"Heavy" as written by and Pat/stafford Monahan....
Complicate this world you wrapped for me
I'm acquainted with your suffering

And all your weight
It falls on me
It brings me down
And all your weight
It falls on me
It falls on me

Hold me up to all whom you've deceived
Promises you break you still believe


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Heavy" as written by Nikolaj Juel Christiansen James Andrew Denham

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY

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    General CommentI always kind of saw this song as being from Jesus' POV. Maybe it's with me being a Christian, but I seem to find religious meanings for majority of Collective Soul's songs.

    "Complicate this world you wrapped for me
    I'm acquainted with your suffering"

    This could be Jesus speaking to God in the first line with how God sent his Son to this world to help us. The 2nd line is about how Jesus understands our sufferings and can help us through them.

    "And all your weight
    It falls on me
    It brings me down
    And all your weight
    It falls on me
    It falls on me"

    That's pretty much what we should do as Christians. Give our worries to Jesus, and he'll take care of them for us.

    "Hold me up to all whom you've deceived
    Promises you break you still believe"

    This pretty much says that we should hold Jesus up and speak of him to non-believers. It will help spread the Gospel. Then even if we are sinners, Jesus will forgive us if we ask and decide to change.
    buffyfan145on January 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means just as it sounds. The singer obviously thinks that someone is weighing him down with there emotions.
    Frito_Banditoon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBout how a person can weigh you down, and to not let others pull you down. Possibly the most famous Collective Soul song ever.
    Cuevoon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I don't think the lyrics are too complicated, the songs obviously seems to be about having someone else's burden thrust upon you. I love the guitar lick at the beginning with stereo from one side of the car to the other while driving! :P
    2MellowYellowon June 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    beastieboyon January 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song means what it pretty much says. Someone is pushing him down with their problems, and weighing him down. Or he simply doesn't like them, and they keep pulling him behind by tagging along.
    stixx_n_stringson February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEveryone's right, except that it's not just someone weighing that person down, but their parent who has a lot of mental baggage and stuff.
    flyingdaitchmanon March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has a kick ass guitar! nuff said! rules
    adrianp15on July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis riffing and stereo effects in this song is really cool. Apparently a local Boston DJ named Jay Severin also thinks so, because he uses the riffs from this song as the theme to his conservative radio news commentary show. I wonder what Collective Soul thinks of their song being used for the them to his show.
    stoolhardyon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes there is a grammar mistake and some bad writing in my last comment, so please don't go laughing at it, because I can't edit it...
    stoolhardyon August 22, 2005   Link

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