Song: Swimming Horses
Album Hyaena front
#5: Swimming Horses



Track Number

5 of 9

Track Length



16 March 1984 (single)
25 May 1984 (album)

Voice & Lyrics:


Electric Bass & Keyboards:

Steven Severin

Guitars & Keyboards:

Robert Smith

Drums, Percussion & Marimba:



Mike Hedges

Additional Info:


"Swimming Horses" is the name of a song performed by Siouxsie Sioux with the Banshees, for their sixth studio album Hyaena.

Swimming Horses LyricsEdit


♪♫Swimming Horses Lyrics♫♪

Falling in your, falling in your in your arms Fish on a line, learns to live on dry land Thrown back again to drown

Kinder with poison Then pushed down the well or a face burnt to hell Feel the cruel stones breaking her bones Dead before born Words fall in ruins -- but no sound She's dying of your shame -- she's maimed by your pain He gives birth to swimming horses

Fish on a line, walking on dry land But back in the water to drown -- we drown Floating in sky He gives birth to swimming horses

Take a ride on the tide with the assassin at your side the weightlessness under water -- forgets in slow motion And watches pointless tortures He gives birth to swimming horses Floating in sky like fishes can fly through your arms

Written By: Lyric credit pending!