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Weight Of The World
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Available on the album Peachtree Road
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
piano, vocals:Elton John
electric guitar, acoustic guitar, DOBRO, backing vocals:Davey Johnstone
drums, backing vocals:Nigel Olsson
programming, orchestration:Guy Babylon
bass, backing vocals:Bob Birch
percussion, backing vocals:John Mahon
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
chorus:
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
(repeat chorus)
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
(repeat chorus)
I'm happy today, happy to play
With the weight of the world off my back
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