I wrote the lyrics and melody for Swept Away, but did not record my own version of the song. Instead I paid Chris Davidson to record it for me.

Song Title: Swept Away

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Swept Away

Verse 1:
A pounding in my head
nowhere to go but down
just fading lights of hope
to watch my sorrows drown

Circling on empty
the well of life's run dry
screaming on the inside
but not a tear to cry

When the walls begin to crumble
and there's nothing left to pray
hold out your hand to Jesus
and get swept away

Verse 2:
Hate and desperation
anywhere but here
life inside a prison
that rotting smell of fear

Some days I sit and wonder
I close my eyes and dream
the sound of crystal water
flows down a mountain stream

When the walls begin to crumble
and there's nothing left to pray
hold out your hand to Jesus
and get swept away

If only for a moment
this world no longer spins
I look around and smile
a brand new life begins

When the walls begin to crumble
and there's nothing left to pray
hold out your hand to Jesus
and get swept away

Hold out your hand to Jesus
and get swept away


Reviews of Swept Away from the ReverbNation.com Crowd Review service (song score: 6.2 out of 10):

  • The medium tempo of this track has a bright country tone. The sound of the guitar opens the track and is followed by drums and other sounds. The vocals are performed by a soft voice male artist. His style is a little plain through the track but his voice stays on key. The lyrics are a bit touching and have some sensitive sayings that may catch listeners unexpectedly. I like the meaning in the lyrics more than anything else about the track.
  • Couldn't really get into this record from the beginning to the end. The effects on the vocals takes away from the songs energy and passion. The lyrics are at the most plain and simply not great and deep enough. The songs arrangement and the way it was put together is cool though really love it The songs tempo and production is very warm and compelling.
  • The song sounds a little bit tropical when it starts playing. The piano and guitar mixed together. The guys voice is okay and sounds good. Not something I would want to listen to but it is not a bad song in general. it is a good genre, gospel. I like that.
  • His vocals could really be improved. I do like that he is pretty in tune and never really off key, but invest in some auto tune next time. The ahs are appropriately placed. Very nice lyrics that mention his faith. I adore this type of sounds for every other artist to follow as a well.
  • The song starts of very cheerful and silly almost. The song stays just as cheery throughout the full song. The vocalist voice is a bit bumpy sounding. The lyrics could be better, they sound like they were supposed to be more sentiment filled, it just doesn't show through. The feeling is something that makes up a good chunk of this song.
  • I love how the intro is played out with the guitar, gives it a great start that draws a great deal of attention from the audience. The voice of the artist is mellow and low pitch which works well with the song entirely giving it a good flow. The genre seems to lean more onto religion which isn't exactly my taste or choice, but it has certainly caught my attention!
  • I like this song. the country vibe i get from this one is very strong and i like it a ton already. keep up the great work and never stop making music. i like the vocals from the get go it is very soothing and is not drowned out by the background music. keep it up man. you get a 10 from me all day long.
  • I really liked the backing track here i think the acoustic guitar notes here were really authentic. This man has really nailed this song as an artist he does have a good taste in music. I found the men singing with him good too they can sing well. It is a religious song and a nice one to hear.
  • Guitar and piano intro is quite simple. It is not long and to short. Lyrics are poetical. Voice of singer is expressive and strong. Chorus part of song: "when the song begins to crumble." performed with little effects sounds like real chorus although it is performing by one man. I'm doubting a little bit of Jesus name in lyrics, maybe it will be liked by christian people, but maybe it is to personal sing about that to all the people. Or maybe this is strength if you performing to christians auditory.
  • Nicer start then the typical songs I hear. Acoustic guitar sounds good. Then when singin comes in its the typical white boy whining about his problems. Not really intrigued by this music. I would have to be very depressed in order to listen to this music. Then again no I wouldn't.
  • The beginning sounds like country. When the voice starts singing it does not sound well, but does not sound bad. It is an okay song, but it is not something I would listen to daily. It is a church song, which is not something you hear commonly.
  • I like the bouncy feeling beginning. the intro is way too long. but the vocals were worth waiting for. the singer has a good sound. this song has good pace. i like the lyrics. oh this song is about Jesus. i like the courses. the singer has a very clear voice which makes the song pleasant.
  • The beginning of this song has a rocking beat being played masterfully by the person on the guitar. Now the lead singer has a voice that is very smooth, and he actually does some very great pacing as he sings. He makes sure his listeners hear his lyrics, because his song has a message. At first I thought this was a country song and was surprised that it was a christian song. Very well done.
  • I like the upbeat tempo at the beginning and the lighthearted guitar. I also enjoy the beat at the beginning because it stays nice and simple. The vocals seem a bit rushed compared to the rest of the tempo but overall are quite nice. I think that with a breath and a more relax it could work better. Overall I think the voice and lyrics match the piece well and the harmonies suit the song well.
  • This recording started off with a 1970's sounding introduction. the music is kind of country sounding but the voice pop. A bit crossed genre as far as the style of voice and the melody and production. The tune is basic and o.k. but only average as far as voice, performance and songwriting. I liked the transition to the chorus but the voice was off key. I love the lyric but the music and singers performance is not strong enough to bring the great lyric into the mainstream.
  • Latin tinged guitar and percussion-laced ballad seems Western laced, but turns out to be a casual invite to 'hold out your hand to Jesus'. The cut takes a camp fire ballad approach to salvation, and the beachy acoustic sound of indie rock is an attractive thing. The harmonies are nice, the playing amiable and this is some fairly decent preaching music.
  • The slow tempo of the instrumental has a textured mix of sounds with a contemporary sound. I like the sound of the beat with its mellow flow. The vocals are sung in a glum toned voice. The vocals in the hook are slow and dull too. The lyrics are amazing with reference to the almighty. I like the lyrics and I know that they are going to inspire many listeners.
  • The maraca that plays at the into is very funky and it blends well with the Spanish guitar. the man that sings has a very nice voice but he does not sound with a bit of enthusiasm. all the notes are empty and need to be filled with some kind of growth through out the melody. this is a christian song and the lyrics are about giving things to jesus but I think this needs a lot work.
  • This song starts off with quite a medium tempo and seems it's going to have a pleasant tone to it. The instrumental sounds nice and as the singing comes in I can tell that this is going to work out. The singer himself sounds lovely, the quality could be a little better as far as audio goes, but the singer themselves automatically doesn't have any issues until really the chorus. When the chorus comes in all concepts of pitch and tone have left the building. This is something major that should be fixed. Otherwise everything else sounds good.
  • The song has lyrics that sound like they have a meaning to them. It sound a little like a church song. If someone is looking for a mix between church rock and classical this would be the song.
  • Very quick intro and nice chill sound to the guitar and piano. Nice relaxing drum part also. Very nice vocal very emotional. Kind of depressing but still very beautiful. Relate-able. I really like this piece a lot, very nice harmonies at the bridge as the song approaches the chorus. Builds very nicely to the chorus. Sounds like a song of hope.