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Had the Olympics taken place last summer, veterans such as Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd probably would’ve had their swan songs.Why 2021 will be a big year for soccer in the U.S.|Steven Goff|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
So here I am in my requisite Lululemon pants, grunting along to an old hip-hop song at a most ungodly hour.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I still do find it a tremendously useful device to invent a character and have the character sing the song.
In 2012, as a 10th grader, Lean says he recorded his first legitimate song, “Hurt.”The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So we picked out the song (“Rhiannon,” click here for video), and Deer Tick learned it.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So this is Christmas, as the song goes, and what have we done?
At this moment the tinkling of a mule's bells, mingled with the song of the muleteer, came on the air.
Gushing waters thrilled the ears with the sweetness of an old familiar song.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
The song stopped abruptly, the music died away, there was an interval of silence no one broke.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
"He 's getting well," thought Black Sheep, who knew the song through all its seventeen verses.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
As Edna waited for her husband she sang low a little song that Robert had sung as they crossed the bay.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for swan song
Idioms and Phrases with swan song
A final accomplishment or performance, one's last work. For example, I'm resigning tomorrow; this project was my swan song. This term alludes to the old belief that swans normally are mute but burst into beautiful song moments before they die. Although the idea is much older, the term was first recorded in English only in 1890.