They were partners in crime
When the wife admits
That her son had been taking
What the neighbors have missed
There's a law in the city
And it's clear as a nail
You don't blame who you have
You just take who you steal
But nobody told him that
"It's up to you deciding
You're getting the lock
Or giving it"

His family moans in disapproval
It's damaging but not threatening
The partners in crime
Were ahead at the finish
The P.I. started detecting
Where the family had lived
And his jaw started to squeak
And the kid started to spill
He attached to the manila
That he had hired them all
The lieutenant underestimated
His need for notoriety
He spilled when they told him
"It was up to you deciding
You're getting the lock
Or giving it"
His family moaned


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(Getting/Giving the Lock) song meanings
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    General CommentI like this song.
    <3
    thestrokes neaton January 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's just called (getting/giving the lock)
    teamblueon March 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about someone confessing when he's being examined by a private investigator about a crime he's involved in. perhaps the family is involved as well, or just really disappointed that he/she could be so stupid as to give up their life for something other people should be blamed for.
    cold___waron October 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about someone confessing when he's being examined by a private investigator about a crime he's involved in. perhaps the family is involved as well, or just really disappointed that he/she could be so stupid as to give up their life for something other people should be blamed for.
    cold___waron October 04, 2006   Link

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