Tumbleweed
David Nance Lyrics


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Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
Don't you roll on by me
I'd like to get tangled up in you
Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
Don't you roll on by me
I wanna leave this town as bad you
How many times
The wind had came
And left me feeling not the same
Only a fool
Let it stay that way
Only a fool
Would let you get away
Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
Don't you roll on by me
I wanna leave this town as bad you
Your path is wild
And direction free
You left your burs
all over me
Only a fool
Would let it stay that away
Only a fool
Would let you get away
Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
Don't you roll on by me
I'd like to get tangled up in you
Tumbleweed Tumbleweed




Don't you roll on by me
I wanna leave this town as bad you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Tumbleweed" by David Nance evoke a sense of longing and restlessness, using the image of a tumbleweed rolling by as a metaphor for escape and freedom. The repetition of the lines "Tumbleweed Tumbleweed, Don't you roll on by me," emphasizes the singer's desire to be caught up in the tumbleweed's wild, carefree path. This symbolizes a yearning to break free from the constraints of the current situation or environment.


The singer expresses a deep longing to leave the town they are in, feeling trapped and dissatisfied with their current circumstances. The tumbleweed becomes a symbol of liberation and new possibilities, offering a chance to break away and start anew. The comparison between the singer and the tumbleweed suggests a desire for change and a craving for adventure.


The lyrics also reflect on the transient nature of life and the passing of time, as the wind comes and goes, leaving the singer feeling unchanged and unfulfilled. The repetition of "Only a fool, "Would let it stay that way, Only a fool, Would let you get away," highlights a sense of regret or missed opportunities. The singer recognizes the need to seize the moment and take a chance on something different, rather than passively letting opportunities slip away.


Overall, "Tumbleweed" conveys a powerful sense of yearning for freedom and new beginnings, using the imagery of the tumbleweed to symbolize a desire for change and escape. The song captures the universal theme of feeling stuck in a rut and the longing for something more, resonating with listeners who may also be seeking a way out of their current situation.


Line by Line Meaning

Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
Yearning for change and unpredictability


Don't you roll on by me
Don't pass me by without impacting my life


I'd like to get tangled up in you
I crave the excitement and chaos you bring


I wanna leave this town as bad you
Desperately seeking escape from the monotony of this place


How many times
Reflecting on past instances


The wind had came
Change has arrived with the wind


And left me feeling not the same
Leaving me transformed or altered


Only a fool
It would be foolish


Let it stay that way
To allow things to remain unchanged


Would let you get away
To miss out on the opportunity


Your path is wild
Your journey is unconventional and untamed


And direction free
Without constraints or limitations


You left your burs all over me
Leaving a lasting impact or influence


I wanna leave this town as bad you
The desire to escape is as strong as your untamed spirit


Don't you roll on by me
Don't pass me by without making a mark


I'd like to get tangled up in you
To be immersed in the unique energy you bring


Tumbleweed Tumbleweed
Seeking the excitement and change that the tumbleweed represents




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: David Nance

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