Tumbleweed
Lesley Kernochan Lyrics


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Tumbleweed

Tired of feeling lonely
Tired of trying so hard to be
All that I think I should be

This is my face, it has its grace
This is the song that lingers on
This is the time to drink green ocean wine

Tired of feeling tired
Always pushing so hard to see
Everything instantly

I'll take a rest in the sand
And dream about holding your hand
There is a smile in these warm salty tears

Oh Tumbleweed
Tumbled to the sea
California, you sweet home to me

Oh Tumbleweed
Floating weightlessly
California, you sweet home to me
Sweet home to me

Tired of feeling lonely
Tired of trying so hard to be
All that I think I should be

This is my face, it has its grace
This is the song that lingers on
This is the time to drink green ocean wine

Oh Tumbleweed
Tumbled to the sea
California, you sweet home to me

Oh Tumbleweed
Floating weightlessly




California, you sweet home to me
Sweet home to me

Overall Meaning

In "Tumbleweed," Lesley Kernochan expresses her weariness and longing for connection. She is tired of feeling lonely and exhausted from constantly trying to live up to societal expectations of who she should be. The lyrics suggest that she has been striving to be someone she thinks she should be, rather than embracing her true self.


The chorus, "Oh Tumbleweed, Tumbled to the sea, California, you sweet home to me," seems to reflect Kernochan's yearning for a place of belonging and comfort. California is portrayed as a symbol of home, providing solace and a sense of identity. The imagery of the tumbleweed, which is typically a nomadic plant that drifts wherever the wind takes it, suggests a desire for stability and roots.


The line "This is my face, it has its grace" speaks to Kernochan's acceptance of her own unique beauty and strengths. It signifies a moment of self-assurance and self-love, acknowledging that she doesn't need to conform to any specific ideals. "This is the song that lingers on" could represent her individuality and creativity, as she strives to make her mark through her music.


The lyric "This is the time to drink green ocean wine" is an evocative metaphor. It may suggest a need for rejuvenation and the desire to immerse oneself in nature and the beauty of the world. The image of drinking "green ocean wine" conveys a sense of indulgence and basking in the wonders of life.


Overall, the song captures a sense of longing, exhaustion, and inner strength. Kernochan expresses her desire for connection and acceptance, while also recognizing the importance of embracing her authentic self. The reference to California as a place of solace adds an element of longing for stability and belonging. "Tumbleweed" serves as a contemplative reflection on personal growth, self-acceptance, and the yearning for a place to call home.


Line by Line Meaning

Tired of feeling lonely
I am exhausted and unhappy with constantly being alone.


Tired of trying so hard to be
I am tired of putting in so much effort to meet certain societal expectations.


All that I think I should be
I am trying to live up to my own perceived ideals and standards.


This is my face, it has its grace
My face holds its own unique beauty and charm.


This is the song that lingers on
This song continues to resonate within me.


This is the time to drink green ocean wine
Now is the moment to fully experience and immerse myself in the wonders of life.


I'll take a rest in the sand
I will find solace and relaxation in the comforting embrace of the beach.


And dream about holding your hand
I yearn for the intimacy and connection of being able to hold your hand.


There is a smile in these warm salty tears
Even amidst my sadness, there is a glimmer of joy and contentment.


Oh Tumbleweed
Addressing the tumbleweed, symbolizing a sense of freedom and adventure.


Tumbled to the sea
Having been carried by the wind, the tumbleweed finds its way to the ocean.


California, you sweet home to me
Referencing California as a beloved and cherished place that feels like home.


Floating weightlessly
The tumbleweed now floats effortlessly, weightless and free.


Sweet home to me
Expressing the deep affection and attachment to California as a personal haven.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: LESLEY KERNOCHAN

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