I hear a wind
Whistling air
Whispering
In my ear

Boy Mercury shooting through every degree
Oh girl dancing down those dirty and dusty trails
Take it hip to hip, rocket through the wilderness
Around the world the trip begins with a kiss

Roam if you want to
Roam around the world
Roam if you want to
Without wings, without wheels
Roam if you want to
Roam around the world
Roam if you want to
Without anything but the love we feel

Skip the airstrip to the sunset, yeah
Ride the arrow to the target, one
Take it hip to hip, rock it through the wilderness
Around the world the trip begins with a kiss

Roam if you want to
Roam around the world
Roam if you want to
Without wings, without wheels
Roam if you want to
Roam around the world
Roam if you want to
Without anything but the love we feel

Fly the great big sky
See the great big sea
Kick through continents
Busting boundaries
Take it hip to hip, rocket through the wilderness
Around the world the trip begins with a kiss

Roam if you want to
Roam around the world
Roam if you want to
Without wings, without wheels
Roam if you want to
Roam around the world
Roam if you want to
Without anything but the love we feel

Take it hip to hip
Rocket through the wilderness
Take it hip to hip
Rocket through the wilderness
Take it hip to hip
Rocket through the wilderness
Take it hip to hip
Rocket through the wilderness
Take it hip to hip
Rocket through the wilderness
Take it hip to hip
Rocket through the wilderness
Take it hip to hip
Rocket through the wilderness
Take it hip to hip
Rocket through the wilderness


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Roam Lyrics as written by Cynthia Wilson Catherine Pierson

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  • +4
    General Comment

    as usual, clever, capricious fun probably best not interpreted too deeply. Most of their songs only seem to be about life and joy; frequently sexual joy.

    case in point:

    • "Roam, if you want to..." a lovely and poetic invitation to explore anywhere one may like on the geography; the terrain of the physical body, visiting all it's best landmarks and leaving no stone unturned.
    • "Take it hip to hip... Rock it through the wilderness" My hat is off to them now for starting so poetically and getting to this intent-laden description. the erogenous spaces between the hips, the very specific "wilderness" therein,
    • "trip begins with a kiss" usually, yes. :)

    Oh, I stop here: you can find the rest, :) (apologies in advance for analyzing such an exuberant, unapologetic song!) -Phase

    warmPhaseon March 01, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    The B-52s specialize in innuendo.

    punkrockchick217on December 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I love this song. The video is rife with innuendo.

    Major Valoron September 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Kate Pierson has that high soprano voice,it sounds like she's almost screaming like the back up singers for Lynard Skynard's "Sweet Home Alabama"...my ears is bleeding.

    Thia007on November 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I\'m new to this website. I\'m surprised this page has the authorship wrong for this song.\n\n"Our friend Robert Waldrop wrote these lyrics and Keith wrote the music for the track -Cindy and I jammed with the lyrics and magic happened - Kate"[twitter.com/theb52s/status/1266450923238256641](http://nhttps://twitter.com/theb52s/status/1266450923238256641?lang=en)

    Laz1on April 12, 2022   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    There's nothing sexual here at all. It's about roaming around the world. Not every song that exists is about sex or drugs.

    DanVitaleRockson February 15, 2023   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Aww, what a cute song. It's one of those songs that just makes you so happy when you hear it.

    noitcelfeRon August 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    damn

    what a voice that chick had.....amazing

    great song too

    daddioon April 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    warmPhase is dead on. Nice work. It should come as no surprise that the B-52's were a very sexually oriented band, but always done in a way that was subtle enough to slip past the censors but speak directly to those with a welcoming ear. The band has a history of lyrics with double entendre'd sexual innuendo.

    I love the song Roam, and not just for its incredible beat, exceptional vocals, and catchy tune. What is meant to seem like an innocent song about vacations is actually a very dirty one about stretching one's erotic permissiveness to the outer boundaries. I picked up on it the very first time I heard and had to smile thinking how many clueless Moms and Dads there are with teeny bopper kids bopping to it!

    Actually, one of the main lines in the song "around the world" is not that all that subliminal to those that know the naughty meaning to that phrase. For fear of being censored here, let's just say it involves the mouth of one partner and EVERY part of the nether regions of the other partner.

    The fact that it is cute and "makes you happy" when you hear it is testimony to the B-52's view that sex IS fun and the ultimate trip and adventure.

    tdnsexy1on March 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
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    I remember this being the theme music to the Peace Corps. back in the day. Trying to get us dumbasses to join. What they don't tell ya is how many women are assaulted sexually and killed in the countries that you pay your own way to... :)

    redshiftdazzleron December 22, 2011   Link

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