Mark Seymour – Love Is A Heavy Load

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 4:18 Mark Seymour Westgate album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live 5:19 Mark Seymour From Bondi to Bedlam album and video. Moderately common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Mark’s “Westgate” album track comments:

“I take you to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.” It’s a big ask, but it’s still popular.

 

Lyrics

She smokes in the kitchen
She strangles the wine
The neighbours come over
She loves a good time

Everyone’s happy now
So I fall into line
And love
Love is a heavy load

Into a pillow
She quietly weeps
She’s up before sunrise
She never sleeps

She puts her shoes on
And runs through the streets
And love
Love is a heavy load

She’s a bad girl
But she’s got a heart of gold
Sometimes I wish
She’d come in from the cold

She’s a sad girl
She crashes and burns
She never learns
She never learns

Furs and diamonds
Perfumeries
Gold on her neck and arms
She loves pretty things

She’s always surrounded by
What my money brings
And love
Love is a heavy load

She’s a bad girl
But she’s got a heart of gold
She’s got a story
That will never be told

She’s a sad girl
She crashes and burns
She never learns
She never learns

The sun is rising
We lie in the dark
I hear her breathing
It’s breaking my heart

So why don’t you take me
Back to the start
And love
Love is a heavy load