Swallow, Smile

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"Swallow, Smile"
Swallow, Smile.jpg
Single by Franz Ferdinand
B-side "Take Me Out (Acoustic Version)"
Released 2006
Format 7"
Recorded Melbourne, Australia and New York City, United States
Genre Post-punk revival, indie rock, dance-punk
Length 2:42
Label Domino
Songwriter(s) Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand singles chronology
"Eleanor Put Your Boots On"
"Swallow, Smile"
"Lucid Dreams"

"Swallow, Smile" is a song by Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand which was released strictly for members of a band's fan club in the fall of 2006.[1]


In the early days of the band, the song was often played live but was dropped from set lists in 2002 because they were "unhappy with the arrangement". The song saw the release in 2006 and was printed only in the form of a 45 rpm, 7" record. Towards the end of the track, the lyrics from an earlier song "Well That Was Easy" from You Could Have It So Much Better can be heard.[2]

The single also featured an acoustic version of the band's famous single "Take Me Out" as a b-side.

Track listing

  • A: "Swallow, Smile" - 2:42
  • B: "Take Me Out" (Acoustic Version) - 4:25

External links

  • Franz Ferdinand Official Fan Club


  1. ^ Swallow, Smile at Discogs
  2. ^ Well That Was Easy lyrics at MetroLyrics
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