old man went a looking
looking for a heart
to fill the hole next to his soul
where to start

went down to the river
down by the evergreen
under the light of the most beautiful moon
he’d ever seen

blinded by the light
he fell into the mud
turned his eyes up to the sky
cried oh my love

cried oh my love
all I taste is misery
when you’re alone
do you ever think of me

we all carry
a little dead weight
we all got ourselves
a little dead weight

down on his knees
prayed down on his knees
out loud to the sky above
wont you help me please

can you help me lord
listen to what I say
wash this dirt along
wont you wash my hurt away


so the sky above
well it rained on down
pounded him
drove him to the ground

rust to dust and ashes
carried out to sea
you never lay it down
you ain’t never gonna be free


  1. Cristal

    June 10, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Thank you so much.

  2. Camille

    June 18, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    And yet another song that made somebody famous.

  3. Camila

    June 25, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Very emotional.

  4. Jack

    August 14, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Everybody gangsta until you understand the meaning of the song.

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