Tumbleweed
LoveHate Lyrics


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I'm tumbling, tumblin' round
I'm tumbling
My feet don't touch the ground
'Cause I got no, got no place to go
Maybe if I did I'd settle down
My roots would grow

I'm a tumbleweed

I'm tumbling, tumblin' round
I'm tumbling
Like a wind blowing through your town
Got a sharp thorn sticking in my side
On this dusty road I'm goin' for a ride
I'm a tumbleweed

Tumbleweed, bad seed
No one I need
Tumbleweed, bad seed
Got a home on a ghost town highway
Oooh I'm a tumbleweed

I'm tumbling, tumblin' round
I'm tumbling
Someday I will be gone
When I grow old, grow old and pass away
Just spread my ashes on a windy day
I'm a tumbleweed

Tumbleweed, bad seed
No one I need
Tumbleweed, bad seed




Got a home on a ghost town highway
'Cause I'm a tumbleweed

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of LoveHate's song "Tumbleweed" capture the essence of a wandering soul, represented symbolically as a tumbleweed. The singer conveys a sense of aimlessness, constantly tumbling around with no fixed destination. The repetition of the phrase "I'm tumbling, tumblin' round" emphasizes the cyclical nature of their existence, as if they are stuck in a perpetual motion, unable to find stability.


The image of the tumbleweed not touching the ground suggests a feeling of disconnectedness and a lack of grounding in reality. The lyrics hint at a longing for a place to call home, a desire to settle down and put down roots. However, the singer acknowledges that even if they had a place to go, they might still struggle to find peace and stability, as indicated by the line "Maybe if I did I'd settle down, My roots would grow."


The refrain "Tumbleweed, bad seed, No one I need" reflects a sense of isolation and alienation, as the singer sees themselves as an outcast, unwanted by society. The mention of a "sharp thorn sticking in my side" alludes to the pain and discomfort that come with their nomadic lifestyle. Despite this, the tumbleweed finds solace and belonging on the ghost town highway, a desolate yet familiar setting where they feel at home.


The final verse contemplates mortality and the transient nature of life. The tumbleweed muses about their eventual departure, imagining a poetic end where their ashes are scattered on a windy day. This imagery suggests a sense of acceptance and resignation towards their fate. Overall, "Tumbleweed" delves into themes of rootlessness, longing for connection, and the inevitability of change and impermanence.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm tumbling, tumblin' round
I am floating aimlessly through life


I'm tumbling
I am lost and unsure of my direction


My feet don't touch the ground
I feel disconnected and detached from reality


'Cause I got no, got no place to go
Because I have no purpose or destination


Maybe if I did I'd settle down
Perhaps if I found my purpose, I could find peace


My roots would grow
I would find stability and growth


I'm a tumbleweed
I am a wanderer with no fixed abode


Like a wind blowing through your town
I am passing through transiently


Got a sharp thorn sticking in my side
I carry pain and burdens with me on my journey


On this dusty road I'm goin' for a ride
I am navigating a desolate path in search of meaning


Tumbleweed, bad seed
I am an outcast, unwanted and alone


No one I need
I do not rely on anyone for my existence


Got a home on a ghost town highway
I find solace in abandoned places


Oooh I'm a tumbleweed
I am a free spirit, drifting through life


Someday I will be gone
One day, I will fade away


When I grow old, grow old and pass away
As I age, I will eventually depart


Just spread my ashes on a windy day
Let my essence float away with the breeze




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ALYSSA BAGLEY, EMILY SHACKELTON, FEMKE WEIDEMA, LLIZ ROSE

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