"Dear Future Historians" as written by Roughton Reynolds, Christopher John Batten, Liam Rory Clewlow and Robert Rolfe....
I never walked on the moon
I never saw the pyramids
I was never struck by famine or fortune

I'll never experience the world you inhabit
I'll never experience the world you inhabit

I never swam with dolphins
I never sang from a mountaintop
I was no inventor and no archaeologist

I fret not, I fret not
For I've made my own discovery
I fret not, I fret not
For I've made my own discovery
I fret not, I fret not, I fret not
I fret not, I fret not, I fret not
Just put your weight on my shoulders

For when I dive into your iris
My brain erupts
Into biochemical mayhem
And I feel like a man with two hearts, with two hearts

I fret not, I fret not
For I've made my own discovery
I fret not, I fret not
For I've made my own discovery
I fret not, I fret not, I fret not
I fret not, I fret not, I fret not
Just put your weight on my shoulders

Put your weight on my shoulders
Put your weight on my shoulders
Put your weight on my shoulders
Put your weight on my shoulders
Put your weight on my shoulders (so put your weight on my shoulders)
Put your weight on my shoulders (so put your weight on my shoulders)


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"Dear Future Historians..." as written by Liam Rory Clewlow Christopher John Batten

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    My OpinionWell, so, in my opinion this song is about conformism with the world we have with a subtle touch of despair and melancholy.

    "Today's world is consequence of yesterday's acts."

    So I think Enter Shinkari is being cynical here when they say "Put your weight on my shoulders".
    In other songs like, for instance, "Gap in the fence", they encourage people to do things and to change the world we live in and this one looks to me like totally the opposite. Hence the irony.

    Anyway, as I was writing this, it came to my mind the idea that he could actually be saying the contrary.
    Maybe he's telling the future historians: "Hey, be grateful because you live in a cool nice world thanks to our efforts, you're welcome"

    Just some thoughts :)
    Denfiskssonon May 09, 2016   Link

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