Dropkick Murphys - The State of Massachusetts Lyrics

Dropkick Murphys The Meanest of Times cover art
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She had excuses and she just used 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!
They've been taken away!

[Chorus]
Billy 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 had your chance
The poison who stole your babies
The judges took your rights
You can have your children, or the night

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

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

[Chorus]

The boys who stole your babies
The tenants took your rides
You can have the children, or the night

[Chorus]

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Famous for Nothing
  • 2 God Willing
  • 3 The State of Massachusetts
  • 4 Tomorrow’s Industry
  • 5 Echoes on “A”. Street
  • 6 Vices and Virtues
  • 7 Surrender
  • 8 (F)Lannigan’s Ball
  • 9 I’ll Begin Again
  • 10 Fairmount Hill
  • 11 Loyal to No One
  • 12 Shattered
  • 13 Rude Awakenings
  • 14 Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya
  • 15 Never Forget
  • 16 Jailbreak


  • Credits
    publisher: ©MEMORY LANE MUSIC GROUP
    writers: Barr, Brennan, Casey, Kelly, Lynch, Orrell
    album: Track 3 in album The Meanest of Times
    release date: 2007-9-18
    popularity : 182 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock/Punk/Oi
    length: 3:52
    Album Information
    label: Cooking Vinyl
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 711297483321
    script: Latin