"Deadweight" as written by Beck Hansen, John Robert King and Michael S. Simpson....
On a highway unpaved going my way
You're so alone today
Like a ghost town I've found
There's no relief, no salt in the sea
Is it true what they say
You can't behave
You gamble your soul away
Measuring your dreams of this life seems
Like the gristle of loneliness

Don't let the sun catch ya crying
Don't let the sun catch ya crying

Like an nice age nice days
On your way sipping the golden dregs
On a rip tide freaks ride
Sleep inside a parasite's appetite
Oh say can't ya see the chemistry
The parasites, the cleanup fee
Death leather hands recycled cans
Get well cards to the hostage vans

Don't let the sun catch ya crying
Don't let the sun catch ya crying

You're a dead weight right straight
On your way sunk in the midnight shade
Skies burn eyes turn
Learning to counterfeit their disease
In this town where we roam
We bluff our souls on canteen patios
Drink the greatest draft
The music drags the music drags the music drags

Don't let the sun catch ya crying
Don't let the sun catch ya crying

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"Deadweight" as written by John Robert King Beck Hansen

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    General Commentgosh i'm really surprised that there isn't a comment about this song...anyway i really like this song and the video is a masterpiece...i think the song is about the society works on us, an d how we act but i'm not sure...
    schoofchenon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti looooooove this song!!!!!!!!!
    M_C_R_5_5_5on July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with you schoofchen; the video's pretty awesome, it's great. It works well with the lyrics too, and watching it helps get the drift of the song.

    On the literal level, I'd say the song's about a summer holiday which you're unable to enjoy, and makes you feel pretty sad, realising just how lonely you are.

    On a deeper level, it feels to me like being detached from a purposeless life, detached just like you were on holiday. You're lonely, you feel empty, you feel there's no end to it all, you just don't care anymore, you never had any real goals anyway. "Deadweight" is a reference to being effectively a non-functioning and useless part of society. My guess anyway.

    One way or another, it's a song about despair in life, not in an emo nor angsty way, but in a hopeless laid-back way instead.

    Also; this song's chorus has to be one of my favourite one-liner choruses. I think it's a really nice song.
    Jaspon June 04, 2008   Link

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