Weight of the World

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Talkin' 'bout my ge-ge-generation. Don't tell me what to think. You had your time; this is our time. And so on.

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You ask me what I think
I think you’ve got your answer and you don’t give a damn
Your going fishing but I’m not biting
You’re on a mission but I’m not falling for that line
I don’t see things the way you do
You told us all those lies when we were hypnotized
But now we’re coming to

This isn’t music, it’s an attitude
I know what I’m doing; I’m out of step but I’m in tune
So what’s your problem with my opinion
It’s inconvenient but you’re not even listening
To anything I’ve said to you
You’re going underground; it’s overrun by clowns
And one or two buffoons

Everybody knows in the emperor’s new clothes you can get away with murder
With your fingers up your nose you just see what they want to believe
But that’s the way it goes, you’re comatose, you’ve froze; we’re not getting any further
Stuck in this status quo where you don’t believe a thing that you see

So why does it feel like the weight of the world is on me?

I ask you, what were you thinking
Did you have an inkling? Did you have the slightest clue?
Or are you clueless, did you make a bad guess?
Why don’t you just confess that you want me to acquiesce
To anything you want to do
You’d go it all alone and leave the dog a bone
But now we’re coming, too

Everybody knows in the emperor’s new clothes they’re getting away with murder
And though it’s all exposed, you don’t believe a thing that you see

But that’s the way it goes, it’ll end in broken bones if you dare to make a murmur
You still feel safe at home ’cos you just see what you want to believe

So why does it feel like the weight of the world is on me
Why does it feel like the weight of the world is on me
Why does it feel like the weight of the world
Why does it feel like the weight of the world
Why does it feel like the weight of the world is on me

It’s on me, it’s on me, it’s on me, it’s on me

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from Live at the Carousel Lounge, released March 8, 2014

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The Late Joys Austin

With influences that include The Beatles, The Kinks, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, The Jam, The Clash and a slew of '80s and '90s Brit-pop guitar-based trailblazers, The Late Joys put on a high-octane show that's groovy, melodic and infused with fun.

The Late Joys play infectious sonic confections with literate lyrics, catchy melodies and unabashedly progressive political sensibilities.
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