Weighted down by possessions
Weighted down by the gun
Waited down by the river for you to come

And who socks were you darning, poor darling
While I was away, away too long
I went away to see an old friend of mine
Sister came over and knew she was out of her mind
She says "Jesus has a twin who don't know nothing about sin"
She was half crazy and out of her mind

Weighted down by possessions
Weighted down with a gun
Waiting down by the river for you to come

Her light eyes were dancing she is insane
Her brother says she's just a bitch on a golden chain
She keeps coming closer saying
"I can feel it in my bones, schizophrenia is taking me home"

Weighted down by possessions
I'm weighted down with my gun
I'm waiting down by the river for you to come.

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Schizophrenia's Weighted Me Down song meanings
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    General Commentmost of the time the things we hate about other people are actually just the things that we hate about ourselves that we see mirrored in them.
    louderthanbombson June 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is not only about how thre friends sister is insane but also that everyone is crazy in some sort of way and that it weighs us all down from what we can be/become.
    ohpioneeron July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit's a sonic youth cover.
    maggotbrainon September 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentduh.
    autumninloveon October 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbut as always, half of it isn't in the sonic youth song.
    halmookyon January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn fact, this is a Skip Spence cover of the song called "Weighted Down (The prison song)" with some verses taken from a song called "Schizophrenia" written by Sonic Youth.

    Halmooky is right, half of it isn't in the sonic youth song. The other half is frim Skip Spence. But the way Cat Power combines both songs is great.
    mazettion October 08, 2005   Link

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