"Heavy Boots" as written by and Daniel Dodd Wilson Nicole Atkins....
The boots you wear are heavy
Rest now, I’ll wear them for a while
And as you lie there sleeping
I’ll walk down, and retrace every mile

All the lines around your eyes
Show the battles deep inside you
They are no match for me
They are no match for me
They are no match for me
And what I wouldn’t do,
To wear your heavy boots
To wear your heavy boots
To wear your heavy boots

The sea is wide and angry
It’s merciless, and waits for you to drown
Your arms are tired from swimming
The violence is written on your brow

I will take away the hurtful words
And swallow them with courage
They are no match for me
They are no match for me
They are no match for me
And what I wouldn’t do
To wear your heavy boots
To wear your heavy boots
To wear your heavy boots

The warriors are waiting
For you, outside on the street
And though you’re only waking
Rush now, you’ll never miss a beat

All the hungry virgin eyes
With the scorpions in their smiles
When their greedy fingers rise
They are no match for me
They are no match for me
They are no match for me


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"Heavy Boots" as written by Wilson Dan Burton Nicole Atkins

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    General CommentI adore this song.

    This song is set as her relationship is ending, or has ended. The demise appears to be linked to some troubles that her boyfriend was experiencing. These troubles or "heavy boots" are likely a combination of inner battles and outward struggles. She wants so badly to fix anything she can, and as a result, she offers to wear the boots and "retrace every mile." Although she repeats that the boots "are no match for me," this repetition feels just as much a truth as an attempt to convince herself that it's true - that his battles are no match for her. She yearns to make it better. The sea represents the world around them, a consuming world that tires its swimmers and "waits for you to drown." But she again insists that these troubles are no match for her, and she would give anything to wear his "heavy boots" to alleviate the pain and to show even those with "scorpions in their smiles" that they "are no match for [her]."
    metalandmemorieson August 21, 2011   Link

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