"Carry That Weight" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Boy, you gotta carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
Boy, you gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time

I never give you my pillow
I only send you my invitation
And in the middle of the celebrations
I break down

Boy, you gotta carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
Boy, you gotta carry that weight
You're gonna carry that weight along time


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"Carry That Weight" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +3
    General CommentThe Beatles were not a "1960's pop group"
    aa284982jfon August 31, 2008   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningYou're all so close. In a radio interview last year it was revealed that this song is about John's breakdown in a professional relationship with his... accountant! Slightly adapted to sound like a romance (reference to pillow) it takes a different direction. But initially John's accountant being non communicative was the fuel for the lyrics. Once you know this it makes you smile instead of feeling sad. Go on give it another listen.
    Gwladyson January 17, 2012   Link
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    General Comment(this is part of a medley on Abbey Road) the I never give you..... couplets are about getting very close to a relationship with someone where there is a mutual feeling, but never managing to actually take the last step. the carry that weight bit is about having to deal with difficult things that dont go away quickly, but the idea of carrying them...you keep going. abbey road is one of the best albums ever.
    lucyintheskyon July 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAm I the only one who thinks this would have made a good song on its own?
    MiracleDrugon April 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song would've been good on its own but it's even better right after the also awesome "golden slumbers"
    omnijohnon July 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the "I never give you my pillow / I only give you my invitation / and in the middle of the celebrations / I break down" is the saddest, loneliest line. It's being in the middle of what should be the happiest time, a time of success and celebration, and being about as far away from all of that as you could possibly be because of the emotional distance between you and the one person you want close to you.
    NorthWriteron August 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeing a nervous friend!
    IanoDublinon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is an ok beatles song, for me though it wrecks the beautiful golden slumbers
    cateylon June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGolden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes

    GOLDEN slumbers kiss your eyes,
    Smiles awake you when you rise.
    Sleep pretty wantons, do not cry,
    And I will sing a lullaby;
    Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

    Care is heavy, therefore sleep you;
    You are care, and care must keep you.
    Sleep pretty wantons, do not cry,
    And I will sing a lullaby;
    Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

    Thomas Dekker - 17th Century

    PS: Kiss off, McCartney!
    Cyrano_de_Texason October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't think "Rock them" was a phrase used in the 17th century???
    Psomionon March 11, 2005   Link

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