"Weight of Love" as written by and Daniel Auerbach Brian Joseph Burton....
I used to think, darling, you never did nothing
But you were always up to something
Always had a run in, yeah
I got to think those days are coming to get ya
Now no body want to protect ya
They only want to forget ya

You'll be on my mind
Don't give yourself away
To the weight of love
You'll be on your side
Don't give yourself away
The weight of, weight of love

Dance all night cause people they don't wanna be lonely
Never wanna be lonely
They don't wanna be lonely
You have a thing no one could ever be sure of
Never ever had a pure love
And never no cure from

You'll be on my mind
Don't give yourself away
To the weight of love
You'll be on your side
Don't give yourself away
The weight of, weight of love


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"Weight of Love" as written by Daniel Auerbach Brian Joseph Burton

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    My InterpretationVery simplistic and strong song

    In my opinion it's a song about a guy looking back on their past relationship.

    Starts off with him trusting the girl, thinking she was loyal and innocent. Afterwards coming to realization that she never was, followed by the the hope or perhaps belief that karma will come back around and get her back.
    Almost seems like other people such as mutual friends also see the wrong doing from this girl as well because even they are upset by her and don't want anything to do with her anymore.

    The Chorus follows into the guy admitting that she'll be on his mind but he knows she'll never admit that she thinks about him. He also know's that she'll maintain her disloyal version of their relationship story and she won't admit or be truthful about it.

    Dance all night is in reference to her partying and hooking up with other guys, she does this to fill a void though as she's never able to be alone. She's never had pure love because all her relationships are toxic or end with meaningless love. There's no cure for a girl who's constantly seeking attention from other men and unfaithful.

    The Weight of Love to me in this situation is the after effect of a relationship. You carry the weight of the relationship as you look back into it and see exactly how it was. You always carry that weight around, no matter how amazing or awful that love was theirs always a bad part of it, which is the weight.
    Darrowon June 25, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a father worried/concerned about his teenage daughter as he realizes she is starting her social/affective/sexual life.

    first verse is about him realizing she is growing up and starting to go out. She can't be "protected" anymore:

    I used to think, darling, you never did nothing
    But you were always up to something

    I got to think those days are coming to get ya
    Now no body want to protect ya

    the chorus is about his concern about her:

    You'll be on my mind
    Don't give yourself away
    To the weight of love

    "don't give yourself away to the weight of love" means he wants her to be careful about love and sex, so she doesn't get hurt

    second verse makes reference to partying and hooking up with anyone just because they don't wan't to be alone. Typical teenage behavior:

    Dance all night cause people they don't wanna be lonely
    Never wanna be lonely
    They don't wanna be lonely

    and finally, these lines are about her virginity:

    You have a thing no one could ever be sure of
    Never ever had a pure love
    phaffonsoon August 20, 2017   Link

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