"Weight Of The World" as written by Bob Marlette, Joseph Scott Sappington, Christopher Jon Dabaldo, Wayne A. Swinny, David A. Novotny and Paul Allen Crosby....
Love to be beside you, The way you smell
The way your lips feel, and your fingernails
The way your fingers crawl up my spine
The way you always make me last in line

[Chorus]
I carry the weight of the world as the past is unfurled
But I won't stop to wonder
Going through this life on my own made me cold as a stone
I'm a ship going under
And I'd tell you this but I don't know how
I'm caving in and I'm falling out and I can't resist
And I can't rebound with the weight of the world as the world falls down

It's the way you thrill me, then pull away
The way you seem to kill me a little more each day
And it's what you're thinking in your twisted mind
The way your body trembles when it's next to mine

[Chorus]

This pain I think about it everyday,
It tells me I'm never gonna get away
I know it's over,
but I can't escape memories and how to face another day

[Chorus]


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"Weight of the World" as written by Christopher Jon Dabaldo Bob Marlette

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    General CommentNo comments? wow.... well, I think this is an awesome song about the pain of a broken relationship. Probably the best song on the cd
    DarkEternalon October 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song was hot live!
    cowgirlon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrics to this song, they're really easy to interpret and to relate to. Saliva Rocks!
    fallenbrokenon June 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome. definetly a underrated song. the lyrics are so powerful.
    boost02on February 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song! I agree it is so underrated! I think its about memories of a loved one. And remembering all the good and bad things they went through. Mabye a breakup, or a death. I think he is stuck in the past And He feels like the world is crashing around him.
    _Selene_on April 10, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI love this song! And it's definitely underrated.

    As far as interpretation goes I think it's about being stuck in a loveless/one-sided relationship. I.e "the way you always make me the last in line" This girl (presumably) obviously doesn't think very much of him, maybe even detests him "trembling" or "pull[ing] away" when he tries to hug her (?).
    Also, the mention of "going through this life on my own" suggests that he's doing most of the work in this relationship. But also, he seems to be developing the same feelings for her, with "twisted mind" and the fact she's "kill[ing] [him] a little more each day"
    Basically this horrendous relationship is falling apart around him and he has no idea what to do about it.

    But that's just my opinion, feel free to disagree :)
    Lederinon August 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it might be about him going to see a prostitute, especially the reference to being made last in line (as if she reserves a spot for him as a 'special customer'), and he's dealing with being addicted to this and to her, and probably also being in love with her or at least having feelings with her, but also hating their interaction and what it's doing to him, and how alone he feels given that this is the only way he can find 'intimacy'.
    Walleyon December 19, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionLyric "correction":

    Love to be beside you, the way you smell
    The way your lips feel and your fingernails.
    The way your fingers crawl up my spine,
    The way you always make me the last in line.

    I carry the weight of the world as the past is unfurled, but I won't stop to
    wonder.
    Going through this life on my own made me as cold as a stone; I'm a ship going
    under.

    And I'd tell you this, but I don't know how.
    I'm caving in and I'm falling out
    And I can't resist and I can't rebound
    with the weight of the world as the world falls down.

    It's the way you thrill me, then pull away.
    The way you seem to kill me a little more each day.
    And it's what you're thinking in your twisted mind
    The way your body trembles when it's next to mine.

    I carry the weight of the world as the past is unfurled, but I won't stop to
    wonder.
    Going through this life on my own made me as cold as a stone; I'm a ship going
    under.

    And I'd tell you this, but I don't know how.
    I'm caving in and I'm falling out
    And I can't resist and I can't rebound
    with the weight of the world as the world falls down.

    And I'd tell you this, but I don't know how.
    I'm caving in and I'm falling out
    And I can't resist and I can't rebound
    with the weight of the world as the world falls down.

    (I feel the weight of the world as it's falling down)
    (I feel the weight of the world as it's falling down)
    (I feel the weight of the world as it's falling down)
    (I feel the weight of the world as it's falling down)

    This pain I think about it everyday,
    it tells me I'm never gonna get away.
    I know it's over, but I can't escape
    memories and how to face another day.
    Sebastian1985on April 03, 2011   Link

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