tire swing lyrics – kimya dawson

i took the polaroid down in my room
i’m pretty sure you have a new girlfriend
it’s not as if i don’t like you
it just makes me sad whenever i see it

cause i like to be gone most of the time
and you like to be home most of the time
if i stay in one place i lose my mind
i’m a pretty impossible lady to be with

[chorus:]
joey never met a bike that he didn’t wanna ride
and i never met a toby that i didn’t like
scotty liked all the books that i recommended
and even if he didn’t, i wouldn’t be offended

i had a dream that i had to drive to madison
to deliver a painting for some silly reason
i took a wrong turn and ended up michigan
paul baribeau took me to the giant tire swing
gave me a push and he started singing
i sang along while i was swinging
the sound of our voices made us forget everything
that had ever hurt our feelings

[chorus]

now i’m home for less than 24 hours
that’s hardly time to take a shower,
hug my family and take your picture off the wall
check my email, write a song and make a few phone calls
before it’s time to leave again
i got one hand on the steering wheel one waving out the window
if i’m a spinster for the rest of my life
my yarns will keep me warm on cold and lonely nights

/ kimya dawson lyrics