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"Rollin' and Tumblin'" - The Gaslight Anthem [Audio Stream + Lyrics]

Jarrett Hoffman

by Jarrett Hoffman

Published June 24, 2014

The Gaslight Anthem have just released the first single from their upcoming fifth studio record. You can listen to "Rollin' and Tumblin'" streaming in the player above.

The deeply personal track is propelled by a straight-up pounding kick drum, with staccato guitars bouncing in and out throughout the verses, before the chorus comes in with a powerful vocal melody. The layers start to build at the song's bridge, with huge cymbal sounds and bright guitar leads carrying the song to its all-too-abrupt end. The lyrics may sound dark at first, but among drug-addled angst, Brian Fallon's gravelly voice adds a glimmer of hope. Listen to the track above.

"Rollin' and Tumblin'" will be on Get Hurt, due out August 12th on Island Records. Buy the single and pre-order the record via iTunes.

The Gaslight Anthem "Rollin' and Tumblin'" Lyrics:

I don't think I'm goin' 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 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, aw yeah

And all of my friends wanna get into heaven
And all I keep thinkin' is "I wish you were here"
And 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 weathervane
Spinning with the wind chime, right
Baby I was born on the Fourth of July,
Exploding like a firework, aw yeah

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

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

So should I take everything?
All the 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?
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,
I signed "The Great Depression"
Baby, rollin' and tumblin'

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Source: Gaslight Anthem Vevo YouTube Channel

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