This Weight On Me



Some are talking of revolution, they've got guns and they got cash,
But nobody knows, nobody gives a damn,
So they call in the television who are happy to oblige,
And this nothing story's on the news tonight;

I don't need this information, I don't need it anymore,
I don't need this weight on me,
I don't need this situation,
I have heard it all before,
I have heard it all before,
I don't need this weight on me, no, no, no, no;

He was good and he was famous and a hero to us all,
And his name was known and loved all over the world,
But the moment he's dead and buried,
They are digging up the dirt,
They've got newsmen looking through his life for mud;

I don't need this information, I don't need it anymore,
I don't need this weight on me,
I don't need this situation,
I have heard it all before,
I don't need this weight on me, no, no, no, no;

For once in my life, I'm gonna stand up for truth,
Justice and glory forever,
Had enough of the news, I've got media blues,
To faking and lying I'm gonna say goodbye,
I don't need you in my life;

I don't need, I don't need,
I don't need this weight on me,
I don't need, I don't need,
I don't need this weight on me,

I don't need this information, I don't need it anymore,
I don't need this weight on me,
I don't need this aggravation,
I have heard it all before,
I don't need this weight on me.
"A complete change of mood. This is one of my favourite bug bears; the media. Not with relation to me, I'm not that small-minded; I don't particularly worry about what the media say about me. It's just about how the media can be manipulated, and they are willing participants in such gross acts - ranging from actively participating in and encouraging terrorism. The first line is 'Some are talking of revolution, they've got guns and they've got cash - but nobody knows, and nobody gives a damn. So they call in the television, who are happy to oblige, and this nothing story is on the news tonight. I don't need this information, I don't need it any more. I don't need this weight on me.' It's actually very light-hearted, and it's a terrific, energetic track - but it gets my point across. And, for example, when a guy dies - a famous guy - people start digging through his life for the dirt. With respect to that, I've got another line: 'He was good and he was famous, and a hero to us all, and his name was known and loved all over the world - but the moment he's dead and buried, they are digging up the dirt. They've got newsmen looking through his life for mud. I don't need this information. I don't need this weight on me.' So, I get a lot off my chest and it's great fun. And, again, it's a cracking tempo, very fast tempo, and a great live track. I think people will get the point of that one."
The Getaway Gazette, April '94
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