Shawn Colvin

I lost the thread I lost the map

It's not a feeling it's a fact

I had it once I was on track

Why won't it stay? I want it back

I see you there in that magazine

You're looking smart you sound supreme

You got such lip you know the street

You been around you took some heat

You mighta killed you might be cruel

You might be stupid but we love you

You're in the paper you're in the air

You're in my head, you're everywhere

I want it back

You're so extreme, you're feast or famine

You got one mission, just like a salmon

You said in life, mistakes are many

How come you never admit to any?

Are you for real or are you bluffing?

You really get me, famous for nothing

And every morning you got a name

In a world where people all look the same

I want it back

I can't give love, I don't know how

I write in code so you won't know

I was on drugs, I took a nap

I didn't mean it, I want it back

I dreamed again of paradise

I floated steady, it felt so nice

to sell your soul, just think of that

I'm halfway there, I want it back

I want it back


Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota) is an American musician. Best known for her hit single "Sunny Came Home" from the album "A Few Small Repairs".

Colvin's formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois, where she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She learned to play guitar at the age of 10. Her first public concert was at age 15 at the University of Illinois campus. Colvin cites Joni Mitchell as a primary influence on her music ... Read More