Tumbleweed
Joan Baez Lyrics


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I feel like a lonesome tumbleweed
Rolling across an open plain,
I feel like something nobody needs
I feel my life drifting away,
Drifting away -

I feel like a broken wagon wheel
When I can't jump a slow-moving train
Think I know how a coyote feels
Howling just to ease the pain, since you've been away.

Lord, I feel like rolling,
Rolling along, so keep your big
Wind blowing till all my natural
Days are gone -
Till my days are all gone.

Feel like a lonesome tumbleweed
Turning end over end.
Once I pulled all my roots free
I became a slave to the wind,
A slave to the wind.

Lord, I feel like rolling,
Rolling along, so keep your big
Wind blowing till all my natural
Days are gone -
Till my days are all gone.

Feel like a lonesome tumbleweed
Turning end over end.
Once I pulled all my roots free




I became a slave to the wind,
Just a slave to the wind.

Overall Meaning

Joan Baez's song "Tumbleweed" is a sorrowful tune about feeling disconnected and aimless in life. The lyrics describe the feeling of being like a tumbleweed, rolling endlessly across an open plain with no real purpose or direction. The repeated phrase "I feel like" emphasizes the sense of not having a solid identity or sense of self, and feeling like "something nobody needs." The image of a broken wagon wheel adds to the feeling of helplessness and being stuck, unable to move forward in life. The line "I became a slave to the wind" suggests that the character has given up control over their own life and is being tossed around by forces beyond their control.


The song is a beautiful metaphor for the feeling of being lost and disconnected, and Baez's haunting voice adds to the sense of melancholy. The repetition of the chorus, with its plea for the wind to keep blowing until the character's days are gone, creates a feeling of resignation and acceptance of one's fate.


Line by Line Meaning

I feel like a lonesome tumbleweed
I feel lonely and unattached to anything or anyone, like a tumbleweed rolling across a vast empty space.


Rolling across an open plain
I feel like I have no direction or purpose, aimlessly moving from one place to another without any clear destination.


I feel like something nobody needs
I feel worthless, insignificant, and unimportant, as if no one cares about me or my existence.


I feel my life drifting away
I feel as if my life is slipping away, passing by too fast, and I'm unable to make the most of it or hold onto it.


Drifting away -
My life is slowly slipping away from me, and there's nothing I can do to stop it or change its course.


I feel like a broken wagon wheel
I feel ineffective, powerless, and unable to keep up with the world around me. I'm stuck, unable to move forward, and struggling to find my way.


When I can't jump a slow-moving train
When I'm unable to make progress, even though it seems like I should be able to. I feel like I'm trying hard, but something is holding me back from moving forward.


Think I know how a coyote feels
I feel like an animal that's been left behind, forgotten, and left to struggle on its own. I'm howling for help, but no one is listening or coming to my aid.


Howling just to ease the pain, since you've been away.
I'm making noise and crying out for help, hoping that someone will hear me and ease my pain now that the person who used to support me is no longer around.


Lord, I feel like rolling,
I want to keep moving forward, even if I'm not entirely sure where I'm going. I just want to keep going and not get stuck.


Rolling along, so keep your big
I'm moving forward in life, and I want to keep doing so no matter what obstacles come my way.


Wind blowing till all my natural
I want to keep moving forward until the very end of my life when I finally expire from this world naturally.


Days are gone -
I want to keep going and achieve everything I want to do and see in life before my time runs out.


Feel like a lonesome tumbleweed
I feel isolated and adrift, like a tumbleweed rolling aimlessly across a barren landscape.


Turning end over end.
I'm constantly moving and rolling, but I'm not getting anywhere or making any progress.


Once I pulled all my roots free
I decided to leave behind everything that tied me down, all of my roots, and start anew, free of any ties or obligations.


I became a slave to the wind,
Once free, I became dependent on the shifting wind, pushing and pulling me without any direction or purpose, making me a slave to my own fate.


Just a slave to the wind.
I'm powerless and unable to control my own destiny, drifting helplessly along the path that the wind takes me.




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Written by: DOUGLAS L. VAN ARSDALE

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Katharine Y BAez Katharina Scharlowski Katharine C. Y BAez Scharlowski InAOLoves


on The Rose

Joan Baez , my Fairest Hope my Love who signed into our Way
We are unite

We will not fall without our Foreverlasting
Love
In Failing Light

You See in myselfve your Love your Lesbian Wifve
You share your Lightful and your Darkest
side

In Which our Embraces
Our Words

Our Visions
Will rejoice

I see the Sunlight of a setting
Evening
Rise into Grace each Coming Morning

The amours we live is our Love

The mourns we felt
Do not impact

The do not seperate us My Joan C Baez You and I

The scared moments
We leave behind
We’ll belong twogather twogether
And three times we will cross
The Distance of an ocean between us

And then we ‘ll stay twogather in Your Home your place
Is given here and there
Is given home in our hearts and Soul
Our minds and bodies Longing Love
We are whole


The scars we carry

Did not made us blind
we will feel every emotion
As our Lifvelong foreverlasting Love

We share a secret
In which we Both have
Signed we are in Soul in heart in Bodies Longing and fulfillment in Mind now and
Eternally Unite

