"Take the Weight" as written by and Steven Ansell Laura Carter....
Everyone comes in and out
Staring like a cinema
Shut these doors
You're wrapped up in a uniform
Just a cigarette away
From shedding tears

You're screaming for someone to come
And pick you up and take the weight... off
I can't sleep, it's just too hot
I can't sleep and I can't believe...

...just how far it's gone
Every day and night
How to get along
How they could be wrong
Wish it could be me

Money's earnt and money's spent
The claws have got a hold again
You count each step
The television therapy
Is no attempt at remedy
Your needs aren't met


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    General CommentIt should be;
    'Money earnt and mony spent'
    'The television therapy is no attempt to remedy the new torment'

    I just love this song. It is one of my favourites.
    whatifmaybeon January 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenteveryone comes in and out
    staring like a cinema
    well shut these doors
    you're wrapped up in a uniform,
    just a cigarette away
    from shedding tears
    screaming for someone
    to come and pick you up
    and take the weight

    off, off
    i can't sleep, it's just too hot
    i can't sleep and i can't believe
    just how far it's come
    every day and night
    how to get along
    how they could be wrong
    wish it could be me

    the money's earned the money's spent,
    the claws have got a hold again
    you count each step
    the television therapy is no attempt
    at remedy your needs aren't met
    screaming for someone to come
    to come and pick you up
    and take the weight


    (lyrics from album booklet)

    I absolutely love this song. To me it's about how many people in "modern" (or is it post-modern already?) societies are unhappy. Everything is happening so fast, there's no peace and quiet and you can't be yourself, you have to conform to what society expects from you, which brings a lot of weight on people's shoulders (which they for some reason should hide). People get depressed and attempt to buy happiness. But material things can't fill up the emptiness you feel. You just need to express yourself, share the way you feel, you need someone to take the weight off.
    brainisinthedirton February 26, 2009   Link

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