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"The Weight" Lyrics

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Genre:Classical, Ethnic/Folk, Rock
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I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin' about half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head
"Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"
He just grinned and shook my hand, and "no", was all he said

Take a load off Annie, take a load for free
Take a load off Annie, and, and, and you put the load right on me

I picked up my bag, I went lookin' for a place to hide
When I saw karma and the Devil walkin' side by side
I said, "Hey, karma, come on, let's go downtown"
She said, "I gotta go, but m'friend can stick around"

Take a load off Annie, take a load for free
Take a load off Annie, and, and, and you put the load right on me

Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothin' you can say
It's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waitin' on the Judgement Day
"Well Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"
He said, "do me a favor son, won't ya stay and keep Anna Lee company?"

Take a load off Annie, take a load for free
Take a load off Annie, and, and, and you put the load right on me

Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog
He said, "I will fix your rack, if you'll take Jack, my dog"
I said, "wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man"
He said, "that's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can"

Take a load off Annie, take a load for free
Take a load off Annie, and, and, and you put the load right on me

Catch a cannonball now, to take me down the line
My bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time
To get back to Miss Annie, you know she's the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone

Take a load off Annie, take a load for free
Take a load off Annie, and you put the load
Put the load, put the load, put the load right on me
  • submitted by Sierra (moderator) on September 20th, 2005
  • corrected on December 15th, 2013

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    Like 009-10-2006 02:03
     
    I love this song. I worked at a summer camp and a bunch of the male senior staff members sang this song with just their guitars, and a hermonica. It was truly the best radtion ever done. The chorus of this song is talking about someone that is my dearest friend for all time. She is always there wanting to help me. She always has an open ear for whatever is on my mind.
    Like 027-06-2006 01:08
     
    I love this song. It has a happy and calm sound. This is truely an awesome song.
    Like 010-01-2006 06:36
     
    This song is incredible..it's so chill...but very very moving. I don't quite know what it is about the song, but it almost has a "holy" or soulful meaning to it, the way that it is sung that is. Some kids from my school sung it at a concert and it was juts done so well! it makes you want to sing along with it. Oh hooray for the 1960's! Whoppah!
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