Yeah, I've spent most of my life just waitin for the train to come
Bm C#m D
Yeah, I've spent most of my life and I know I'm gonna find it
Track Name: The Bottom
"The Bottom" by: Nick Swan


Everyday somebody will say
"There's nothing you can do in the world no more."
Prophets of doom all say the same thing
And not one thinks he could be wrong

But everyone here's in a new situation
We count all the thoughts of an old generation that's come and gone
We take what we can and the rest is abated
We leave it out there in the wind, yeah

When you're blowin in the wind
Take a look my friend
I just hit the bottom, I just hit the bottom
Float along into the abyss
If you think you'll miss
I just hit the bottom, I just hit the bottom

For a while stay in the same place
That's how life gets to be just a bore
Daily cycles that we all face
Can make life seem more like a chore

But everyone here's in a new situation
We count all the thoughts of an old generation that's come and gone
We take what we can and the rest is abated
We leave it out there in the wind, yeah

When you're blowin in the wind
Take a look my friend
I just hit the bottom, I just hit the bottom
Float along into the abyss
If you think you'll miss
I just hit the bottom, I just hit the bottom


I'm stepping off the ledge now, into the wind
I know this could be wrong, but something's gotta give
I'm moving to the light now, to the sun
There's no more turning back, and nowhere left to run
I'm flying over clouds now, up above the sea
There's something in the air there waiting for me
I've said all my goodbyes now, nothing left to say
Except for all the things I never got to say


When you're blowin in the wind
Take a look my friend
I just hit the bottom, I just hit the bottom
Float along into the abyss
If you think you'll miss
I just hit the bottom, I just hit the bottom