DeineKatharine Y BAez Katharina Scharlowski Katharine C. Y BAez Scharlowski InAOLoves

KatharinA KAtharine C. Y Baez Scharlowski


on The Rose

Und selbst wenn
alle Dunkelheit
Der Nächte
In den Tagen läge

Und selbst Erwachen
Schwer

ich fände doch
Zu Dir
Es führen Wege
Selbst wenn
kein Ausweg
durch die Tür

We burnt Each Other
everlastingly
Our Sign
Of truest Love that
Overcomes
The loneliness
And wildest
cry

When we embrace
and kiss our
Wounds

The Smile remaining
When we caress us
Will be
What lets us
deeply , sad
and of most
tenderness
Acknowledging
and
In our Minds
Forever
Found and
Not to destroyed
And we will
Feel that
We are Unite

The Ring i had lost
I‘ve found again
It’s prayer and Your Love
You Sent
A Turquoise of Arizonas Depth
Your heart in myne
And at The Turquoise
Coast beneath your Hill
We‘ll make Love
We‘ll follow our destined
And guiding
Will
Ich bin Dein Du Mein

MyLady JoanC BAez, My JoanChandosBaez, JoanBaez my Dove
Love And Wife
Katharine~~ C.~~ Y Baez KAtharinA Scharlowski InAO~•~Love~•~s the Answer~ I Love You, Joan and as Light begins to fail You reappear in my Body Heart and Soul my Mind to stayDeine KAtharinA KAtharine ich liebe Dich Forever!Joan C BAez

KatharinA KAtharine C. Y Baez Scharlowski


on The Rose

For a moment
in a Night Times Blessing
I left You in my Loves Embrace
as like a Flower
~ a Rose ~
and Purity her name
in darkness,
that was to bloom
in Heaven’s place.

as for the Love
in me
was not Disgraced,
A Lasting Kiss ,
A smile
a Light
A heart
that burns
throughly Memories
Forever Living

As Nighttime fell
As Nighttime falls
I‘ came, l’ll come and be
The One You‘ll see
The Love you feel

Just like a wild dog
Runs
Through Bushes
Of fences
And calamities

I passed my way to You
Through even
Greatest adversarities

The Rose of Sharon
Schmückt meinen Mund
~trotz Ausgebissen Zähne
In des Lebens Leid~
Wir Küssen uns
in purest Love
That went through

To and fro
And come and go
And I came back to You

Forever and Forevermore
Für JoanC. BAez von KAtharine C. Y Baez Scharlowski KAtharinA Ino

Katharine c; Y Baez


on The Rose

If a Love is felt as failing it is but Love the helps her Rise, it is a the moments quiet whispering : As i was torn you were by my side, in your Love i see my true and darkeyed Light, there it is Forever Joan Chandos Baez Katharine C; Y Baez Katharina sc harlowski

kATHARINE C. YBAEZ I


on The Rose

AS ON tHE WHITE hORSE MY HAND WAS GIVEN IN THE NOON TO yOU TODAY AS I ASKED YOU FOR YOURS ,WAS THAN WHEN EVERY MOON HAD TRIED TO fAIL AND hONEYMOON WAS THE ONLY LIGHT IN WHICH MY wORDS WERE LAID. iT WAS THE fAILURE ON THE iNTERNET AND NON BUT SCRIPTURE cOULD AND A LOVING HEART COULD STAY THE WIDE
iN THIS dARK MOMENT OF THE pRESENTS SIMPLE SIDE , THE fAIR cARD OF yOUR STALION wHITE THE wHITE hORSE IN tHE bLOSSOM OF THE mAY dAYS tIDE, I SENT TO YOUR wOODEN hILLS TO YOUR UNVENTURED sIDE, mY WRITTEN wORD : wILL yOU PLEASE mARRY ME MY bRIDE? i'LL STAY FOREVER BY YOUR sIDE FROM tHAN oN, sO gOODBYE IN OUR gOOD NiGHT, mY loVE jOAN C. bAEZ, yOUR KATHARINE C. Y BAEZ kATHARINA SCHARLOWSKI 21. MAY 2022

KatharineC. Y Baez Katharina Scharlowski


on The Rose

Thank You dearloved Joan C.Baez, you accorded me the answer in an unknown Light, through all darkness not alone as there was Love for you in me,- as in thought, in words a visioned melodie - that is not gone - far beyond the borders shores and the oceans sea, doves Flight as is Loves they fly By two By Four By Three, i send Goodbye to them I send GoodBye - and hope it once will be - I sent GoodBye my Joan C Baez stay You'll never fail in my Heart There is your place to be i send Goodbye my Love to Thee , Joan Chandos Baez, Katharine C. Y Baez Katharina Scharlowski It is for You that i was meant to feel was meant to be.

Katharine C. Y Baez, K.S.


on Wings

I 'll stay with you cause I think it's time to say Thank you for having stayed with me in my Time of Need. I love You Joan (KC) CHandos Baez, Your Katharine C. Y Baez name of Love and Hope and American Native Indian Marriage, born Katharina Scharlowski , A little Rain is a gonna come, And I am at Home when I cry, but I learned to be at home in your Love too, As we stay in The Hearts of The One Loves we are. Deine Katharine