"Weightless" as written by Jack Bassam Barakat, Robert Ryan Dawson, Alexander William Gaskarth, Zachary Steven Merrick and Matthew Bach Squire....
Manage me, I'm a mess
Turn a page, I'm a book half unread
I wanna be laughed at, laughed with, just because
I wanna feel weightless and that should be enough

Well I'm stuck in this fucking rut
Waiting on a second-hand pick-me-up
And I'm over getting older

If I could just find the time
Then I would never let another day go by
I'm over getting old

Maybe it's not my weekend but it's gonna be my year
And I'm so sick of watching while the minutes pass as I go nowhere
And this is my reaction to everything I fear
'Cause I've been going crazy, I don't wanna waste another minute here

I make believe that I impress
That every word, by design, turns a head
I wanna feel reckless, wanna live it up just because
I wanna feel weightless 'cause that would be enough

If I could just find the time
Then I would never let another day go by
I'm over getting old

Maybe it's not my weekend but it's gonna be my year
And I'm so sick of watching while the minutes pass as I go nowhere
And this is my reaction to everything I fear
'Cause I've been going crazy, I don't wanna waste another minute here

This could be all that I've waited for
(I've waited, I've waited for)
And this could be everything I don't wanna dream anymore

Maybe it's not my weekend but it's gonna be my year
And I've been going crazy, I'm stuck in here

Maybe it's not my weekend but it's gonna be my year
(It's gonna be my year)
And I'm so sick of watching while the minutes pass as I go nowhere
(Go nowhere)
And this is my reaction to everything I fear
(Everything I fear)
'Cause I've been going crazy, I don't want to waste another minute here


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"Weightless" as written by Robert Ryan Dawson Jack Bassam Barakat

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  • +4
    General CommentNot gonna lie, it kinda bothers me when people say they were "scared it wasn't gonna be ATL" or something like that. Honestly, if they wanted to try a new sound for one of their songs, people should respect that. I really like this song, and it doesn't sound much different than the tracks on "So Wrong..." and "Put Up..." But whatever, haha.

    And I'm pretty sure everyone has nailed the meaning of this song. It's just about living life and not wanting to sit around wasting it.
    samsoutdancingon March 26, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti agree with everyone, i was scared listening to the first few seconds of the second
    but the chorus fucking blows my mind! i love it, and can't wait for Nothing Personal!
    _headoverheelson March 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen i first heard the beginning of this song, i was SO scared. It sounded super poppy, but its growing on me.
    I think its basically about getting out and living your life.
    allxtimexlowon March 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this is hitting kind of personal, because I am stuck in a rut right now as a freshman at a community college while all of my friends are off at universities starting their new lives and I'm still at home. I'm sick of feeling like this, like I'm "stuck" here with no idea what I want to do with my life and afraid everyone is going to move on with their lives and forget about the girl they left behind at home. I just want to be free, to be find a direction and go. I don't want to sit here, growing older and older in the same house I've been in for 19 years, while everyone around me has moved on.

    I want to feel weightless.
    ellie117on March 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst few seconds of the song kind of suck but it gets better.

    if i'm not mistaken, isn't this about being involved in the music industry? unless that's a different song, idk.
    this song could pretty much relate to almost anyone, really in any situation.
    evenstarsbreakon March 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about how he's just scared of wasting his life doing nothing and that's his biggest fear. This song has really grown on me. I can't stop listening to it.

    And to the person above about whether this song it about the music industry, that one is a different one.
    recitethison March 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song gives me butterflies in my stomach.
    i love it so much.
    it basically sums up everything im feeling right now in my life.
    fucking amazing.
    atl never fails to impress me.
    sowrongitsmorganon March 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I agree with allxtimexlow,I had the same fear the second it started I was like "oh god please please please get some ATL into it" but as it goes on it definatly gets more of there style in it.I agree this songs about wasting away life.The chours for this song is sick,and gave me goose bumps the second it came up,I love it.
    But uh to evenstarsbreak,theres a couple songs on this album about the whole record labels and the music industry,but this one isn't one of them,but yes theres a couple songs he's written for the album about that.
    Ayyogetlowon March 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And maybe it's not my weekend
    But it's gonna be my year"
    fuck yes.
    this is the soundtrack to my life.
    danyellxon March 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHella legit song. Like most people, I was scared the first few seconds, but this is by far my favorite song right now. Reminds me of TOYPAJ Blink mixed with HelloGoodbye. With that aside, I think it's just about sitting at home on a friday night when all your friends are out and you're stuck at home doing something like homework.
    CodyFallsForthon March 25, 2009   Link

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