Pvris vocalist Lynn Gunn has had enough of people who abuse her good nature.If we start cracking at the center, I won't let it break
Hold it together through the weather, it's my DNA
So sick of being your giver, throwing my soul away
Gunn explained to Rock Sound
that "Dead Weight" is about being a "people pleaser."
The track also examines how females get taken advantage of in this sense. Said Gunn: "This song is about stepping into my power as a woman, shedding old skin and taking nurturing/caretaker feminine nature and turning it into a super power."