well i'd snap to attention
if i thought that you knew the way
i'd open my mouth
if i had something smart to say

i bought a stack of books
i didn't read a thing
it's like i'm sitting here
waiting for birds to sing

let's do it again
come on, let's do it again
please, let's do it again

the hum of the clock
is a faraway place
the azalea air holding your face
you're lying down
and the moon is sideways
from the hot to the cold
it never gets old

i spend all my energy
staying upright
and i like the masking noise quiet
of your breathing nearby

i want you lazy science
i want some peace
are you the future?
show me the keys

when i accelerate
i remember why it's good to be alive
like a twenty-five cent game

maybe this weight was a gift
like i had to see what i could lift

i spend all my energy
walking upright


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    General CommentI feel privileged to be the one who comments first on this song. I am surprised no one has commented on one of the best songs I have ever heard, and all I do is listen to music (since I was 16 or so) and I am 28. The best way to describe the build up and ending of this song is that it is an ethereal experience, given the right environment and mood. I wish I had more people to discuss this with, but it is not to be.

    "I spend all my energy walking upright".
    ..
    art_corvelayon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe whole 'lazy science' bit and the 'i spend all my energy walking upright'. This song seems to me a comment on evolution of man. like the way we evolved to stand on two feet and the weight that this bears on our bodies. of course it isn't literal but almost definitley a metaphor for something else, like a mental weight being bore down on him...but ya. I guess this is a good enough starting point for now.
    nEmoGrinderon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis songs use of base is breathtaking. The constant referall to the album title "weight is a gift" with the question of "maybe this weight was a gift?" is questioning whether god put us on this earth. Nada getting deep.
    bigadrobboon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit is a great song.
    sounds like something you'd play on a road trip.
    cause some things in it,
    relate to driving
    "when i accelerate, i remember why its good to be alive"
    like the person in it, wasted away the year, or soemthing
    "bought books and didnt read i thing"
    like he knows he's wasting his life at what he's doing
    "walking upright"
    and gets away.

    i love the chorus.
    the way his voice sounds, and everything comes together with the drums.
    gives me an infinate feeling.
    truely amazing.
    BAMsayson November 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me it sounds like he's been able to get over a depression or some sort of crisis which he's describing at the beginning of the song.

    in the end it seems that overcoming it has made him stronger than before and he reflects on it in a positve way ("maybe this weight was a gift
    like i could see what i could lift")

    i think
    rubioon December 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first few times I heard this song I misheard the lyrics:

    "maybe this weight was a gift
    like i had to see what i could lift"

    I thought it was

    "maybe this wait was a game
    like i had to see what i could win"

    Next time you listen to the song try to hear that - I think it sounds better.
    DKVilleon February 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe only thing disappointing about this song is the title.
    BelialCaron March 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYou guys had good points, but it goes wayyy deeper than that, trust me.
    Madagnik7on March 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song - the only part I don't get is the "like a 25 cent game" line - what does that mean? You can download this song for free @ adf.ly/…
    enlgishmajoron August 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely amazing. And guys it's obviously talking about love. Lot's of references. Just read it. lol
    tb94steelerson September 20, 2011   Link

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