"Heavyweight" as written by Jeremy Taggart, Duncan Coutts, Steve Mazur and Raine Maida....
I'm looking for a sign that I can't see
The good the bad is somewhere in between
These warning signs, and the servant grinds, me down
The kids are building fires by their homes
The smoke is sending signals out in code
These safety suits, these parachutes
I don't know

Gotta stop, drop, roll

When all these walls come down
They'll shake us
We fight not to be, not to be weightless
Oh when all these stars hit ground
They'll wake us
We fight not to be, not to be weightless

I'm choking on the words that I cant say
My lungs are full but everything's misplaced
And these junkyard dogs, these cherry bombs, go off
The sun, the sky, the moon will fall apart
Come tumbling down just like a house of cards
These fire escapes, and this lush landscape, it fades

When all these walls come down
They'll shake us
We fight not to be, not to be weightless
Oh when all these stars hit ground
They'll wake us
We fight not to be, not to be weightless
Weightless

I can feel this heavyweight hanging around my neck
I can feel your heartbeat bringing me back
Back again

When all these walls come down
They'll shake us
We fight not to be, not to be weightless
Oh when all these stars hit ground
They'll wake us
We fight not to be, not to be weightless
Be weightless
Be weightless


Lyrics submitted by lotoazul

"Heavyweight" as written by Jeremy Taggart Duncan Coutts

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    General CommentThis song is a response to the actions of Chris Benoit's double murder, suicide. He was a *heavyweight* champion (2005) WWE wrestler for whom OLP wrote the song "Whatever" as the theme song for his WWE entrances. It was used from 2002-2007. He died 6 days after his last match, on June 25, 2007, after killing his wife and seven year old son. OLP retired the song "Whatever" in 2012 out of respect. If you watch the video for "Heavyweight", the intro reads: "A former boxer escapes to country after a hard fought career. He has a dream of teaching what he's learned to young, disenfranchised youth, pairing wisdom and christian moral values with physical fitness, and self defense. He dedicates his home, and the rest of his life to this pursuit, but soon found himself up against his greatest opponent ever, himself." The general medical consensus is that Chris Benoit's breakdown was caused by Concussion Syndrome. Shorlty before the breakdown, Chris had made plans to leave the WWE to start his own wrestling school, after spending time at Lance Storm's school in Calgary, and said his goal was to retire to teach youth in Georgia.
    bpunkyon June 29, 2016   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationThis is a love song.

    He's saying that life gets confusing and it can be hard to find your way. With all the chaos and varying opinions and temptations, it's hard to find the "signs" that point to what's right and help you stay true to your values. It's easy to just let go, become "weightless" and be dragged along by the rush of opinions and press and information overload.

    In the midst of this, the singer indicates that his partner (presumably a woman) is the heavyweight or the anchor that holds him in place and keeps him from being lost in the rush. She reminds him of who he is and what really matters in his life so that he can stay true instead of becoming weightless.
    Sylviedon April 10, 2012   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationOLP is back!!
    I don't think this is necessarily a love song -that's not how I interpret it. It gives me more of a 'fighting for strength' sort of impression. The walls will inevitably crash; what holds you in place and gives you security now WILL fall; but right now we're fighting so we don't fall down with those walls. We don't want to be weightless when the most critical time of our life draws near.
    john785on May 06, 2012   Link

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