"When The Weight Comes Down" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gordon Sinclair....
Afternoon, see a guy with rubies on his head
And he's shifting like shifting like he was dead
And he's hearing something, she never said
On his way back home, under his bed

When the weight comes down
When the weight comes down

In the night there's a girl who doesn't mind her ragged sleeves
Knowing someone soon is gonna grieve
And a man he tells her a story, she just won't believe
Called "Adam never could do right by Eve"

And the weight comes down
And the weight comes down
And the weight comes down
Down on you, down on me
And a girl walks by the burning bush
She asks "what's going on here man?"
And he smiles, says "open wide, wide, wide"

In my dreams, a candy coated train comes to my door
With a little girl, I can't have anymore
You know a letter washes up to the shore
That I cannot read and I probably should ignore

When the weight comes down
When the weight comes down
When the weight comes down


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"When the Weight Comes Down" as written by Gordon Sinclair Gordon Downie

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    General Commentwow. i cant believe no ones posted anything about this song. as of now, it is definitly my FAVOURITE hip song... so morbidly beautiful like most hip songs. I LOVE IT
    dashipon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've always kind of thought of this song as being about a relationship that just never got off the ground. The first indication, for me, is the line "he's hearin' something she never said...".

    The verse "in my dreams, a candy coated train comes to my door
    with a little girl, I can't have anymore
    you know a letter washes up to the shore
    that I cannot read and I probably should ignore" to me sort of captures the pain of wanting to be with someone and not knowing whether or not they feel/felt the same. At the same time, by saying that he "probably should ignore" the "letter", it seems like he's over this person, but it has taken quite a while.

    Maybe I'm way off, but it's the way I'll continue to see this song since it reminds me of someone I love.
    jonbh45on May 30, 2007   Link

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