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Weight Of A Man (Russell Crowe & Alan Doyle) video
#2184 YouTube video by BetweenTheRock
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

(First seven words of song not on video)

This could be heavy,
Not as easy as it seems,
Quite tough to carry;
A lot more inside no-one has seen.

But you lying there,
You're not one bit scared
To shoulder a burden like me.

Don't close your eyes,
Turn your face to the sky,
Breathe as deep as you can;
Your strong heart won't break.
Are you ready to take
The weight of a man?

I'm so hard to handle,
My life's a book that's never been closed;
Don't know how you stand me,
Oh, how you love me God only knows.

There's ghosts and there's witches,
There's black eyes and stitches;
They come with me, it's part of the show.

Don't close your eyes,
Turn your face to the sky,
Breathe as deep as you can;
Your strong heart won't break.
Are you ready to take
The weight of a man?
The weight of a man.

Suspended on air,
Because you're lying there;
You shift me slightly, you'll find inspiration,
'Cause those witches and ghosts
Play some havoc with their host.
You make me lighter,
You're my salvation.

This could be heavy,
Not as easy as it seems,
Quite tough to carry;
A lot more inside no-one has seen.

But you lying there,
You're not one bit scared
To shoulder a burden like me.

Don't close your eyes,
Turn your face to the sky,
Breathe as deep as you can;
Your strong heart won't break.
Are you ready to take
The weight of a man?
The weight of a man.
The weight of a man.

####.... Alan Doyle [b.1969] Petty Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador-born Canadian musician and actor, and Russell Crowe [b.1964] Wellington, New Zealand-born Australian actor, film producer and musician ....####
Recorded by Alan Doyle and Russell Crowe (My Hand, My Heart, trk#1, 2006 downloadable CD from Sanity.com.au and iTunes stores worldwide, produced by Alan Doyle).

The video above features Alan Doyle and Russell Crowe performing with longtime TOFOG (The Ordinary Fear Of God) band member and friend Stewart Kirwan on the flugelhorn at the Indoor Garden Party, Gramercy Theatre, New York City on October 13, 2012.

About this song Russell Crowe wrote: "My wife. She bears the weight of my body on her flesh. She bore the weight of my child, a decision that time can never change. She holds back the weight of opinion, and trusts her own. She takes upon herself the task of me."

And Alan Doyle wrote: "Russell came up with the idea of a song that acknowledged the strength of a woman like his wife Danielle. Being attached to a package like a movie star, politician, famous athlete, or any public figure brings with it a requirement for patience, confidence and poise that many relationships do not. Like many of Russell's song ideas, the lyric weight of a man was one of a few dozen thoughts on this topic included on a sheet that he handed me and said, What do you think, mate? I had a quick glance at the page and was immediately drawn to the title lyric and wished to retire for a hard think about the rest of the words offered. Just as I was leaving, I asked how Russell thought the song should start. Not sure, he thought aloud. As the elevator doors closed, he said: Good night, mate. This could be heavy."



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