"Salute Your Solution" as written by and Brendan Benson John Anthony White....
I seem to think I think I got a little situation
So listen to me sister listen maybe you can help
I think I gave a lot of problems my consideration
But not for me they always seem to be for someone else

Why all the people always seem to just be on vacation
What do I get from never touching anything at all
I'm like a trash can holding all the information
And every single time I'm in the field to be taught

Salute your solution, now, salute your solution

I find myself just looking worthy of my best intentions
Ignoring any kinda pause I might receive at all
All others seem to find a road that's tough to satisfaction
I find a ridicule that isn't cool for me at all

And if there's one little answer to this complication
Someone somewhere some help me settle what is on my mind
There's only one I'm only taking getting and receiving
There's only one I'm taking
And only one I'm taking

And only one I'm taking
And only one I'm taking
And only one I'm taking
And only one

And I got what I got all despite you
And I get what I get just to spite you

And I got what I got all despite you
And I get what I get just to spite you

And I got what I got all despite you
And I get what I get just to spite you

I find myself just looking worthy of my best intentions
Ignoring any kinda pause I might receive at all
All others seem to find a road that's tough to satisfaction
I find a ridicule that isn't cool for me at all

And if there's one little answer to this complication
Someone somewhere some help me settle what is on my mind
There's only one I'm only taking getting and receiving
There's only one I'm taking
And only one I'm taking

And only one I'm taking
And only one I'm taking
And only one I'm taking
And only one


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"Salute Your Solution" as written by Jack White Brendan Benson

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    General CommentAlso, "touching" sounds like a VERY de-emphasized "fucking" to me. That doesn't seem like language they'd use though, and "touching" fits better with my interpretation of the song:

    Jack needs some advice. He's always been an open ear, helping people out with their problems, but he never gets anything in return. He always plays by the rules, does the right thing, and helps people out whenever he can. Despite their problems, people can always be mindlessly "on vacation," because they have good old reliable Jack to help them out. Jack, on the other hand, never gets into trouble but is always burdened with other people's problems. He sorts out people's problems but gets treated like shit (hence, a "trash can with all the information"). Others turn to him, when they run into rough patches in life, but after he solves their problems, they're able to be worry-free (hence, they "seem to find a road that's tough to satisfaction"). Jack, on the other hand, is nothing but the go-to guy, which "isn't cool for [him] at all."

    Up until now, he's helped others without asking for anything in return (hence why I think the lyric is "prize"), but when he says "Salute your solution, now!" he's demanding - not asking - that people show him a little gratitude. Even though he finds himself wearing the other shoe, he's only asking for the simplest answer. "Someone somewhere" seems to show his desperation, because he can't get over the "little situation" that is "on [his] mind."

    There are some lines I'm unsure about though. I have no idea about the "in the field to be taught" line. As for the others, my best guesses are:

    "There's only one, I'm only taking getting and receiving"
    I think this is him saying he's done with being the go-to guy - that the only solution to being used is to look out for his own interests from now on.

    "And I got what I got all despite you"
    He got what he has, despite the lack of support from those whom he's helped.

    "And I get what I get just to spite you"
    Moreover, he gets what he gets as a big "Fuck you" to those people now.
    TwirlyRedon March 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "And I got what I got all despite you, and I GIVE what I GET just to spite you."

    Just sounds like it, and makes more sense.
    theraconteurs123on March 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionIt fucking baffles me how people manage to be so wrong so consistently with lyrics.

    I seem to think, I think I got a little situation
    so listen to me, sister, listen, maybe you can help
    I think I give a lot of problems my consideration
    but not for me, it always seems to be for someone else.
    While other people always seem to just be on vacation,
    what do I get from it? I don't get anything at all.
    I'm like a trash can hauling all the information
    and every single time it leaves me feeling two feet tall.

    I salute your solution
    I salute your solution

    I find myself just working well beyond my best intentions
    ignoring any kind of prize I might receive at all;
    while others seem to find their own sense of satisfaction,
    I find a ridicule that isn't cool for me at all
    I need just one little answer to this complication,
    some wiser words to help me settle what is on my mind
    There's no reward, I'm only taking, getting, and receiving
    There's no reward I'm taking
    And no reward I'm taking...
    wwwxxyyon September 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song and album is simply amazing, I don't have a meaning yet.. it's pretty straight forward, and just plain rocks hard.
    theraconteurs123on March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAre these lyrics from the liner notes? This is what I've been hearing:

    I think I gave a lot of PROBLEMS my consideration
    ...
    I find myself just looking WELL BEYOND my best intentions
    Ignoring any kinda PRIZE I might receive at all

    After reading the posted lyrics, I'm hearing otherwise though.
    TwirlyRedon March 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think you're right on "problems," it makes more sense. But it's really hard to tell whether it's "well beyond" or "worthy of." Same with prize and pause >_<

    Maybe when they play it live it'll be easier to tell.

    Any other corrections are welcome. I was guessing at parts ^^;
    hugmecolinon March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song.
    charliethumpon March 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh yeah. It's "give."
    TwirlyRedon March 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, I think it's "What do I get from it, I don't get anything at all"
    theraconteurs123on March 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentim pretty sure it's, "PRIZE i might recieve at all"
    it makes a lot more sense to me.
    scarlettdearon April 03, 2008   Link

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