"Weight of It All" as written by and Nate Nathanson....
I'm weak when you miss me
When you roll me on your tongue
When you whisper me your best moves
I almost believe you
But you don't know me at all

I'm covered by lovers
Who recite lines
Convinced that their bodies
Are gonna save mine
But you don't know me at all

Show me where the sun comes through the sky
I'll show you where the rain gets in
And I'll show you hurricanes
And the way that summer fades
Underneath the weight of it all

I spend days stupid
Nailed to your floor
And I spent nights pushed against you
Trying to keep warm
But you don't know me at all

Show me where the sun comes through the sky
I'll show you where the rain gets in
And I'll show you hurricanes
And the way that summer fades
Underneath the weight of it all


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"Weight of It All" as written by Matt Nathanson

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    General CommentTo me, this song details a previous relationship that didn't work out, but is also talking about a relationship that is just starting. Even though he wants this new relationship to work out, it looks as though he's still going to end up giving too much to his new significant other.

    "show me where the sun comes through the sky" and then i'll show you all of these other wonderful things, but he still isn't getting what he needs . . .
    its_delicateon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is explaining how one begins to feel after having suffered many painful heartbreaks. whether it was from multiple people or just one person. I think its showing what a person becomes after having been used over and over by a person or people. "I'm weak when you miss me, when you roll me on your tongue" meaning that when you are so consumed by someone you will let them walk all over you when they need to. "you whisper me your best moves, and i almost believe you" explains that through the lies this person is telling you, you are so compelled to believe them that you let yourself, but deep down you still know they are misleading you.. "i'm covered by lovers,
    who recite lines
    convinced their bodies
    are gonna save mine
    but you don't know me at all.."
    I think this verse explains that this person who is hurting you will constantly say whatever it takes for you to do what they want or need, but still never taking you into consideration.

    The chorus is absolutely amazing, "show me where the sun comes through the sky, i'll show you where the rain gets in and i'll show you hurricanes, and the way the summer fades, underneath the weight of it all" such beautiful lyrics but such a sad undertone. I relate to this because to me the chorus is showing how broken this person is, that underneath "the weight of it all" no sun is shining, that the summer is irrelevant because the rain always comes through to bring you down. the rain being the person who hurts you
    "i spent days stupid nailed to your floor
    and i spent nights pushed against you
    trying to keep warm
    but you don't know me at all"
    i think this verse explains the sacrifices one makes for another when that other person needs you, but they arent there for you at all. that no matter how much you give of yourself, this one person will never know you, or even try to .
    I know this sounds all too depressing but this song explains perfectly a much too long relationship I carried on with someone. The song brings me to tears everytime I hear it. Its truly beautiful.
    muzik1101on March 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOld relationships left him feeling bitter and negative about love. He's talking about new girls who have fallen for him and they are caught up in a whirlwind romance. Meanwhile, he's basically saying that though you're happy now (the sun), he knows it isn't everlasting (the rain). So what's the point?

    I guess he's just heartbroken. Everyone feels this way at some point.
    cubbyblueson February 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat is just a great chorus "i'll show you where the rain gets in and i'll show you hurricanes". its good stuff.
    teen_spiriton February 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMatt Nathanson - how can you capture me so eloquently? How!?!
    JDSalingeron February 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe live version of the song has extra lyrics at the end:

    u pick me up just to put me down again underneath the weight of it all
    finallyfreeon April 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmatt is awesome, great guy, amazing live, this song is about a relationship thats not working out, the girl points out the positive things in the relationship ("show me where the sun comes through the sky") and the guy points out whats wrong with the relationship and why they should break it off ("ill show you where the rain gets in")...thats all i feel like typing...it seems like every song matt sings is my life in brief...
    Shukeon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell he's talking about one girl in general who he really fell for then got heartbroken so here:

    i'm covered by lovers,
    who recite lines
    convinced their bodies
    are gonna save mine
    but you don't know me at all..

    he is talking about all the girls he's been with since the one who broke his heart and he tries to get over her by having sex with other girls but it doesn't work.

    show me where the sun comes through the sky
    i'll show you where the rain gets in
    and i'll show you hurricanes
    and they way that summer fades
    underneath the weight of it all


    that's about him wanting to go back to the first girl and all that they could do for eachother
    meeeeowwon October 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its a relationship thats not mutual between them. one person really cares about the other and is really opening up, but the others really apathetic about the whole situation and doesnt wanna get too close to the other
    agm5on May 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI relate this to having an insensitive, selfish lover. the song starts with "I'm weak when you miss me" because the narrator really wants the person in their lives permanently. "When you whisper me your best moves, I almost believe you..." because the lover is manipulative, using false promises to get what they want. And the narrator knows that it's all false "But you don't know me at all."

    "Covered by lovers..." I take to mean that because this lover being sung about is not always around, the narrator tries to move on, while others try to make them happy. But all the singer can focus on is "But YOU don't know me at all."

    The chorus explains a lot about the song. This person is feeling repressed, with all the talk of rain and hurricanes, underneath the weight of it all, while the other person - while living selfishly - sees only sunlight.

    "I spent days stupid, nailed to your floor..." I take to mean that regardless of how their lover treated them, the narrator remained standing there, taking everything. "Nights pushed against you, tryin' to keep warm..." I think is self-explanatory. But their lover doesn't take the time to know them, regardless of what they're doing for them.

    Summer means nothing when dealing with a selfish lover.
    JustineByrrdon June 16, 2010   Link

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