"The Weary Kind" as written by and Ryan/burnett Bingham....
Your heart's on the loose
You rolled them seven's with nothing to lose
This ain't no place for the weary kind

You called all your shots
Shooting 8 ball at the corner truck stop
Somehow this don't feel like home anymore

And this ain't no place for the weary kind
This ain't no place to lose your mind
This ain't no place to fall behind
Pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try

Your body aches
Playing your guitar and sweating out the hate
The days and the nights all feel the same

Whiskey has been a thorn in your side
It doesn't forget
The highway that calls for your heart inside

And this ain't no place for the weary kind
This ain't no place to lose your mind
This ain't no place to fall behind
Pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try

Your lover's warm kiss
Is too damn far from your fingertips
You are the man that ruined her world

Your heart's on the loose
You rolled them seven's with nothing to lose
And this ain't no place for the weary kind


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"The Weary Kind" as written by Ryan Bingham George Ryan Bingham

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    MemoryI don't think the song's that much about redemption as it is the portrait of a man who'd lost it all. The singer urges the man to change his ways and give life one more chance (thus "Pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try").

    This song really sings to me back when I was depressed myself, feeling really down like the man in the song. The singer talks about the man's loss of hope, living life the same way one after the other after losing and ruining life and love with a woman. He spends his days as if he has nothing to lose, hanging out at the truck stop or bar, lamenting by singing songs and remembering his loss. Alcohol doesn't help him as much in forgetting than in reminding him about having to move on.

    The singer encourages him to move on, saying that the world isn't a place for weak-hearted people, and the place he's in (maybe a bar or truck stop) isn't the place to die or be depressed. In some ways, this song reminds me of the Eagles' Desperado song, also about the singer asking a wanderer to come home.

    A depressing song, but beautifully written and sung, and it gives some kind of hope to the listener. It did to me too; I relate a lot to the man in the song, and I'm glad to have this song to accompany me in late night drinking sessions.
    chris127on April 20, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song won the oscar a few weeks ago and it's got no comments?!

    I can't really relate to the lyrics, which are probably about redemption after living selfishly and foolishly.

    The "rolling thunderstorm" that is the drums gives me the shivers a little bit.
    cgodfreyon March 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah this song is very good and won too. The guitar in this song is beautiful.

    It fits the movie perfectly if you've seen Crazy Heart.
    BrandNewAVAon March 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIf you watch the movie, the character is writing the song while he is lying in the bed of his lovers family home. I think the song is written from that perspective. It's about how he doesn't belong in a stable and safe family lifestyle because he is not that kind of guy.

    "Playing your guitar and sweating out the hate" - It's a great line and perfect for the movie!
    FullDevilSocceron September 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with FullDevil-- I think this song is about a guy who has done some pretty bad things in their life (be it booze, womanizing etc.) and has finally found a place where he could be absolved of some of those sins (I like to think its a woman). Yet, he can't forgive himself for his past and instead needs to leave this place (or woman) because he doesn't quite think he deserves it. Instead, he searches for the "the highway that calls for your heart inside"
    Slev1822on January 05, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThe world even with all it's beauty is a harsh and unforgiving place, it's full of loss, suffering and anguish however it's our responsibility to insert the things that make us happy to make sure there's more happiness than pain, thus this ain't no place for the weary kind. Others have their own struggles and their own pain they have to overcome and in that regard we're all competing to achieve happiness thus making the world a place in which we cannot afford to fall behind nor lose our mind. This song points out the reality that no matter how bad we perceive a situation to be, it is our reaction to that turmoil that dictates the severity or the triviality of it. Happiness is a light switch can turn on or off whenever we want. In this example Bad Blake's light switch turns on when he picks up his crazy heart and gives it one more chance. I can't help but to notice a bit of well justified cynicism in this song, the truth is the strong survive and the weary need to get it together.
    Anwarmadon June 21, 2017   Link

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