The Weight Lyrics - Jimmy Barnes with The Badloves

The Badloves Flesh and Wood cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1993-12-6
Genre: Rock Blues
Style: Blues Rock/Acoustic/Country Blues
length: 4:27
composer: Robbie Robertson
lyricist: Robbie Robertson
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.

CHORUS:
Take a load off f____, take a load for free;
Take a load off f____, And (and) (and) you can put the load right on me.

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

CHORUS

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, woncha stay an' keep Anna Lee company?"

CHORUS

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."

CHORUS

Catch a cannon ball now, t'take me down the line
My bag is sinkin' low and I do believe it's time.
To get back to Miss f____, you know she's the only one.
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.

CHORUS

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 It Will Be Alright
  • 2 The Weight
  • 3 Ride the Night Away
  • 4 Guilty
  • 5 You Can't Make Love Without a Soul
  • 6 Hell of a Time
  • 7 Brother of Mine
  • 8 Fade to Black
  • 9 Flame Trees
  • 10 Still Got a Long Way to Go
  • 11 Still on Your Side
  • 12 Stone Cold
  • 13 Let It Go
  • 14 We Could Be Gone
  • 15 Love Me Tender