Outside, just killing time and making noise
Outside, the daylight comes, the daylight goes
Weightless affairs that weigh less than air weighs
Make no stairways, just stairs, goes nowhere
Don’t dream that it’s a dream it is what it seems
That it’s a dream it is what it seems

Climbing from over-stimulated states
To hearing cold radio and license plates
But don’t dream that it’s a dream it is what it seems
That it’s a dream it is what is seems

Behind every desire is another one
Waiting to be liberated when the first one’s sated

Waterskiing, the water’s soft, the water’s hard
You act nice, a black birthday card, I threw it away
Grown-up life is like eating speed or flying a plane
It’s too bright, it’s too bright

White and black hats
Hide behind each other’s backs
All the time

Behind every desire is another one
Waiting to be liberated when the first one’s sated

Lyrics submitted by gm50

Weightless song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI LOVE this song. I love it when bands/artists can write a song that isn't entirely in 4/4 time. This one is primarily in 3/4. It makes it even better. For realz.
    beautifulon March 17, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationWow there should be more comments on here, this song is amazing.

    I definitely agree with the idea that this song is about growing up and going from the carefree days oh childhood to actually having to deal with reality. The beginning with "just killing time and making noise" refers to just being a kid really but then someone goes and says that kid stuff is pointless and telling you to grow up as it says "don't dream". And then it goes into being a teenager with the "cold radio and license plates". And then it talks about how growing up sucks and there's always something more you wish you could do or wish you would have done. "Behind every desire there's another one waiting to be liberated when the first one's sated" you start to feel like nothing really gets done although you try and try its just a futile cycle. I'm not completely sure what the "white and black hats" is about. Maybe...mood swings? Idk you get old and these things happen.

    Well that's what I got from it. I might be wrong, but either way it's a great song. Definitely one of my favorites
    acenineon July 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. Can't believe there aren't more comments.
    Great freaking song.
    And the 3 feel definitely makes the song..
    himynameisandion May 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGrown-up life is like eating speed or flying a plane.
    It’s too bright, it’s too bright

    well he's obviously talking about how as we start to grow up we all start moving too fast. its so true, and anyone can relate. i love this song!
    takenfromcontexton August 09, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI can't believe there isn't more about this song- I struggled with what this song was trying to say. I think to me, it's about growing up and realizing you're always waiting for the next thing. Being grown up is no fun. Days come and go and we're always waiting on something.
    musicspeakson June 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmeaning to me? its all about getting older, brilliant song and meanings but what the hell are the white and black hats?????????? really want to know what this means, is it an american thing or something? apert from that bit it all makes sense to me.
    evenfunnieron February 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHave you ever eaten "space cakes"? That's what this song's about.

    Obvious drug usage reference. Obviously "weightless" means light headedness that one feels when the shrooms kick in about 45 minutes after eatin' them.

    The rest of the lyrics are typical "streams of conscience" rhetoric that's intended to be obscure simply because when you write song lyrics under an influence of a substance, the meaning's gonna be rather uncertain.

    Amazing song.
    mydreamqueston May 20, 2016   Link
  • -3
    General CommentYou guys are all wrong, no offense. Read it again. This song, along with all of his other songs are about life, and his views on the one and only truth in life.

    Don't believe me? Look up all of linkin parks lyrics, 30 seconds to mars, sting, the list goes on guys.
    Madagnik7on March 12, 2010   Link

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