The Weight

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"The Weight"
The Weight cover
Bonus album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Red Album) (International Version)
Released June 11, 2008
Recorded N/A
Length 4:32
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Robbie Robertson
Producer(s) N/A
Status Officially released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Weezer (The Red Album) (International Version) track listing
"The Angel and the One"
"The Weight"
Weezer (The Red Album) (International Deluxe Edition) track listing
"The Weight"
Weezer (The Red Album) (UK Version) track listing
"The Angel and the One"
"The Weight"
"Life's What You Make It"
Weezer (The Red Album) (UK and Japanese Deluxe Edition) track listing
"The Weight"
"Life's What You Make It"

"The Weight" is a song by folk-rock group The Band. A cover of the song by Weezer was released as a bonus track on international versions of The Red Album.



The cover is performed acoustically and features both lead vocals from Scott Shriner and Rivers Cuomo, with Shriner singing the majority of verses.



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I pulled in to Nazareth, was feeling 'bout 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, "No" was all he said

Take a load off, Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off, Fanny
And you put the load right on me

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

Go down Miss Moses, there's nothing you can say
It's just old Luke, and Luke's waiting on the judgment day
"Well, Luke my friend, what about young Anna-Lee?"
He said "Do me a favor son, won't you stay and keep Anna-Lee company?"

Crazy Chester followed me and he caught me in the fog
He said "I will fix your rat 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?"

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

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