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Swan Song
Song

Swan Song

Dua Lipa
Album:
Alita: Battle Angel Soundtrack

Song Meaning of Swan Song by Dua Lipa


In 2018, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez reached out to Dua Lipa regarding a possible songwriting opportunity for their upcoming movie Alita: Battle Angel. She agreed since she was enamoured with Alita, the movie's lead character, and wanted to be in it. The film crew saw Lipa's music video for "New Rules" and decided she would be a great fit for Alita: Battle Angel. They felt that she captured Alita's "kick-ass strength, power, and attitude" in the movie with her performance. Before Lipa started working on the song, she was shown the trailer and synopsis for the movie.


Along with Justin Tranter, Kennedi Lykken, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson, and Tom Holkenborg, Lipa co-wrote "Swan Song". Writing a song she already had an idea for and experimenting with sounds unrelated to what she was working on for her album excited the vocalist. Holkenborg wrote the movie's soundtrack, and the song's writers chose to incorporate his orchestrations into the song.


The song peaked at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart in terms of sales. In Poland, the song received a gold certification, while in the UK it received a silver one.


Lyrics of Swan Song by Dua Lipa


I, I can't lie

I'm scared to open my eyes

'Cause what if I find nothing at all

Nothing at all

What is the point of my lips

If they don't make noise, ah

What is the point of doing nothing at all

Watching it fall

 

The flicker burning

You know the time's running, running out

Only I see all the diamonds, diamonds

Breaking down

I won't stay quiet, I won't stay quiet

'Cause staying silent's the same as dying

I won't stay quiet, the flicker's burning low

 

This is not a, this is not a

Swan, swan song

This is not a, this is not a

Swan, swan song

We just gotta, we just gotta hold on tonight

This is not a, this is not a

Swan song, swan song

Swan dive (Yeah)

It's a new life

 

Real fantasy

Wishing it was make believe

What is the reason of doing nothing at all

Watching it fall

 

The flicker burning

You know the time's running, running out

Only I see all the diamonds, diamonds

Breaking down

I won't stay quiet, I won't stay quiet

'Cause staying silent's the same as dying

I won't stay quiet, the flicker's burning low

 

This is not a, this is not a

Swan, swan song

This is not a, this is not a

Swan, swan song

We just gotta, we just gotta hold on tonight

This is not a, this is not a

Swan song, swan song

Swan dive (Yeah)

It's a new life

This is not a, this is not a

Swan, swan song

This is not a, this is not a

Swan, swan song

We just gotta, we just gotta hold on tonight

This is not a, this is not a

Swan song, swan song

Swan dive (Yeah)

It's a new life

Release Date

2019

Songwriter/s

Justin Tranter, Kennedi Lykken, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson, Tom Holkenborg, Dua Lipa

Producer/s

Mattman & Robin

Label/s

Warner Bros

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