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Heavy Cross
Gossip Lyrics


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It's a cruel, cruel world to face on your own
A heavy cross to carry along
The lights are on but everyone's gone
And it's cruel

It's a funny way to make ends meet
When the lights are out on every street
It feels alright but never complete
Without joy

I checked you
If it's already been done, undo it
It takes two
It's up to me and you to prove it

On the rainy nights, even the coldest days
You're moments ago but seconds away
The principal of nature, it's true but
It's a cruel world

We can play it safe or play it cool
Follow the leader or make up all the rules
Whatever you want, the choice is yours
So choose

I checked you
If it's already been done, undo it
It takes two
It's up to me and you to prove it

I trust you
It's already been done, undo it
It takes two
It's up to me and you to prove it

I checked you
If it's already been done, undo it
It takes two
It's up to me and you to prove it

I trust you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Heavy Cross" by Gossip speak to the struggle of facing the world alone and carrying the weight of one's own burdens. The singer describes the world as "cruel" and the cross they carry as "heavy," emphasizing the difficulty of moving forward. Despite feeling alone and abandoned, the singer acknowledges that it is up to themselves and another person to undo what has already been done and prove themselves strong enough to face the challenges of life.


The singer goes on to describe the feeling of making ends meet in a world where the lights are out on every street. While things may feel alright, they are never complete without joy. The rain and cold only serve to emphasis the harsh reality of the world. The principal of nature may dictate the way things are, but that does not make it any less difficult.


The song concludes with an empowering message to the listener. The choice is theirs to make, whether to play it safe or make up their own rules. The singer trusts the other person and knows that with their help, they can face the world together and prove themselves capable of handling whatever may come their way.


Overall, "Heavy Cross" is an empowering anthem that speaks to the universal struggle of carrying one's own burdens while facing a harsh and unforgiving world. By emphasizing the importance of trust and teamwork, the song encourages listeners to take control of their own destiny and rise to the challenges they face.


Line by Line Meaning

It's a cruel, cruel world to face on your own
Facing the world alone is difficult and harsh


A heavy cross to carry along
The burden of living is heavy and challenging


The lights are on but everyone's gone
While things seem bright, everyone has left


And it's cruel
Life is cruel and unfair


It's a funny way to make ends meet
Making a living in strange ways can be humorous


When the lights are out on every street
In hard times, there is darkness all around


It feels alright but never complete
Despite feeling okay, life is still not fulfilling


Without joy
Joy is missing from life


I checked you
Examining your authenticity


If it's already been done, undo it
If something is not right, it must be fixed


It takes two
Two people are needed for things to work


It's up to me and you to prove it
Together, we must make things happen


On the rainy nights, even the coldest days
Even the worst moments can be endured


You're moments ago but seconds away
The past is not far behind and can catch up quickly


The principal of nature, it's true but
The natural order of things is cruel and unforgiving


It's a cruel world
The world we live in is unfair and harsh


We can play it safe or play it cool
We can take risks or be cautious in life


Follow the leader or make up all the rules
We can follow the crowd or create our path


Whatever you want, the choice is yours
You have the power to choose in life


So choose
Make a decision and take action


I trust you
I have faith in you


It's already been done, undo it
If something was done wrong in the past, it must be corrected


It takes two
Two people are necessary for things to work out


It's up to me and you to prove it
We must work together to show the truth


I checked you
I have examined you


If it's already been done, undo it
If something was done incorrectly, it must be fixed


It takes two
Teamwork is necessary for things to work


It's up to me and you to prove it
Together, we must take action to demonstrate the truth


I trust you
I have faith in you




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: HANNAH BLILIE, MARY BETH PATTERSON, NATHAN HOWDESHELL

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@IvanaJanette

It's a cruel, cruel world to face on your own
A heavy cross to carry along
The lights are on but everyone's gone
And it's cruel
It's a funny way to make ends meet
When the lights are out on every street
It feels alright but never complete
Without joy
I checked you, if it's already been done
Undo it
It takes two, it's up to me and you
To prove it
On the rainy nights even the coldest days
You're moments ago but seconds away
The principle of nature, it's true but
It's a cruel world
We can play it safe or play it cool
Follow the leader or make up all the rules
Whatever you want, the choice is yours
So choose
I checked you if it's already been done
Undo it
It takes two and it's up to me and you
To prove it
I trust you, it's already been done
Undo it
It takes two, it's up to me and you
To prove it
I checked you, if it's already been done
Undo it
It takes two and it's up to me and you
To prove it
I trust you



All comments from YouTube:

@shradhakarumbaiah463

In 2024 still rocking it ❤

@connyslayer4661

Same here and will be rocking it for several years coming forward. ❤

@user-lb4eh1jf7e

Its fourteen year old? No way😮

@hamburgcowboy

Always

@antonwiemers1793

@@user-lb4eh1jf7ealmost 15 😮

@gcgirl6330

🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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@obnoxious_alien

This song was such a big hit in Germany, it used to be everywhere

@paprikaghoul

It still is!

@swedishmake-upgeek5650

That’s because it’s awesome

@eliask2179

Hahaha das Intro von Betrugsfälle

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