"Overweight" as written by and Justin Furstenfeld....
Ever carried the weight of another?
For how long?
I walk as far as they need to recover
For how long? (ha!)

I want to carry a piece of who I was before
So when I hit the wall, I really hit the wall
I want to tear away the death again
A whiter shade of fucking meth again
I want to stick to clues, I want to come unglued
I want to shape the world to fit the way you move
Oh, should I listen for a dress size?

I owned up, I've grown up, do you remember me?
I showed up and so what if I'm the used to be
I'm here to tell you that I'm sorry I was sorry
But I'm happy that you're happy
This is no longer about me

Trade rules, switch sides for your beautiful eyes
Let him be you through your beautiful cries
Let him hold you up so you can touch affordable skies
Live your life just like a dream
Without the pain of goodbyes
Goodbye!

Ever carried the weight of another?
For how long?
I walk as far as they need to recover
For how long?

I been a drunk disrespectful little street punk
Unlock the back of my trunk
You see, you take this bat
And bash my head into the street again
No-ones around so I keep beating it

Pull my hair back, look me in the eye
There's a self-destructive meaning in the bleeding of a guy
It's the guilt of what reality has given me
Making sense of all mistakes and my stupidity
And when you're sick you seem to think
You've failed eternally

And that the people you let in are only crumbling
When you're sick of thinking life in this recovery
When my decision paved the road
That lies in front of me

So to my friends that even call but I don't call back
I want you deep inside my heart upon a hill
It seems to hide sometimes and run away and wonder
I'm really sick of saying sorry but I will

Ever carried the weight of another?
For how long?
I walk as far as they need to recover
For how long?

But are we scared to take the ride?
Or dare to look inside?
I'm floating far away (far away)
I'm floating far away (leaving home)
I'm floating far away (so far away)
I'm floating far away

I want to learn to walk with others as an equal
I want to treat the ones who love me with respect
I want to tell the world I'll give them all a piggyback
And try to take away my negative effect
I want to kiss the girl, I know I'll never lie again
I want to call my dad and tell him that I care
I want to let my brother know
He saved my life a thousand times
Throughout the years he's been my friend
Who's always there

Ever carried the weight of another?
For how long?


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"Overweight" as written by Justin S Furstenfeld

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    General CommentI have a feeling this song would be absolutely immense live.
    abercrombieeon May 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHoly fuck, this song is amazing. It's one of my favorite songs of all time... I bet it would be EPIC live. It can relate to me so well, almost every line [except the 'kiss a girl' one lol]. And I bet it could relate to most people in some way or another. The tune is awesome and it's just fucking beautiful in everyway. As for meaning, I think MozfanMS2 got that one head on.
    DJgifon July 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmozfanms2..you got it!
    This is the one of the best songs out of foiled. How can there be so little comments?
    There should be more blue october fans!
    bleez01on September 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is the part of the album (Foiled) where Justin tries to settle all accounts. The entire song is an apology to all those who had "carried the weight of another" (in this case, him). And he starts off saying that he never wants to forget how bad the bad times were, so he'll "carry a piece of who I was before".
    First apology is to the Ex (the one who hurt him). He apologizes for the things he's done (but particularly the scene from "Congratulations" where he showed up at her wedding wanting to talk to her but his words wouldn't "come out right".
    Finally he lets her know that " I'm happy that you're happy / This is no longer about me" and he tells her goodbye.
    Next is an apology for the hurt he caused (in this case I'm thinking he means to himself, since he seems to be on both ends of the bat) in a physical and emotional way with his "self-destructive" actions and his "guilt of what reality has given me".
    Next come his friends, for the way he treated them when they cared about (and most likely for) him. He wants them to know that they are dear to him and he keeps them "deep inside my heart".
    The final apology is the most general and the most personal. Justin is laying out how he wants to live his life, "as an equal" treating "ones who love me with respect" and wanting to offer the whole world - "a piggyback". He's met the love of his life and wants "to kiss a girl, and know I'll never lie again". After some of the things he's written concerning his dad, he wants to call him "and tell him that I care". And of course, anyone whose familiar with Justin and Jeremy (Listen to "For My Brother") knows how much Justin feels he owes his brother for having "saved my life a thousand times", and that throughout the years of bad times Jeremy has "been my friend /
    Who's always there".
    I think I backed up the last verse on the iPod over and over because it was so incredible, hearing it live (from just a few feet away) was a really special treat.
    MozfanMS2on April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, thanks for that MozfanMS2. Great way to lay it out. Makes a lot of sense now.
    Themactatoron August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentExcellent MozfanMS2! Does anyone else notice how one line here or there throughout the album can apply exactly to you, or an ex, or the one you now love, and the next line applies to someone else and some other time in your life?

    Everything in it seems so universal, eventhough it was very specific for Justin.
    sarahliquidon January 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree sarahliquid...most of it feels like it applies to me on one way or another....
    agirlfromohioon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i agree about it being great live... the high background vocals. the lyrics are good too
    samzzon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can only imagine how awesome it would be to listen to this song live
    Stolensoulon January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt was amazing live, I saw them here in NYC, this is my favorite song by Blue October just for this verse....

    want to learn to walk with others as an equal
    I want to treat the ones who love me with respect
    I want to tell the world I'll give them all a piggyback
    And try to take away my negative effect
    I want to kiss the girl, I know I'll never lie again
    I want to call my dad and tell him that I care
    I want to let my brother know
    He saved my life a thousand times
    Throughout the years he's been my friend
    Who's always there


    This verse just touched me in so many different aspects. I listen to it over and over again on my MP3. Just AMAZING
    Islandnycon June 03, 2008   Link

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