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The Weight of the World

from Blue Suburbia by Traffic Experiment

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The time that is forever on my hands
Seems to quickly pass me by
A thousand thoughts are set upon collision course
Fragment and echo through my mind
The distant voices barely penetrate these walls
Just whispers in a dream
Outside, a painted smile, a mask of sanity
These things are never what they seem

And when it comes, sleep's a wonderous thing
So precious and so rare
But sleep is no escape from my anxiety
For dreams are always there
And in my dreams I climb the broken steps
Of a staircase to the sky
And every night I'm stranded halfway up
While you all pass on by

Open your eyes but not too wide
There's only so much that you can fit inside

Take a look far beyond these eyes
And you may see me there
Between the Earth and sky, reality and dream
A place of hope and of despair
And if you know the secret that unlocks the door
Release me from this cell
And lead me down the narrow, winding paths
That I once knew so well


from Blue Suburbia, released March 19, 2010
Stuart Chalmers: guitars / vocals / Hammond organ / synths / fx
Harri Norris: backing vocals
Tom Vincent: drums / percussion
Simon James White: fretless bass guitar / backing vocals

Written and produced by Stuart Chalmers

Engineered and mixed by Steve Hill at Woodworm Studios

Mastered by Andy Jackson at Tube Mastering


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Traffic Experiment Guildford, UK

Traffic Experiment are a progressive art rock band from the UK. They released their debut album Blue Suburbia in 2010. In 2011 the band released a reworking of the classic Doctor Who theme. A live Blu-ray (Traffic Experiment - Live [at the End of the World]) was released in 2013, with that difficult second album currently in production... ... more

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