Tumbleweed
Paul Cauthen Lyrics


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If tumbleweed were you've been
Right up your sit taken by the wind
The tumbleweed when you're coming home
You know put it in your moth and you by now
Which travel all alone

Roll on me, roll on me, to me
My tumbleweed

The tumbleweed you need to slow it down
You're trap in your vanity so long
You can't pull yourself out
You tumbleweed turn around while you still can
There's always been an open door for all to help

Roll on me, roll on me, to me
My tumbleweed

Roll on me, roll on to me, roll on me, roll on me, to me




My tumbleweed
Your tumbleweed, your tumbleweed

Overall Meaning

In the song Tumbleweed by Paul Cauthen, the lyrics explore the idea of feeling lost and directionless in life, much like a tumbleweed carried by the wind. The opening lines suggest that the singer sees the tumbleweed - a symbol of rootlessness - as a reflection of the directionless state they find themselves in. The phrase "taken by the wind" also implies a loss of control or agency, further emphasising the feeling of being adrift.


The chorus of the song is a plea for the tumbleweed to "roll on me", suggesting that the singer wants to absorb some of its wanderlust and freedom. This is an interesting contrast - on one hand, the singer is acknowledging the lack of direction they have in life, but on the other hand, they are yearning for the very thing that symbolises it. In the second verse, the lyrics urge the tumbleweed to "slow it down" and turn around, implying that the singer recognises the dangers of living a directionless life. They also mention an "open door for all to help", suggesting that the solution to feeling lost is to seek help and guidance from others.


Overall, the song Tumbleweed is a poignant exploration of the feelings of being lost and without direction, but also a call to action to seek help and find one's way. The use of the tumbleweed as a symbol throughout the song is a clever and effective way to convey these themes.


Line by Line Meaning

If tumbleweed were you've been
If you've been wandering aimlessly and alone like a tumbleweed


Right up your sit taken by the wind
Blown away by your own decisions and actions


The tumbleweed when you're coming home
The loneliness you feel when you return home after wandering


You know put it in your moth and you by now
You've become so familiar with the feeling of loneliness that you've accepted it as a part of you


Which travel all alone
The journey of life is a solitary one


The tumbleweed you need to slow it down
You need to take a break and slow down your journey


You're trap in your vanity so long
Your ego has kept you trapped for too long


You can't pull yourself out
You can't break free from your own ego


You tumbleweed turn around while you still can
You need to change direction before it's too late and you're stuck in the same place forever


There's always been an open door for all to help
Help is always available if you're willing to ask for it


Roll on me, roll on me, to me
Come to me for support and help


My tumbleweed
I am here to help you through your journey


Roll on me, roll on to me, roll on me, roll on me, to me
Repeat of the same message of seeking help and support


Your tumbleweed, your tumbleweed
The journey of life is unique to you and you alone




Writer(s): Paul Mark Cauthen

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@DaPlainTruth1

56 y/o black guy here and i listen to all genres of music. Always have always will. With that being said Paul Cauthen has recorded some of the best music I've ever listened to in my life!!! Why more.people don't know of his music is beyond me If i was stranded on a deserted island with music, I'd definitely want it to be my Paul Cauthen playlist!!!!💯💯💯

@travishenslee5705

I love it. We just got married and used a few of his songs!! He has found a place in our heart!!

@MelMcgurk

This song always makes me cry. My guy tours for weeks/months at a time. We both love Paul. I call my guy my tumbleweed because of this very song.

@squachyjinks

I stumbled on you tonight. I can't stop listening. Brings me back to memories of riding with my grand dad in his elcomino to the corner store for a fishing trip.

@c.b.patterson2156

Anthony . Roos Nice. My Grandpa had a 1960 El Camino. I use your ride with him in
Listening to Hank Williams. Love Paul's voice

@ramjam4618

Fantastic sound Mr Cauthen!

@TheBluceRee

Such an amazing song.

@c.b.patterson2156

Paul is amazing. Powerful voice. Got hang with him at the 2017 Tumbleweed Festival

@oliviabyrne6760

Sounds great!!

@kevince6220

Love everyone of his songs

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