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​Rolling Away

This song is by Dan Bern and appears on the album Fifty Eggs (1998).

Your hand is between my legs
The dog is between our bodies
As I wake up
I am rolling from you
You are rolling from me

Time to join a new religion
Time to overthrow the state
Time to demand all my beliefs are in a new constitution
I can't stop you from cryin'
But sometimes I can lick away your tears

If you look in someone's eyes
More than two seconds now
You better be prepared to fight
I got too much fear
And too much neglect of magical things

I am rolling from you
You are rolling from me
We are rolling away

I caught a cold and for two days straight
My ears have been plugged up
As if my body's saying,
"You don't need your ears
You don't listen anyway."


We need more nose jobs
We need more hair relaxers
More magazine's tellin us there's something wrong with your face
There's something wrong with your face
There's something wrong with your face
There's something wring with your face

I am rolling from you
You are rolling from me
We are rolling away

Some wild creature has taken command
I gave him the keys and now he's stompin' through the house
He has a very busy itinerary
He does not have time for you

I wish I could give you everything
All of me just like before
This last time together
We did everything 'cept fight
We used to fight so good

I am rolling from you
You are rolling from me
We are rolling away

I see beautiful actresses with terrible scripts
And I want to write 'em all a great one
Oh, don't worry baby
I'll write you one too
But I'll also write one for Andie McDowell

I'd love to trade places with a dog for a day
To know what he thinks and what he feels
Does he think about life?
Does he think about God?
Or just about his next meal like us?

So often these days eating Indian food
Passes for spirituality
I don't meditate
I don't pray
But I eat two somosas every day

Oh, go down Moses, go down on me
I do not have the strength to fight
I only pray you treat me gently
These are long, cold nights

I am rolling from you
You are rolling from me
We are rolling away

I cry every day
But beauty shows up
Where you least expect to find it

I am rolling from you
You are rolling from me
We are rolling away

I am rolling from you
You are rolling from me
We are rolling away

I am rolling from you
You are rolling from me
We are rolling away

Written by:

Dan Bern