Shawn Colvin

China gets broken

And it will never be the same

Boats on the ocean

Find their way back again

I am weaving

Like a drunkard

Like a balloon up in the air

I am needing a puncture and someone

To point me somewhere

I'm gonna keep my head on straight

I just hope it's not too late

Open up the gate I go straight on, steady on

Steady on!

I was feeling imploded

A wooden smile, a wooden heart

Then things exploded

Like rockets in the dark

Now I'm pulling out splinters

And I'm off to hibernate somewhere

For the nuclear winter

Of another love affair

'cause he seemed like a miracle

I ate it up like cereal

But it was something like shrapnel

Steady on!

It's like ten miles of a two-lane

On a south dakota wheat plain

In the middle of a hard rain

A slow boat or a fast train

I am gonna keep my head on straight

I'm gonna keep my head on straight

Steady on!


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