From the recording For Fear of Forgetting

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A love song to my wife, who helps me (metaphorically) to carry the load.

Lyrics

Weight of the World

In the Titan wars
Atlas defied Zeus
His punishment
To bear the sky aloft

Even feathers
Glide to gravity’s pull
All weight complies
To Isaac’s rule

Mostly we all bear it
There are times we share it
Sometimes I carry alone
The weight of the world

But a burden shared is
Halved and better for it
Carry together
The weight of the world

When you see me and say “hey!”
When you blow a kiss and wave
The weight of the world
Just dissipates

In the knowledge of your love
I can do anything because
Finally
I’m free
From the
Weight of the world

And Sisyphus
Pushing his rock up
A hill, only
To watch it rolling back again

Galileo
Drops weights from a tower
Hoping to show
Gravity’s power

Mostly we all bear it
There are times we share it
Sometimes I carry alone
The weight of the world

But a burden shared is
Halved and better for it
Carry together
The weight of the world

When you see me and say “hey!”
When you blow a kiss and wave
The weight of the world
Just dissipates

In the knowledge of your love
I can do anything because
Finally
I’m free
From the
Weight of the world

The world feels so light
The world feels so light
So light feels
The weight of the world

The world feels so light
The world feels so light
So light
The weight of the world


When you see me and say “hey!”
When you blow a kiss and wave
The weight of the world
Just dissipates

In the knowledge of your love
I can do anything because
Finally
I’m free
From the
Weight of the world

The weight of the world
The weight of the world
The weight of the world
Evaporates

The weight of the world
The weight of the world
The weight of the world
Just evaporates