Tumbleweed
Larkin Lyrics


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Got a phone call, what are you waiting for?
She could never wait that long,
I'm glued to a laptop, TRAPTOP
Should have never turned it on.
I don't need to do this again,
Another week just tryna make amends,
And then some,
Yet...
How you gunna tell me you don't know what to say ?
Or that we like the same things but in a different way?
'Cause you're wasted, I can taste it,
You don't know what to say
We like the same things but in a different way
*And now I'm getting none*
So, close your eyes and make a wish,
'cause nothing good can come of this
Something simple, something sweet,
Bigger than your wildest dreams,
So, close your eyes and make a wish
How you gunna tell me you don't know what to say ?
Or that we like the same things but in a different way?
'Cause you're wasted, I can taste it,
You don't know what to say
We like the same things but in a different way
So, close your eyes and make a wish,
'cause nothing good can come of this
How you gunna tell me you don't know what to say ?
Or that we like the same things but in a different way?
'Cause you're wasted, I can taste it,
You don't know what to say




We like the same things but in a different way
*And now I'm getting none*

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Larkin's song "Tumbleweed" delve into themes of communication breakdown, missed connections, and the struggle to find common ground in a relationship. The opening lines suggest a sense of urgency and impatience through the phone call reference, highlighting a longing for immediate attention and communication. The singer seems preoccupied with technology, as indicated by being "glued to a laptop," which could symbolize a barrier to real connection and intimacy.


The repetition of phrases like "How you gunna tell me you don't know what to say?" and "Or that we like the same things but in a different way?" underscores a fundamental disconnect between the singer and the other person in the relationship. It seems that despite similarities in interests or preferences, there is a fundamental misunderstanding or miscommunication that prevents true understanding and connection. The reference to being "wasted" could suggest both a physical state of intoxication and a metaphorical state of emotional confusion or disarray.


The line "And now I'm getting none" hints at a sense of disappointment or frustration, possibly indicating unmet expectations or unreciprocated efforts in the relationship. The repetition of the instruction to "close your eyes and make a wish" conveys a longing for simplicity and clarity amidst a complex and strained dynamic. The plea for something "simple" and "sweet" could reflect a desire for resolution and peace in the midst of turmoil.


Overall, the lyrics of "Tumbleweed" paint a picture of a relationship at a crossroads, where attempts at communication and understanding seem to fall short. The haunting refrain of "You don't know what to say, we like the same things but in a different way" underscores the challenge of finding common ground and genuine connection amidst confusion and emotional distance. The song's introspective and emotive tone conveys a sense of longing and resignation, as the singer grapples with the complexities of their relationship and the uncertainties that lie ahead.


Line by Line Meaning

Got a phone call, what are you waiting for?
A sense of urgency in communication, prompting action.


She could never wait that long,
Impatience and inability to delay gratification.


I'm glued to a laptop, TRAPTOP
Being stuck and consumed by technology.


Should have never turned it on.
Regret for engaging in the distraction of technology.


I don't need to do this again,
A desire to break away from repetitive patterns and behaviors.


Another week just tryna make amends, And then some, Yet...
Attempt to reconcile with past mistakes, yet still struggling.


How you gunna tell me you don't know what to say?
Confusion and frustration over lack of communication.


Or that we like the same things but in a different way?
Understanding similarities despite differences in perspective or approach.


'Cause you're wasted, I can taste it, You don't know what to say
Recognition of intoxication affecting ability to communicate clearly.


We like the same things but in a different way
Shared interests with unique interpretations and expressions.


And now I'm getting none
Feeling neglected or unfulfilled in the relationship.


So, close your eyes and make a wish, 'cause nothing good can come of this
Encouragement to hope for better outcomes despite current challenges.


Something simple, something sweet, Bigger than your wildest dreams
Seeking fulfillment in simplicity and genuine connection.


How you gunna tell me you don't know what to say?
Reiteration of frustration over lack of clear communication.


'Cause you're wasted, I can taste it, You don't know what to say
Highlighting the impact of intoxication on communication breakdowns.


We like the same things but in a different way
Pointing out similarities and differences in perspectives within the relationship.


And now I'm getting none
Emphasizing feelings of emptiness or lack of fulfillment.




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Written by: Harriet Tape

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