"Weighed Down" as written by Stephen Daniel Mason, Matthew Ryan Bronleewe, Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell and Matt Odmark....
Light of the world
Are you still here?
And are we illuminating?
When love becomes a delicate display
So weak dissolved by anything

Love lies here waiting all alone
Can a king be a king
Weighed down?

Our hearts a bubble maker's dream
Moved on by winds of everything
As we deny that love is still the king
Not as weak as we make him out to be

Love lies here waiting all alone
Can a king be a king
Weighed down?

Weighed down
Weighed down
Weighed down
Weighed down


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"Weighed Down" as written by Dan Haseltine Charlie Lowell

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    General CommentThis song is questioning whether we're able to appreciate and love Jesus when we are wrapped up in the problems and stresses of our own lives -- even a king can be "weighed down" and lose himself. As we place things in front of Jesus in our lives, we see that he's more important than we think he is. The most important line is the first line of the refrain -- that love (Jesus) is waiting for us to return.
    japhyon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI also think it refers to when churches lose themselves and concentrate more on what the church looks like, then the One who is supposed to be the center of the church.

    "when love becomes a delicate display"
    The church's love for Christ turns into effort to make the church itself look beautiful or appear perfect, by fancy, expensive displays or rules made up by men.

    "As we deny that love is still the king
    Not as weak as we make him out to be"
    By concentrating more on man made rules, we are denying that Christ is the King, because we are adding to the bible, thinking that it needs more to it. They make it seem like God's rules aren't good enough. They make Him out to be weaker than He is.

    "The Lord says: 'These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.'" -Isaiah 29:13
    malli321on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI definitely agree with malli321. I believe the song speaks to Christians who have lost sight of the fact that our walk with God is all about love. I believe it also speaks to various denominations of the Church. While all of us have been guilty of it at one time or another, the song takes a fairly blatant stab at Catholicism in particular. Listen for the background vocals around 1:45 in the song singing “Precious rosary.” With all of the rituals and rites that Catholics claim to be necessary for salvation, Jesus is forced into the co-pilot's seat.

    "Light of the world are you still here?"
    Obviously Jesus is the Light of the world. This means that the rhetorical question posed is making the point that in the midst of all of the religion, Jesus has become obscured.

    "And are we illuminating?"
    Jesus is the light, and we are to reflect His light. When He is covered up by man-made traditions, the next question to follow is whether or not we are truly living as burning fires for the world to see, consumed by love.

    "When love becomes a delicate display"
    Many believe that love for God is best shown in weekly practices and ceremonies. This line speaks against that, suggesting that love is instead something different; it is wild, it is unpredictable, it is passionate. Love cannot be tamed to one hour long service in a week. It can't be forced into our altar calls or modern worship services either. Love is a lifestyle that will affect every aspect of your life.

    "Our hearts, a bubble maker's dream...moved on by winds of everything"
    I believe this line suggests that we'll believe whatever comes our way. We'll quickly absorb the next new idea to hit the wind from Rome without first testing it against the Scriptures. If the song really does speak to, in part, Catholics, than this line could be about many of their doctrines which are unfounded in Scripture.

    "As we deny that Love is still the king"
    I changed the word Love to have a capital 'L' here because:
    Jesus is our king-->Jesus is God-->God is love
    I might really be going out on a limb here but I think that you can pull from this that God is the one waiting all alone because we have left Him out of the equation. It's been buried by a human intellect that we have begun to hold in greater esteem than God Himself. He’s not part of it…HE IS IT!!! Anyway what I get out of this song.

    God bless!
    heirbornSTUDon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a lament for what we're making God out to be, when he's not, and how we're being so selfish about this "religion" when it should be our "faith"
    thefrogon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUmmm just so you know it says "passion smoldering" not precious rosary...
    reytimon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUmmm just so you know it says "passion smoldering" not precious rosary...
    reytimon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPer Matthew 5:14, I do wonder if the "light of the world" sung about here is the Church and not Christ Himself. Because the third line, "And are we illuminating," brings the singer into the picture. The song seems to be looking for the missing Church and not its Head when framed that way at the outset, especially in light of the line, "As we deny that love is still the king not as weak as we make him out to be."

    I believe this song to be a challenge issued to and a questioning of the writer, the listener, and the Church, not Jesus.
    Zudrakon March 12, 2014   Link

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