"Weight Of The World" as written by and Benjamin Lloyd Jolliffe Simon Mitchell....
A continent of doubt weighs heavy on my mind
How long can my brittle bones bend?
Before they yield and snap

I don't wanna know
'Cause I'm so scared
It's not gonna get easier than this

'Cause it's too much to bear, my darling
The weight of the world
And I would carry it for you
But please don't ask me too
'Cause the weight of the world
Is a burden I can't bear

Maybe it's gravity
that pulls her to my chest
Not the fear that she is the source of what little strength I've got left

I don't wanna know
'cause I'm so scared
It's not gonna get easier than this

'Cause it's too much to bear, my darling
The weight of the world
And I would carry it for you
But please don't ask me too
'Cause the weight of the world
Is a burden I can't bear

My horizon lies a jagged line
Oh I can clearly see
The mountains I've yet to climb
I'll get there if it kills me


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"Weight of the World" as written by Fraser Macleod Taylor Benjamin Lloyd Jolliffe

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    General CommentI can't believe this has no comments?
    I'm not really sure what this song is about, but I'm thinking a relationship that's not going so well?
    I have no ideaaa, but I'd love to know :')
    This entire album is amazing.
    <3
    nobodydontdancenomoreon September 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's definately about a difficult phase of your life, perhaps when a relationship isn't working as smoothly as you'd hoped.

    A lot of the time I look for the hidden/deeper meaning in lyrics, but I think this is simply about a relationhip with a girl he has or had because of the female references in the song.

    I think he's feeling that he is starting to really doubting if the relationship is working for him. He'd love to pull through and get to the other side, but he knows that it'll be difficult and it will be the equivilant of carrying the 'Weight of the World' on his shoulder.

    'Maybe it's gravity that pulls her to my chest, not the fear that she is the source of what little strength I have left':

    One of the best lines I've ever heard. It pretty much sums up the meaning of the song for me, conveying that he's naturally being pulled towards her because that is sub-consciously normal to him, in the sense of them being together, but she is sucking the life out of him.

    Like I say, I always look for the deeper meaning but hopefully I've summed the meaning up there.
    MichaelHutcheonon March 30, 2011   Link

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