Committed, committed
I need to be committed
I need to be locked away
I need a straighter jacket on my crooked frame
I need to be admitted today

Excited, excited
I need to get excited
And reconnect with nature, babe
I need to focus on the sunshine, focus on my goal
Truth in every grain of sand

I put my back into, put my back into my work
I will receive what I, will see what I deserve

Listen

You have to be patient
This new administration is doing the very best it can
But there's armies in the banks who tried all of the skanks
Attorneys for the Ku Klux Klan

For God and for country, for Michael Jackson's monkey
Just take another on the chin
I was a singer in a band, yeah, had sex in my van
And filling it with Mexicans

Who put their back into, put their back into their work
They will see what they, they will receive all they deserve

It's a beautiful life
We lay sleeping
With my beautiful wife and me

We'll hold each other closer until the end of days
I made my decision
I will go back to prison
I will survive the end of my bed
The writing is in the hall, the marking's on the wall
That say "dead man walking"
I put my back into, put my back into my work
I will receive what I, will see what I deserve

Make the commitment


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    General CommentI think this is a song about working hard (obviously) in a relationship, doing the best you can to move forward despite your faults, and accepting responsibility for your mistakes. It's also related to America as a whole- we have a lot of problems and we have to work to overcome them. It seems like a couple of songs on this album have the same dual meaning- Big Wave has the same ties between personal life, and the state of the nation.
    palaveryon October 11, 2012   Link

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