you were on my mind at least nine tenths of yesterday
it seemed as if perhaps I'd gone insane
what is it about you that has commandeered my brain?
maybe it's your awesome songs or maybe it's the way
when I look at your face I can tell that you're not going to be stopping soon or even slowing down
and if we keep up this pace pretty soon we'll know the name of every kid and every grown up booking house shows in their town

and if home is really where the heart is
then wer're the smartest kids I know
because wherever we are in this great big world
we'll never be more than a few hours from home
and that's important because I need to travel
I've had this itchin in my shoes since I was just a little kid
and before I had a mini van I road the Greyhound bus
my mom would say "I hope some day you get paid for being Kimya Dawson"

and now I do and it's not much
but it's enough
I've got my Scrabble game, food on my plate, good friends and family
and now there's you understanding why I do the things I do
knowing that you do them too makes me really happy

on the road again
just can't wait to get on the road again
the life I love is makin' music with my friends
and I can't wait to get on the road again

on the road again
just can't wait to get on the road again
the life I love is makin' music with my friends
and I can't wait to get on the road again

from a distance, the world looks blue and green
and the snow capped mountains white
from a distance, the ocean meets the stream
and the eagle takes to flight

(whispering)

do do do do do do do
do do do do do do do
do do do do do do do
do do do do do do do
I'll be your cryin' shoulder
I'll be love's suicide
I'll be do do do do do do
I'll be the greatest man of your life

'cause I like going for hikes and riding bikes
and playing video games in the middle of the night
and I'll stay up late and I wont even care
that we're getting up early to go to the state fair
I'm gonna ride the biggest ride it'll be out of sight
then I'll share an elephant ear with you if you'd like
because we are alive so we've gotta live life
to the fullest you spin the bottle and I'll dim the lights
four five six seven minutes in the closet

you were on my mind at least nine tenths of yesterday
it seemed as if perhaps I'd gone insane
what is it about you that has commandeered my brain?
maybe it's your awesome songs or maybe it's the way
you go straight to the top you're not scared of getting squashed
you know just when to jump off
you're so brave
and then you run to the right it seems there's no hope in sight
and you drop down to the tube that takes you right to level eight

life is a highway and I'm gonna ride it
every day's a winding road yeah
my rollercoaster's got the biggest ups and downs
as long as it keeps goin' round its unbelievable

life is a highway and I'm gonna ride it
every day's a winding road yeah
my rollercoaster's got the biggest ups and downs
as long as it keeps goin' round its unbelievable


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  • +2
    General Commenti love the middle of the song, where she adds a little bit from a lot of famous songs
    (on the road again, by willie nelson; from a distance, by bette midler; one by metallica; and i'll be by edwin mccain)
    so amazing.. i love kimya
    this is one of my favorite songs by her
    if you like this song you should go listen to her song 'i like giants.'
    emilyheartsrockon November 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti. love. kimya.

    i like the whole blending of the songs, like, each part of her has a little bit from a song, i.e., from a distance is a contrast from the metallica bit. It's awesome.

    She's genius. She's so unique and different from most girls with a guitar out there. I can't believe there aren't more comments.
    HWOntoFireon January 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone thing that I love about kimya Dawson is all the nintendo references. I am from the nintendo generation and I don't know of any other songmakers that sing about my childhood memories quite like kimya. This song mentions the secret warp pipe at the end of level two in super mario brothers. The song France mentions monkey ball 2 and anyone else but you( which is actually "moldy peaches") has "up up down down left right left right b a start", the unlimited lives cheat from contra! These are more than pop culture references, they are cherished childhood memories for kids my age. Kudos kimya!
    defearzon February 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat song is the:

    "do do do do do do do
    do do do do do do do
    do do do do do do do
    do do do do do do do"

    from?

    It's driving me crazy.
    jack0on April 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's a part in the lyrics above that just says "(whispering)". The words that she whispers are "Darkness. Imprisoning me. All that I see. Absolute horror. I can not live. I can not die. Trapped in myself. Body my holding cell." from the song One by Metallica.
    TheAlmightyEggon March 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, i hate metallica, but i cant believe theres not more comments, this song is fucking genious! kimya dawson is my hero!!!
    prestonmon May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song always puts me in a good mood..and I love the metallica bit. Love it love it!
    idiotidiotidioton February 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song really makes me so happy it's so real, carefree, and innocent
    eminn3mon February 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant, even without incorporating One-the song that got me into metal-something which has changed my life. This song is so optimistic, unique and honest-staying true to yourself and doing what you love
    River Wolfon March 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!!! :D It's so fun to sing and it always puts me in a good mood.
    makencheezieon March 23, 2008   Link

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