Swing Life Away

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"Swing Life Away"
Single by Rise Against
from the album Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Released2005
FormatCD
RecordedVancouver BC
GenreAcoustic music
Length3:20
LabelGeffen
Songwriter(s)Tim McIlrath
Producer(s)GGGarth
Rise Against singles chronology
"Give It All"
(2004)
"Swing Life Away"
(2005)
"Life Less Frightening"
(2005)
"Give It All"
(2004)
"Swing Life Away"
(2005)
"Life Less Frightening"
(2005)

"Swing Life Away" is a song by hardcore punk band Rise Against. It came off of their 2004 album Siren Song of the Counter Culture. It was first written by Tim McIlrath and Neil Hennessy, the song is distinguished mostly from Rise Against's catalog because it is performed and recorded acoustically. The lyrics are happy and speak of happiness with a less-than-perfect life, although they maintain the band's characteristic themes of self-analysis and hope. At a show at Festival Hall in Melbourne, Australia, McIlrath stated the song was written about a good friend of the band who helped them whilst they were lesser known.