"Rollin' and Tumblin' " as written by and Alex Rosamilia Brian Fallon....
I don't think I'm goin' out anymore
You better find some other body to comfort
When I was trembling, baby, you were a diamond
But you ain't a diamond no more

So what you wanna say is my head is a hurricane
Well l-l-l-let me sleep on that, uh huh, alright
You say I'm hopelessly devoted to misery
Well I don't wanna be so devoted no more, ah yeah

And all of my friends wanna get into Heaven
And all I keep thinkin' is I wish you were here
I heard that they been callin' me The Great Depression
Rollin' and tumblin', breakin' my own heart again

Shimmy shimmy shake, baby, right in my blood stream
I don't know what it was that got in my room
My ticker-tape heart broke and everything shook in here
But I learned it could be worse

So what you wanna say is my head is a weather vane
Spinning with the wind chime, right
Baby I was born on the Fourth of July
Exploding like a firework, ah yeah

And all of my friends wanna get into Heaven
And all I keep thinkin' is I wish you were here
I heard that they been callin' me The Great Depression
Rollin' and tumblin'

And all my friends wanna get into Heaven
And all I keep thinkin' is I wish you were here
I heard that they been callin' me The Great Depression
Rollin' and tumblin'

So should I take everything, all your temporary medicines
Should I take your reds, your blues, and your cocaine
Should I take something to try on the weekend
Should I take everything, or did you mean everything

When I hit the wall, wrecked from it all
You put flowers down on the cold ground
And cry me a river
And assure me I'm crazy
While you question the answers
And then you lean on my best friends
Until you find better weather
And you take a vacation
I heard you got all my letters
Signed, The Great Depression
Baby, rollin' and tumblin'



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    Song FactFor some reason, the lyrics above have been changed and are not what I originally submitted. I tried to edit them again, but it doesn't look like they're changing. Re-posting here.

    I don't think I'm going out anymore.
    You better find some other body to comfort.
    When I was trembling baby, you was a diamond.
    But you ain't a diamond no more.

    So what you wanna say is my head is a hurricane?
    Well, let me sleep on that, uh huh, alright.
    You say I'm hopelessly devoted to misery, well,
    I don't wanna be so devoted no more.
    Ah, yeah.

    And all of my friends wanna get into heaven.
    And all I keep thinking is I wish you were here.
    I heard that they been calling me The Great Depression.
    Rolling and tumbling, breaking my own heart again.

    Shimmy, shimmy shake, baby, right in my bloodstream.
    I don't know what it was that got in my room.
    My ticker tape heart broke and everything shook in here.
    But I heard it could be worse.

    So what you wanna say is my head is a weather-vane spinning with
    the wind chime.
    Right.
    Maybe I was born on the fourth of July, exploding like a firework.
    Ah, yeah.

    And all of my friends wanna get into heaven.
    And all I keep thinking is I wish you were here.
    I heard that they been calling me The Great Depression.
    Rolling and tumbling.
    (Rolling and tumbling.)

    And all of my friends wanna get into heaven.
    And all I keep thinking is I wish you were here.
    I heard that they been calling me The Great Depression.
    Rolling and tumbling.

    So should I take everything?
    All your temporary medicines?
    Should I take your reds, your blues, and your cocaine?
    Should I take something to try on the weekend?
    Should I take anything?
    Or did you mean everything?
    And when I hit the wall, wrecked from it all, you'll put flowers down
    on the cold ground.

    And cry me a river.
    And assure me I'm crazy.
    While you question the answers, and then you lean on your best friends.
    Until you find better weather.
    And you take a vacation.
    I hope you got all my letters.
    Signed The Great Depression, baby,
    ...Rolling and tumbling.
    xheartbreakerxon August 24, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI love the line: "I hope you got all my letters, signed The Great Depression." GA always has a way of bringing a line at the beginning back to completion at the end. The Great Depression line also reminds of the song of the same name by Dave Hause (who was the lead singer of The Loves Ones that GA toured with).
    DarthWaderon September 02, 2014   Link
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    General CommentBrian once said that this song was originally titled "the great depression" but he then changed it, because of the Dave Hause song.

    "Shimmy Shimmy Shake" seems to be a Beatles reference.

    "Wish You Were Here" seems like a reference to Pink Floyd, a song the band would cover later.
    killuglypopon May 04, 2015   Link

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