To me, the song "The Weight" has always had a spiritual and emotional impact. After our journey to Egypt, it was easy to pose my husband "Pulling Into Nazareth" where he then opens to Carmen and the Devil, being homeless without a place to put his head, judgment day, and returning to Fanny (AKA me) his true love.
I pulled into Nazareth, was feelin' 'bout half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head.
Hey mister can you tell me where a man might find a bed?
He just grinned and shook my hand, and no was all he said.
Take a load off Fanny, take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny, and put the load right on me
I picked up my bag, I went looking for a place to hide
When I saw Carmen and the Devil walking side by side.
I said "Hey Carmen, Come on let's go downtown.
She said, "I got to go, but my friend can stick around."
Go down Miss Moses, there’s nothing you can say.
It's just old Luke and he's waiting for the Judgment Day.
Well Luke my friend, what about young Anna Lee
He said "Do me a favor son, won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company."
Catch a cannonball now to take me down the line.
My bag is sinking low and I do believe it's time
To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.
Take a load off Fanny Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny, Ah, ah, and
Put the load put the load, Right back on me