“You ain’t heavy; I got ya Bro’. Hang in.”
Posted for Teela
And for Madelyn
Here is a no shitter story:
I talked to my “ever-so-cool” step-sister Madelyn, back in the Seventies about this song.
She said to me,
“Lance, what does this song mean to you?”
I said (thirteen years old), I said, “It’s about some dude carrying his brother out of a war zone in a desert, and some guy comes up and says, ‘Is he heavy?'”
And the dude says, “No. He’s my brother.”
Madelyn shook her head while letting out a heavy sign and then just left me there, all alone, wondering why I was not cool.
I have been made ‘whole’ again.
My initial Instincts validated.
Wishing my Belov’d Madelyn were still here.
So I could show her what I found (Purely by accident) today.
“Dear Madelyn, See? I was cool all along.”