3. WEIGHT OF THE WORLD
written by Eric Milano & Christopher Pickford (died 9/11, FDNY Engine 201)
2001 Eric Milano/Christopher Pickford (ASCAP)
from the CD "A Tribute: Christopher Pickford", performed entirely by Eric Milano
recorded, mixed, produced 10/2001 at Frisson Studios, NYC by Eric Milano

My Friend, you promised to come see me to day.
But the weight of the world was blocking your way
And now everything's lost and your life you just tasted.
The weight of the world left blocking the way.

And the weeks and the months feel like one long day
Can't help but think somehow, I must be to blame
And the weight of the world is left blocking the way.
The weight of the world left blocking the way.

In dreams at night, the scenes replay.
Different each time, but the theme's the same

My friend my brother, you were never afraid
The weight of the world couldn't scare you away.
My friend, my brother, whom we tried to save.
But the weight of the world was blocking the way.

And me I am sluggish, but you could always display
How life it is precious, how we must not delay
But now all your secrets as secrets remain
The weight of the world left blocking their way

It seems more right when the music plays
When all the knots in my mind unravel and break.

My friend. my brother
There's nothing more to say.
Because the weight of the world is blocking the way.