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Peach Scone

Hobo Johnson

Peach Scone Lyrics

[Intro]
Oh, listen up
Young man, there's a—there's a young man, he writes stories
He's a writer, a little writer boy
He falls in love with a girl, girl already has a boyfriend
She kinda loves him back, but not really
They're just really good friends, and that's fine
He understands, it's rational


[Verse 1]
Hi, what's your name? How are you? How’s your life?
Oh, you got a man? Are you in love? If so, what type?
Is it just platonic, strictly just as friends
Or the type that ties you two together 'til tomorrow’s end?
If it is, disregard every time I call you pretty
Though it’s meant sincerely, it’s just my imagination drifting

Brush me off like the dirt on Jay-Z’s shoulders
So I fall to ground, collect myself and get ready to take over your heart
Or at least your spare time

[Chorus]
And I love the thought of being with you
Or maybe it’s the thought of not being so alone!

Hey, the second one’s way sadder than the first one
But I don’t know
I love the thought of being with you
Or maybe it’s the thought of not being so alone!

The second one’s way sadder than the first one
But I don’t know

[Verse 2]
We should go and get a friggin' cup of coffee
And I’ll act friendly and I won’t pull any stunts
But I’m a little stunt puller from birth
So I don’t know what to tell you
If I try to confess my love for... scones

I just wanna say something real quick, please shh, listen
I love... these scones
Just the diversity between the selection they have here
The blueberry, the raspberry, strawberry, pumpkin
Even which is basically a friggin' squash

How they gonna make a scone out of a freaking squash?
Oh, wow, wow
That shit blows my mind
That's Elon Musk just in his little lab cooking up, baby

But what were you talking about?
Oh yeah, your boyfriend made you mad the other day?
What was he saying? Oh, what do I think? Hm...
He was being mean at that part—point?
But I'm sure he's gonna turn around at some... point, as well

And

[Chorus]
I love the thought of being with you
Or maybe it’s the thought of not being so alone!

The second one’s way sadder than the first one
But I don’t know
I love the thought of being with you, whoa, whoa, whoa
Or maybe it’s the thought of not being so alone!

Shit, I love being—I love being loved, but
Don't like crying on the phone

[Verse 3]
Hi, wassup?
Yeah, what’s going on?
Oh yeah, she told me a lot about you, yeah, uh-huh
It’s so great you’re doing all of those things
You should keep doing all of them I think
Oh yeah, my name’s Hobo Johnson
People like to say I'm a rapper, I'm actually not
I produced this myself, I'm hella fucking proud of it
But yeah, she like—she's so nice
She was so nice and cared about me, no one else did
Literally, I don't think I've ever felt love before that

She's a peach... scone
She's a peach scone, yes
And

[Outro]
I love the thought of being with her
I just really hope that she doesn't get hurt, y'know?
They say it takes two years to come back down to Earth
From that lovely place that you’ve been, I heard it’s so nice
Good for you guys, I'm—I'm glad (Being so alone!)
And if you find someone who loves you for who you are
Keep loving 'em, man
'Cause that shit happens like, once in a lifetime, y'know?
And who am I to get in the way of someone living their lifetime Y'know?
And I hope you're doing really well, I haven't talked to you in a while
But uh, I found someone else who really loves me for who I am
But I don't call them enough, and that's why they moved away
I'm gonna call them right now, she wants me to call her
Okay, bye

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  • What inspired the song?

    Hobo Johnson:

    “Peach Scone” is inspired by this girl that I met at this pizza place. I was working at this shitty pizza place shop. And I wasn’t talking to my family at all during this time, and I was living this very weird life. But she was the only person that seemed to really care about me and asked me how I was doing. And, naturally, when you’re fucking lonely and someone cares about you, that just to me, my mind ran with it. So I found myself falling in love with this girl, but she had a boyfriend for four years. So, this song’s basically about me falling in love with someone, who I can’t be in love with. And then me trying to rationalize it and trying to not fuck their shit up. But also, do I love her because I’m just lonely as shit or is it true. You know? So it’s just trying to figure out how you feel about it. But I don’t know where the peach scone metaphor came in. I have no fucking idea. I woke up at 5:00 in the morning and wrote this song, so my brain was just running super weird.

  • What was the songwriting process like?

    Hobo Johnson:

    “Peach Scone” is one of the only songs that I’ve written front to back. I just started first verse, chorus, next verse, chorus, yeah top down. When I wrote it I was super weird. I used to live at my dad’s house and my step mom was fucking crazy, so there was huge problems. I don’t really talk to my mom much. So, that song definitely came from this really insane place. And that’s what the song is about. It’s about your mind taking off. You know? So I was definitely in that weird head space. And I had this warehouse studio space in Sacramento in this big-ass warehouse and I had a little room. There was no one there, just me, sitting there in the dark. So I woke up, and then I immediately just played the riff. And I didn’t mess around at all, I just straight played it. And I recorded it and immediately wrote it. I had my computer in there and my studio stuff, just dark room, 5:00 in the morning. Couldn’t sleep. Just random. I feel like it kind of sounds like that. The song is kind of just a mess of weird shit going on. It was one of the only songs I’ve ever written just straight on the spot, which maybe I should do more.

  • Has the girl the song's about heard the track yet?

    Hobo Johnson:

    She has heard. And she has talked to me since that, but she’s never mentioned it, but I know she knows. She definitely knows, but she hasn’t said anything about it.

"Peach Scone" Track Info