Weight Of Love
The Black Keys Lyrics


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I used to think, darling, you never did nothing
But you were always up to something
Always had a run in, yeah
I got to think those days are coming to get ya
Now no body want to protect ya
They only want to forget ya

You'll be on my mind
Don't give yourself away
To the weight of love
You'll be on your side
Don't give yourself away
The weight of, weight of love

Dance all night cause people they don't wanna be lonely
Never wanna be lonely
They don't wanna be lonely
You have a thing no one could ever be sure of
Never ever had a pure love
And never no cure from

You'll be on my mind
Don't give yourself away
To the weight of love
You'll be on your side




Don't give yourself away
The weight of, weight of love

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Black Keys' song Weight of Love seem to be about a complicated relationship. The singer admits that he used to think that his lover wasn't up to anything, but now he's realized that they were always "up to something" and had too many "run-ins." He also mentions that those days might be coming back to get her, and no one wants to protect her anymore; they only want to forget her. However, the song's chorus seems to be a message of caution for the singer's lover not to give in to the weight of love or lose herself in their relationship. People dance all night because they don't want to be lonely, and the singer's lover may have a thing that nobody can be sure of and never had a pure love - and there may be no cure for it.


The weight of love could refer to the difficulties and complications that come with loving someone or the feeling of being emotionally burdened by a relationship. The song seems to suggest that the singer's lover is running from something or someone, looking for a cure or a remedy to whatever pain or trauma they've experienced in the past. Ultimately, it's a warning to not give oneself away too easily in a relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

I used to think, darling, you never did nothing
I once believed that you were innocent and idle


But you were always up to something
But secretly, you were always doing something


Always had a run in, yeah
You always had some issue going on


I got to think those days are coming to get ya
I believe that your past actions will soon catch up to you


Now no body want to protect ya
Now, no one wants to come to your defense


They only want to forget ya
All that people want is to forget about you


You'll be on my mind
You will always be in my thoughts


Don't give yourself away
Don't let the weight of your emotions control you


To the weight of love
Don't let your love become too much to bear


You'll be on your side
You need to be on your own side


The weight of, weight of love
The burden of your emotions and love


Dance all night cause people they don't wanna be lonely
People dance all night because they don't want to be alone


Never wanna be lonely
No one wants to be alone


They don't wanna be lonely
People would rather be with anyone than be alone


You have a thing no one could ever be sure of
No one can ever be certain about you


Never ever had a pure love
You have never experienced true and pure love


And never no cure from
And there seems to be no remedy for that




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: BRIAN JOSEPH BURTON, DANIEL AUERBACH, PATRICK CARNEY

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@elizabethtabares5180

I used to think, darling, you never did nothing
But you were always up to something
Always had a run in, yeah
I got to think those days are coming to get ya
Now no body want to protect ya
They only want to forget ya
You'll be on my mind
Don't give yourself away
To the weight of love
You'll be on your side
Don't give yourself away
The weight of, weight of love
Dance all night cause people they don't wanna be lonely
Never wanna be lonely
They don't wanna be lonely
You have a thing no one could ever be sure of
Never ever had a pure love
And never no cure from
You'll be on my mind
Don't give yourself away
To the weight of love
You'll be on your side
Don't give yourself away
The weight of, weight of love



All comments from YouTube:

@chavmanrush7109

My best friend passed away and we really loved cranking this song on a hot day after chilling at the lake all day. We always shared admiration for this song and considered it a musical masterpiece. As I was making my way through the 3 mile long line of people (yes I had to wait to see him)..... This song started playing as I entered the room and as I got to the casket the solo was playing. It was the most beautiful way to tell my best friend goodbye. To our favorite song at our favorite part. It’s almost like he told god to put on this fire track. Thank you for making this song so much more special. Can’t wait to rock out in heaven! Rest In Peace bro!

@elbone4114

blunt for my dead homies

@zoeabney538

🥺🖤

@nv631

Rest in peace 🙏

@meansteve3602

Sorry for your loss. Thanks for shariing.

@hunterwest54

Respect

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@romuloborges8667

Honestly, this is one of the best songs I've ever heard

@FrancoSang

Yup

@auzaluis

Amazing song... great progressive style influenced by Pink Floyd

@romuloborges8667

@@auzaluis No wonder why it's so good :)
I love Prog

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