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The Weight Of The World Lyrics

from Peachtree Road

"The Weight Of The World" is track #10 on the album Peachtree Road. It was written by John, Elton / Taupin, Bernie.
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I'm weary and I'm staying up late
And the rain hits my roof so hard
You know I'm no longer thirty
These days I'm happy to play
One or two hands of cards

I hate flies in the kitchen buzzing
Disturbing the peace I've found
Fortune and fame is so fleeting
These days I'm happy to say
I'm amazed that I'm still around

And the weight of the world is off my back
When we fell, we got up and crawled out the cracks
Excuse me if I take some comfort in that
Happy today, happy to play
With the weight of the world off my back

Humidity hangs like a curtain
Oh, it fogs up my glasses sometimes
You know I've still got my eyesight
These days I'm happy to see
A sunset instead of a line

And the weight of the world is off my back
When we fell, we got up and crawled out the cracks
Excuse me if I take some comfort in that
Happy today, happy to play
With the weight of the world off my back

There's a long list of names that I don't recall
Even though my memory's good
The rain washed away the lemons and weeds
When the weight of the world
Weighed more than it should

I hate flies in the kitchen buzzing
Disturbing the peace I've found
Fortune and fame is so fleeting
These days I'm happy to say
I'm amazed that I'm still around

And the weight of the world is off my back
When we fell, we got up and crawled out the cracks
Excuse me if I take some comfort in that
Happy today, happy to play
With the weight of the world off my back
Happy today, happy to play
With the weight of the world off my back

Songwriters
JOHN, ELTON / TAUPIN, BERNIE

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