Well I woke up this morning
And I made a resolution,
I said "never going to sing another sad song again."

I decided I'd admit it,
I'm not an intellectual,
Though the words never come easy unless I'm singing them,
And the hills that I was born in will never leave me
No matter how hard I try.

And then my brother was murdered
While my father was in prison,
And the girl that I sometimes loved up and moved away,
And my body filled up with blackness,
And the darkness it wanted to drown me,
And I heard my father's footsteps catching up to me,
And he took me by the shoulders
And he said "son, my hands are strong,
But I hope you have the strength to shake us free,
Shake us free boy, shake us free my son, you better shake us free."

And now I'm lying in the van,
Chicago in the springtime,
And the rain outside was falling sounds just like popcorn,
But before I open my eyes I think I make this resolution,
"no I'm never gonna sing another sad song for as long as I live"

And the light coming through the windows is making everything glow
And he took me by the shoulders
And he said "son my hands are strong,
But I hope you have the strength to shake us free,
Shake us free, shake us free, shake us free my son."
I made a resolution
I made a resolution
I made a resolution
I made a resolution


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I Made a Resolution Lyrics as written by Alex Brown Church

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    General CommentThe fact that noone has written about this song blows my mind. Its about an average kid with a below average life trying to find his way. Living in a bad neighbourhood his brother was murdered and his father in prison. And to top it off the girl he felt things for took off. Obviously he is torn and suicide was upon him. His fathers voice crept upon him and begged him to "shake us free" meaning from all the badness in their lives. Shake us free from the stereotype of the family. Obviously they are probably into alot of bad shit. The father doesnt want the son to end up like everyone else. Light enters the window and he's okay..
    Nirvana09on August 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song sent a shiver through me.
    PirateArmadilloon April 16, 2010   Link

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