"Weigh" as written by and Mike Gordon....
I'd like to cut your head off so I could weigh it, what do ya say?
Five pounds, six, pounds, seven pounds
I'd like to go to your house and gather all your razors and pick all the
little prickly hairs so I can weigh them, what do ya say?
Five pounds, six pounds, seven pounds
I'd like to gather all your friends and squish them all into a small
swimming pool so I can weigh them, what do ya say?
Five pounds, six pounds, seven pounds
Why weigh on a sunny day?
So much to do so why, why weigh?
On a sunny day, why wei-igh-hey?
Why weigh, why weigh?
I'd like to hear my options, so I can weigh them, what do ya say?
Five pounds, six pounds, seven pounds
Why weigh on a sunny day?
So much to do, so why, why weigh?
On a sunny day, why wei-gh-hey?
Why
Oh Why
Oh Why
Oh Why
Oh Why
Oh Why

Oh Why
Oh Why
Oh Why
Oh Why
Oh Why
Oh Why
Why weigh?


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"Weigh" as written by Mike Gordon

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  • +1
    General CommentRift is a concept album, meaning that every song is a part of a broad thematic vision. In this case, Phish has taken on the "break-up album".

    Mike Gordon's lyrics are always humorous, absurd, and strikingly clever. I believe that the narrator of the song is simply conveying the extent of his emotion towards his ex-girlfriend. He is so angry, and frustrated, that he wants to do these cruel things to get even and/or pay attention.

    The emotional reverse in the chorus ( "why weigh on a sunny day") expresses the return of reason and the lapsing of unbridled irrationality.
    bjengles3on March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it means, so much is per say 'on your shoulders' take for instance the line, "i'd like to gather all your friends and squish them into a small swimming pool so i can way them, what do you say? 5 pounds..." meaning... how do they really effect you? by putting -weight- on your shoulders, giving you stress or something to worry about? How much do they 'weigh' on your shoulders? r pounds? 6 pounds? Are they benificial at all? Yea i deffinitaly think thats what its saying.. THINK ABOUT IT
    OysterPhishyheadon September 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoa.........oysterphishyhead was my songmeanings sn 2 years ago

    sooooooooo weirddddddddddd


    hi me two years ago :)
    whatshernameon November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbjengles3 is correct...I never actually had proof, but I always listend to this album thinking about a breakup I went through....ironic...

    This is a hate song....everything is 5, 6 or 7 pounds..

    Your head = you are not bright (average head weighs about 10 pounds or more)

    stubbles in a razor = you got hairy legs, girl (how many stubbles would it take to weigh 5 pounds, imagine that many in one razor)

    friends in a swimming pool = you got no friends (even 1 would weigh 100lbs min)
    Elahrairahon March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis has always meant as a song that is "mocking science" in a way. There are so many things going on and so many things to enjoy (sunny days), why weigh? Why must we spend our time worrying how things fit into the systems we have developed (weights and measures). F@CK it! go outside and play! Phish has always been about making the absolute best out of every moment and this song exemplifies that.
    mkisupaon November 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis has always meant as a song that is "mocking science" in a way. There are so many things going on and so many things to enjoy (sunny days), why weigh? Why must we spend our time worrying how things fit into the systems we have developed (weights and measures). F@CK it! go outside and play! Phish has always been about making the absolute best out of every moment and this song exemplifies that.
    mkisupaon November 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had recently been contemplating the meaning of this song within the context of the break up theme and came up with this thought. The song could be about avoidance by asking completely unrelated questions. Maybe he doesn't care about the state of the relationship, or is oblivious about the situation in the same way he casually sleeps diagonal when his partner isn't there. For at least one person, a break up begins in a whirlwind of doubt. "I'd like to know my options, so I can weigh them. What do you say?"
    Oh Injury!on August 25, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI'd like to cut your head off so I could way it" - Cutting the 'head' or main cola from a marijuana plant.

    "pick all the prickly little hairs so I could weigh them" - little hairs on marijuana plants.

    "squish them into a small swimming pool so I could weigh them" Indeed a good idea for weighing pounds, using a kid size pool. :)

    "I'd like to hear my options so I could weigh them" If I had options during a situation like this, I'd like my 'options' to be Haze, Sour Diesel and some Blueberry please.

    "Why weigh on a sunny day" - Exactly. If you have that much, no need to weigh.

    Interesting to see the interpretations of this song. After you've grown lots of marijuana plants, it all makes sense! I didn't get it at first...for a long time.
    TheFolderon August 04, 2008   Link

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