Friday, July 24, 2009

A ring don't mean nothing if you can't haul the weight...

I'm listening to some new Thrice music as we speak. Unfortunately, their new album leaked onto the internet recently. I dug it up and downloaded, but I'm only listening to two tracks, All the World is Mad and the Weight. They've already been playing them live, so I figure that's only fair.

So now the CD is coming out in digital form August 11th. This is good news because August 11th is a lot closer than October 13th, and they are one of my favorite bands. This is bad news because I will certainly want a physical copy, so I may be forced to buy it twice. Few bands are worth this, but Thrice is one of them.

And of course, both new tracks are awesome. I especially love The Weight. I like it so much, I'm posting the lyrics.


There’s many who’ll tell you they’ll give you their love,
But when they say “give” they mean “take.”
They’ll hang ‘round just like vultures till push comes to shove.
They’ll take flight when the earth starts to shake.

Someone may say that they’ll always be true,
Then slip out the door ‘fore the dawn.
But I won’t leave you hanging on.
Another may stay till they find someone new,
Then before you know they’ll be gone.
But I won’t leave you hanging on;
No, I won’t be that someone.

And come what may, I won’t abandon you or leave you behind
Because love is a loyalty sworn, not a burning for a moment.
And come what may, I will be standing right here by your side;
I won’t run away, though the storm’s getting worse and there’s no end in sight.

Some talk of destiny, others of fate,
But soon they’ll be saying goodbye.
But I won’t leave you high and dry.
Because a ring don’t mean nothing
If you can’t haul the weight,
And some of them won’t even try,
But I won’t leave you high and dry;
I won’t leave you wondering why.

And storms will surely come,
But true love is a choice you must make
And you’re the one that I have set my heart to choose.
As long as I live, I swear I’ll see this through.

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