Swing life away guitar chords
The music and lyrics for “Swing Life Away” were written by Rise Against’s lead vocalist Tim McIlrath and his roommate Neil Hennessy. It was originally recorded in 2003, shortly after the recording sessions concluded for Rise Against’s second album Revolutions per Minute. When producer Bill Stevenson heard the song, he asked McIlrath to put it on the album. Although the band members enjoyed the song, as they questioned how an acoustic ballad could fit in an album characterized by its hardcore sound. Ultimately, the song was shelved. A year later, Fearless Records approached Rise Against about contributing to the Punk Goes Acoustic compilation album, and the band felt that “Swing Life Away would be an appropriate song for the album.