"When The Weight Comes Down" as written by Christopher Robertson, Jonathan Michael Lawhon, John Frederick Young and Benjamin Daniel Wells....
Lights out on 42nd street in New York City
The Ohio's runnin' backwards down in Louisville, Kentucky
There's a fire on the plains of Kansas City, Kansas
Somebody dropped the bomb
The Louisiana swamps are turnin' red
The Memphis train ain't ever gonna run again
There's a fog rollin' on to Boston, Massachusetts
Who's got the smokin' gun

So where to you wanna be
When all hell breaks loose
Where do you wanna go
When the weight comes down
Watch for foreign soldiers
They'll try to break your neck
And I just wanna break your heart

When the weight comes down
Better run for shelter
These times will break your mind
And I just wanna break your heart

There's too much blood down in the Texas oil
The Rocky Mountain Tops are the only place free
What ever happened to the Carolina beaches
I miss those Georgia peaches

So where to you wanna be
When all hell breaks loose
Where do you wanna go

When the weight comes down
Watch for foreign soldiers
They'll try to break your neck
And I just wanna break your heart

When the weight comes down
Better run for shelter
These times will break your mind
And I just wanna break your heart


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"When the Weight Comes Down" as written by Chris Robertson Benjamin Daniel Wells

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    General CommentThis song i think is about war again.

    They talk about all these things going wrong in the world and such but i also think there asking who should we hold responsible. I mean if you read " There's a fire on the plains of Kansas City, Kansas
    Somebody dropped the bomb
    The Louisiana swamps are turnin' red
    The Memphis train ain't ever gonna run again
    There's a fog rollin' on to Boston, Massachusetts
    Who's got the smokin' gun "

    I think there asking who should we hold responsible for all this because alot of things are going wrong all over the place. The memphis trains are never running again and Boston has fog as in the war. And maybe hes a soldier? I dont know im reading it now and it seems to me as in he sees all these soldiers comin in and he wants his GF or everyone to run for shelter...Anyone got any ideas?
    SilverSainton March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthink its about war
    but when the weight comes etc could be about hanging theyll try to break your neck etc the weight is he counterweight in a gallows or the weight used to test it
    ivegotnipplesgregon June 11, 2009   Link

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