Weight of the World

Amy Speace

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Amy Speace

Amy Speace is an American singer-songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland, who is a former Shakespearean actress notable for her critically acclaimed music.National Public Radio described her voice as "velvety and achy" and compared her to Lucinda Williams. The singer was based in Jersey City, N.J. but has moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Her music is receiving positive critical attention. Speace's song, "Weight Of The World", has been covered by singer Judy Collins on her 2010 album "Paradise". In 2012, she supported Alejandro Escovedo on his UK tour in June and July. more »


Year:
2010
5:16
151 
#2

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

I still see my brother Michael, 
Pressed and polished, shaking hands down at the store
Everyone had come to see the all-star hop the greyhound bus and go to war
He punched me in the arm to say goodbye
It was the first time that I saw our father cry

I kept all my brother?s letters tied in ribbon in a box beneath my bed
Every night I read by flashlight with the covers in a tent above my head
His words said ?Not to worry, doing fine?
It was his way of trying to ease my mind
While I was trying not to read between the lines

The weight of the world, too heavy to lift
So much to lose, so much to miss
It doesn?t seem fair that an innocent boy 
Should have to carry the weight of the world

Then it was football games and homecoming and 
Picking out our dresses for the prom
With my brother in some desert dodging bullets when he wasn?t dodging bombs
While we went from the land of brave and free
To just being afraid to disagree
While I was being brought down to my knees by

The weight of the world, too heavy to lift
So much to lose, so much to miss
It doesn?t seem fair that an innocent boy 
Should have to carry the weight of the world

It was the middle of December when the Army sent my brother home at last
While the flagpole by the football field flew the colors half-way down the mast
The wind blew cold and snow was coming down
Still everybody turned out from our town
As we laid my brother in that frozen ground

The weight of the world, too heavy to lift
So much was lost, so much was missed
It doesn?t seem fair that any boy or any girl
Should have to carry the weight of the world

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

Written by: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN

Lyrics © DO WRITE MUSIC LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Weight of the World Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Weight of the World Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 29 May 2022. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/21985324/Amy+Speace/Weight+of+the+World>.

    Missing lyrics by Amy Speace?

    Know any other songs by Amy Speace? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Weight of the World

    41,066
    145     5

    more tracks from the album

    Into The New: Alternates, Leftovers, And Orphans

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    Who's the Spanish duo behind "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie"?
    • A. Baccara
    • B. Pereza
    • C. Dúo Dinámico
    • D. Las Grecas

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Amy Speace tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Movies in which is played

    Weight of the World

    »