Tumbleweed
Carlton Anderson Lyrics


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Verse
Four on the floor in an old Ford pick up
c folded up map and a Marlboro gold pack habit
I cant give up, promised momma I would one day
I broke my last heart just outside of Houston
She broke mine too so we'll call it even
It wasn't easy leaving watching those tears pouring down her face
Chorus
I roll in and out of this ghost town
No looking back on my way out
If her love's the wind
I guess that makes me a Tumbleweed
Verse
Cripple Creeks calling me out in Colorado
I'll be a mile high this time tomorrow
cnd I know she'll be right there in the back of my mind
Bridge




I pray someday that i'll be
Everything I know that she needs

Overall Meaning

In Carlton Anderson's song "Tumbleweed," the lyrics paint a picture of a nomadic and restless lifestyle. The singer is driving in an old Ford pickup, with a folded-up map and a pack of Marlboro Gold cigarettes, indicating a desire for freedom and escape from their current circumstances. They mention a promise made to their mother that they would one day make something of themselves, suggesting a sense of determination and ambition. It becomes clear that they have recently experienced a heartbreak outside of Houston, but they reflect on the fact that the person who broke their heart also had their heart broken, implying a realization that relationships can be messy and complicated.


The chorus speaks to the singer's constant movement and refusal to dwell on the past. They describe themselves as rolling in and out of a ghost town, metaphorically representing their transient lifestyle. They have no intention of looking back; instead, they embrace the idea that if love is like the wind, they are like a tumbleweed, constantly drifting and moving with no fixed direction.


In the second verse, the song takes a different geographical direction, mentioning Cripple Creek in Colorado. The singer plans to be in a higher state, both physically and metaphorically, the next day. Despite this new destination, they acknowledge that thoughts of their past love will still linger in the back of their mind, showing a lingering attachment or longing.


The bridge introduces a prayer for personal growth and self-improvement. The singer hopes that one day they will become everything that they know their former love needs, suggesting a sense of self-reflection and a desire for personal development.


Line by Line Meaning

Four on the floor in an old Ford pick up
Driving in an old Ford pick up truck with all four tires on the road


c folded up map and a Marlboro gold pack habit
Carrying a folded map and being addicted to smoking Marlboro gold pack cigarettes


I cant give up, promised momma I would one day
I cannot give up because I promised my mother that I would succeed someday


I broke my last heart just outside of Houston
I ended a relationship just outside of Houston and hurt the other person deeply


She broke mine too so we'll call it even
She also broke my heart, so we can consider it a fair trade


It wasn't easy leaving watching those tears pouring down her face
Leaving her was difficult, especially when I saw tears streaming down her face


I roll in and out of this ghost town
I come and go from this abandoned town


No looking back on my way out
I do not look back as I leave


If her love's the wind
If her love is like the wind


I guess that makes me a Tumbleweed
Then I am like a tumbleweed, moving freely with no direction


Cripple Creeks calling me out in Colorado
Cripple Creek in Colorado is enticing me to go there


I'll be a mile high this time tomorrow
Tomorrow, I will be high up in the mountains


cnd I know she'll be right there in the back of my mind
And I know she will always be on my mind, lingering in the background


I pray someday that i'll be
I hope that one day I will become


Everything I know that she needs
Everything that I know she requires




Lyrics © Anthem Entertainment, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CARLTON ANDERSON, CHRIS ROBERTS

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