"Keep It Together" as written by and Ron/miller Aniello....
When we all finally washed ashore
It was clear there was no one else around
We declared a national holiday
A chance to build it from the ground

So far away from everyone
And everything starts today
Keep it together
Can we keep it together
We're singing a new song now
And everything starts today

Can we rise? Can we get along all right?
Can we miss the storm that sucked the whole world in?
And the boats went out at night
And the choppers in the sky
They searched but they could find no trace of us

So far away from everyone
And everything starts today
Keep it together
Can we keep it together
We're singing a new song now
And everything starts today

The thunder struck, the clouds appeared
Our fearless crew was not prepared
And pretty soon the boats came for us
Half a million strong
We gathered arms, we fired shells
We build a wall around ourselves
And pretty soon the spirit was a lot like
What it used to be back home

So far away from everyone
And everything starts today
Keep it together
Can we keep it together
We're singing a new song now
And everything starts today


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"Keep It Together" as written by Mariqueen Arrabaca Maandig Atticus Ross

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    General CommentI think this song sounds a lot like "Lord of the Flies."
    somethingrugbyon October 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentcould this song possibly be about columbus day? first look at the entire first verse, then random lines and phrases throughout like "we're singing a new song now," "our fearless crew," "back home." maybe? or a friend of mine said maybe september 11 but i dont really make the connection throughout, but maybe i dont know.
    guster7on June 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentno i dont think its about columbus day, i think its more about the guys as a band and how theyve struggled with various factors from thier begining. like near the end where it says "the thunder struck the clouds appeared
    our fearless crew was not prepared
    and pretty soon the boats came for us
    half a million strong
    we gathered arms we fired shells
    we built a wall around ourselves

    and pretty soon the spirit was a lot like
    what it used to be back home "
    it seems to me like this is about the struggle with fame. how at first they were kind of shocked but then they fought it off somewhat and came to terms with it and the spirit of it became like what it used to be back when they were a new band fresh on the scene.
    gustOARfanon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI thought of this song in terms of the American Revolution, with the first verse relating to the Mayflower, rather than Columbus. "The boats came for us" would of course be the British. And--this is a stretch, I know--the part about the spirit being a lot like what it used to be back home could be a criticism of the way that the very intolerance that the pilgrims were fleeing has developed here, as well.

    But actually, I really like the idea of it's being about the band's development. My only gripe with that is that I wouldn't consider them famous--the only people I know who have even heard of them are either friends from Tufts, or people I introduced to them!
    gravity_defianton July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThat's not really a stretch about the spirit, that's what i thought right away so it obviously isn't that much of a stretch if we both thought that gravitydefiant. Although, I would have to argue that they are famous. Everyone around here [where i live] knows them and loves them.
    guster7on July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentin the studio journal Brian said it was about the band, and he would probably know as he wrote it.
    jen110988on July 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about the band
    gusterswonderfulon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this. It's always been kind of a pick-me-up song for me.
    maxy17on July 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is definitely about the guys coming together and forming a band. it's also about overcoming the obstacles as a group, to be able to do what they really want.
    wimpy_shrimpyon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it is about the band. But I like it better thinking of it as a dreamlike situation, where they find a place the world doesn't know about, and build a nation, only to have it end up just like the old one when the rest of the world comes in.
    upthornon April 05, 2005   Link

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