Tumbleweed
Afro Man Lyrics


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Damn how long it's gonna take you to roll the joint 'cause
(I just got the bag)
You over there actin like you playin' the piano or something 'cause
(I just got the bag homie. Know what I'm sayin'.
Chill the fuck out homie.)
Here, let me hit this homeboy
(Here)
La da da da da
Shoop Shoop Shoobie doo wa
Yeah, it looks lovely
Hey where the light loc
(Right here 'cause)
Give it here man stop bullshittin'

I love you baby
I love you honey
Yes I do
Do it to me girl uh
Yeah Yeah, (chicken clucking)
Yeah Yeah, (chicken clucking)
Fo Sho'
Yeah

It's been a long long time I've been smokin'
Smokin' marijuana
(La da da da da)
It takes out of my mental ghetto and places me in the Bahamas
It's been a long long time I've been smoking
Smokin' marijuana
(La da da da da)
It takes out of my mental ghetto and places me in the Bahamas
It puts my mind at ease
Indulgin' myself in the calm breeze
And my problems will flow away beyond the palm trees

[Chorus]
'But I gotta keep smoki'n and a smokijjjjn and a smokin on
I keep chokin and a chokin and a chokin on
I keep sellin and a sellin and inhalin
My tumbleweed

I like to go to Palmdale
(Yeah)
Sit by the fountain
(sit by the fountain)
I light up a fat one gazin' at the snow-capped mountains
(come again now uh)
I like to go to Palmdale
Sit by the fountain
(sit by the fountain)
I light up a fat one gazin' at the snow-capped mountains
Baby please don't nag
Go and get me the zig-zag
And my problems will float away
Like a plastic baiiiag

[Chorus]

I need to get a job
And that's not funny
(La da da da da)
'Cause me be smoking too much ganja
(yeah)
And be runnin' out of money
I gotta lie to the man
(let me get an application)
Tell him that I've never been arrested
(sir you have never been to jail)
I gottta go to the clinic baby
I gotta get drug tested
(oh no)
I got no food for my stomach
Got no gas for my Coup De Ville
I gotta walk to the supermarket for some goldenseal
'Cause everyday

[Chorus]

Oh, oh yeah
Uh
I said the black man smokin'
(black man smokin')
If he's a soul bro
(Hey man what's happening)
I said the mexican smokin'
(mexican smokin')
If he's a cholo
(where you from esse)
I said the creole smokin'
(creole smokin')
Down in Mississippi
(Fuck creoles)
I said the white man smokin'
(white man smokin')
If he's a hippie
(where's the bud man)
It puts my mind at ease
Indulgin' myself in the calm breeze
And my problems will flow away beyond the palm trees

[Chorus]

Right about now
(oh)
I'm fixin to dedicate this to everybody
(oh yeah)
That went to Palmdale high school with me
Check this shit out 'cause

I said Joey Jo has an afro
Sing something with soul chillin' ice cold
Jerry with the high top fade
Left Palmdale but he still gettin' paid
Hey man take me back to the bridge we up outta here man

It puts my mind at ease
Indulgin' myself in the calm breeze
And my problems will flow away beyond the palm trees
Whatcha gotta do





[Chorus]

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Afro Man's song Tumbleweed focus on the act of smoking marijuana and the effects it has on the singer's mental state. The first stanza portrays the urgency of the singer wanting to smoke and his frustration that his friend is taking too long to roll the joint. The second and third stanzas delve into how smoking marijuana is a way for the singer to escape his problems and enter a mental state conducive to relaxation and tranquility. The chorus repeats the singer's desire to keep smoking and selling his "tumbleweed," referring to the marijuana he sells. The fourth stanza touches on the practical issues that come with over-smoking, such as the need to find a job and pass a drug test. The last stanza pays homage to the different cultures and races that can also enjoy smoking marijuana.


Line by Line Meaning

Damn how long it's gonna take you to roll the joint 'cause
How long will it take you to roll the joint?


(I just got the bag)
I just got the weed


You over there actin like you playin' the piano or something 'cause
You seem to be taking too long to roll the joint


(I just got the bag homie. Know what I'm sayin'. Chill the fuck out homie.)
I just got the weed, chill out


Here, let me hit this homeboy
Let me smoke some of that weed


(Here)
The lighter is right here


La da da da da Shoop Shoop Shoobie doo wa Yeah, it looks lovely Hey where the light loc (Right here 'cause) Give it here man stop bullshittin'
Singing a nonsense melody, looking for the lighter that is found, and asking for the joint


I love you baby I love you honey Yes I do Do it to me girl uh Yeah Yeah, (chicken clucking) Yeah Yeah, (chicken clucking) Fo Sho' Yeah
Expressing love and making sexual noises


It's been a long long time I've been smokin' Smokin' marijuana (La da da da da) It takes out of my mental ghetto and places me in the Bahamas It puts my mind at ease Indulgin' myself in the calm breeze And my problems will flow away beyond the palm trees
Smoking weed takes him out of his problems and mental ghetto and into a peaceful state.


[Chorus] 'But I gotta keep smoki'n and a smokijjjjn and a smokin on I keep chokin and a chokin and a chokin on I keep sellin and a sellin and inhalin My tumbleweed
Getting high on smoking weed is what he does, and he calls the joint his 'tumbleweed'


I like to go to Palmdale (Yeah) Sit by the fountain (sit by the fountain) I light up a fat one gazin' at the snow-capped mountains (come again now uh) I like to go to Palmdale Sit by the fountain (sit by the fountain) I light up a fat one gazin' at the snow-capped mountains Baby please don't nag Go and get me the zig-zag And my problems will float away Like a plastic baiiiag
He likes to smoke weed in Palmdale and look at the mountains, asking for the rolling papers, hoping it will help his problems float away


[Chorus]
Repeating the chorus


I need to get a job And that's not funny (La da da da da) 'Cause me be smoking too much ganja (yeah) And be runnin' out of money I gotta lie to the man (let me get an application) Tell him that I've never been arrested (sir you have never been to jail) I gottta go to the clinic baby I gotta get drug tested (oh no) I got no food for my stomach Got no gas for my Coup De Ville I gotta walk to the supermarket for some goldenseal 'Cause everyday
He needs a job, but he smokes too much weed and is running out of money. He talks about lying to get a job and trying to pass a drug test, while realizing he needs to get food and gas but can't.


[Chorus]
Repeating the chorus


I said the black man smokin' (black man smokin') If he's a soul bro (Hey man what's happening) I said the mexican smokin' (mexican smokin') If he's a cholo (where you from esse) I said the creole smokin' (creole smokin') Down in Mississippi (Fuck creoles) I said the white man smokin' (white man smokin') If he's a hippie (where's the bud man) It puts my mind at ease Indulgin' myself in the calm breeze And my problems will flow away beyond the palm trees
Regardless of race, smoking weed relaxes him and makes his problems disappear


[Chorus]
Repeating the chorus


Right about now (oh) I'm fixin to dedicate this to everybody (oh yeah) That went to Palmdale high school with me Check this shit out 'cause I said Joey Jo has an afro Sing something with soul chillin' ice cold Jerry with the high top fade Left Palmdale but he still gettin' paid Hey man take me back to the bridge we up outta here man
Dedicating this song to everyone who went to his high school and naming some people he remembers. Asking the producer to take him back to the bridge because the song is over.


Whatcha gotta do [Chorus]
Just keep smoking weed, repeating the chorus




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: MICHAEL LEONARD BRECKER

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