New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

She had excuses and she chose to use them,
She was the victim of unspeakable abuses,
Her husband was violent, malicious, and distant,
Her kids now belong to the state of Massachusetts

They've been taken away(Hey! )
They've been taken away

Timmy was a bright one
Tommy's off his head
Mother loved them both the same at least that's what she said
I don't predict the future, I don't care about the past
Send them both to DSS now you've had your chance
The boys who stole your babies
The judges took your rights
You can have your children, over tonight!

I suppose you are a victim
I suspect you may have lied
If you've lost all ambition won't you give this thing a try
If you can't and you fail you won't be the only loser
These kids don't stand a chance with you in their future!

They've been taken away
They've been taken away

Timmy was a bright one
Tommy's off his head
Mother loved them both the same at least that's what she said
I don't predict the future, I don't care about the past
Send them both to DSS now you've had your chance
The boys who stole your babies
The judges took your rights
You can have your children, over tonight!

The boys who stole your babies
The judges took your rights
You can have your children, over tonight!

Timmy was a bright one
Tommy's off his head
Mother loved them both the same at least that's what she said
I don't predict the future, I don't care about the past
Send them both to DSS now you've had your chance
The boys who stole your babies
The judges took your rights
You can have your children, over tonight!



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/d/dropkick_murphys/the_state_of_massachusetts.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • U
    UnregisteredSep 18, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    ? ITS TALKING ABOUT MALICOUS PARENTS WHO DONT TAKE CARE OF THIER CHILDREN. YEAH THE HUSBAND WAS ABUSIVE BUT IT WAS HER DECISION NOT TO LEAVE. I ALSO LOOK AT IT THAT THE MOTHER ALSO HAD SOME ISSUES OF HER OWN.
  • g
    gavopeMar 30, 2009 at 7:51 pm
    the meanig song is that the crisis in usa its so bad that husband's punch her wifes and the childrens are gone

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×