Deadweight
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Deadweight!
If I'm honest I'm still distant, staring blankly at the distance.
And if you're stuck on your persistence then how can we coexist?
We're replaceable; we're still breakable, too available brought on ourselves.
So I hold my doubt, hope it levels out.
So I've got my, so I've got my…

…Deadweight buried.
I'm not burning, I'm not burning down I'm empty.
I'm numb to it 'cause it's all memory.
And I try to keep where I've found, I've got both feet on the ground.
Deadweight buried, I'm not burning, I'm not burning out.
Well there's a fine line between the things that you've heard,
And the things that you've seen.
And even if I try to detach, it still all falls down and it's down to me.
I try to keep my distance; I'll be the wolf amongst the sheep.
This overnight existence, another thing that I can't keep (my distance).
And all I know is I've got my…

…Deadweight buried.
I'm not burning, I'm not burning down I'm empty.
I'm numb to it 'cause it's all memory.
And I try to keep where I've found, I've got both feet on the ground.
Deadweight buried, I'm not burning, I'm not burning out.
We brought this weight upon ourselves,
We're not burning we're not burning out.
Self worth judged by someone else,
We're still learning and we're not burning out,
I try to keep where I found I've got both feet on the ground.
We brought this weight upon ourselves,
We're not burning we're not burning out.
So I've got my…

…Deadweight buried.
I'm not burning, I'm not burning down I'm empty.
I'm numb to it 'cause it's all memory.
And I try to keep where I've found, I've got both feet on the ground.

I'm not burning, I'm not burning out.




Overnight existence, keep my distance, overnight existence.
I'm not burning, I'm not burning out.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to ROAM's "Deadweight" express the struggle of being stuck in a situation that feels suffocating and draining. The singer admits to feeling distant and disconnected from the world around him, unable to coexist with another person due to their persistence. He acknowledges that he is replaceable and breakable, brought down by his own availability. Despite holding onto doubt and hoping for things to level out, he feels buried under the weight of his own life. The line "I'm not burning down, I'm empty" perfectly encapsulates his sense of emptiness and numbness, no longer able to feel anything.


The chorus repeats the phrase "Deadweight buried", emphasizing the idea of letting go of burdens and moving on. The singer tries to keep himself grounded and focused, acknowledging that there is a fine line between what we hear and what we see. Even if he tries to detach himself from a situation, it inevitably falls down to him. He takes pride in being the "wolf amongst the sheep", but at the same time recognizes the difficulties of trying to maintain an overnight existence.


Overall, "Deadweight" is a song about finding strength in letting go and moving forward, even when the weight of our past feels heavy. Despite the struggles and challenges, the singer remains resilient and determined to stay grounded.


Line by Line Meaning

Deadweight!
The subject is acknowledging and addressing the weight they feel on themselves and their situation.


If I'm honest I'm still distant, staring blankly at the distance.
Admitting to being emotionally detached and disengaged from their surroundings and reality.


And if you're stuck on your persistence then how can we coexist?
Questioning the ability for two individuals with different levels of determination to live in harmony.


We're replaceable; we're still breakable, too available brought on ourselves.
Acknowledging the fact that society has normalized making oneself always available and disposable, leading to a lack of self-worth.


So I hold my doubt, hope it levels out.
The subject is trying to remain optimistic amidst their doubts and insecurities, in hopes to achieve a sense of balance.


Deadweight buried. I'm not burning, I'm not burning down I'm empty.
The subject has buried the weight they carry but are feeling empty and drained regardless.


I'm numb to it 'cause it's all memory.
The subject has grown desensitized to their situation due to being overwhelmed by past experiences that have contributed to the weight they feel.


And I try to keep where I've found, I've got both feet on the ground.
The subject is focused on maintaining a sense of stability and grounding, despite their internal struggles.


Well there's a fine line between the things that you've heard, And the things that you've seen.
Acknowledging the difference between secondhand knowledge and personal experience.


And even if I try to detach, it still all falls down and it's down to me.
Even when attempting to distance oneself from their situation, the subject realizes that ultimately, they are solely responsible for their own experiences and emotions.


I try to keep my distance; I'll be the wolf amongst the sheep.
The subject is attempting to stand out and be an individual, even if it means being alone and misunderstood by others.


This overnight existence, another thing that I can't keep (my distance).
Feeling overwhelmed and unable to escape the fast-paced and demanding nature of society and life.


We brought this weight upon ourselves, We're not burning we're not burning out.
Acknowledging the fact that their struggles and weight are a result of their own actions and choices, but refusing to give up or lose hope.


Self worth judged by someone else, We're still learning and we're not burning out.
Recognizing the societal pressure to base one's self-worth on the opinions and judgments of others, but also understanding the importance of continued growth and personal development.


Overnight existence, keep my distance, overnight existence.
Reiterating the subject's struggle to maintain a sense of distance and individuality in a fast-paced and overwhelming world.


I'm not burning, I'm not burning out.
Despite their struggles and weight, the subject is determined to persevere and not lose their spark or passion.




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Lyrics:

Deadweight!
If I’m honest I’m still distant, staring blankly at the distance
And if you’re stuck on your persistence then how can we coexist?
We’re replaceable; we’re still breakable, too available brought on ourselves
So I hold my doubt, hope it levels out
So I’ve got my, so I’ve got my…

…Deadweight buried
I’m not burning, I'm not burning down I’m empty
I’m numb to it 'cause it’s all memory
And I try to keep where I’ve found, I’ve got both feet on the ground
Deadweight buried, I’m not burning, I'm not burning out
Well there's a fine line between the things that you’ve heard
And the things that you’ve seen
And even if I try to detach, it still all falls down and it’s down to me
I try to keep my distance; I’ll be the wolf amongst the sheep
This overnight existence, another thing that I can’t keep (my distance)
And all I know is I’ve got my…

…Deadweight buried
I’m not burning, I'm not burning down I’m empty
I’m numb to it 'cause it’s all memory
And I try to keep where I’ve found, I’ve got both feet on the ground
Deadweight buried, I’m not burning, I'm not burning out
We brought this weight upon ourselves
We’re not burning we’re not burning out
Self worth judged by someone else
We’re still learning and we’re not burning out
I try to keep where I found I've got both feet on the ground
We brought this weight upon ourselves
We’re not burning we’re not burning out
So I’ve got my…


…Deadweight buried
I’m not burning, I'm not burning down I’m empty
I’m numb to it 'cause it’s all memory
And I try to keep where I’ve found, I’ve got both feet on the ground

I’m not burning, I'm not burning out
Overnight existence, keep my distance, overnight existence
I’m not burning, I’m not burning out



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