Swimming In Mud

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On a roll at the moment, with new songs coming quick and fast - like the good old days.

This is ostensibly about my relationship with the city where I was brought up since I started school. There's also a more current meaning under it all - probably not that well hidden, but hidden it will remain ;)

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Swimming In Mud
© 2016 Neil Porter

It’s big and it’s dirty
Like a river in flood
Just like driving in traffic
It’s like swimming in mud
I was drowning in quicksand
I was going down slow
I’ve been swimming upstream
With nowhere to go

I was simmering slowly
Not quite boiling my blood
I stopped taking the tablets
I came down with a thud
Drowning in quicksand
I was going down slow
I’ve been swimming upstream
With nowhere to go

Chorus:
Not going back to Sydney anymore
Don’t want to visit places where I used to go before
I can do without the harbour and the locks upon my door
Ain’t going back to Sydney
Anymore

SOLO

I’ve been burning my bridges
I’m not easily led
While my heart keeps on beating
Then you’ll know I’m not dead
I was drowning in quicksand
I was going down slow
I was swimming upstream
With nowhere to go

There’s no train at the station
There’s no room at the inn
You can lose yourself
In the city of sin
If I’m drowning in quicksand
I’ll be going down slow
I’ve been swimming upstream
With nowhere to go

credits

from Looking Like The Real Thing, released January 1, 2017
Neil Porter: vocal, guitars, bass, percs, drum programming and production

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Neil Porter Pambula Beach, Australia

Singer songwriter from Pambula Beach in Australia. LOTS more music at www.macjams.com/artist/jiguma

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