Spoken word at the beginning of the song is from Abraham Lincoln's speech addressed to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, IL, January, 1838.
The line 'Tramps like us baby we were born to die' is a reference to Springsteen's 'Born to Run'. Springsteen, like Titus, is from NJ and probably a big influence of theirs, since he is thanked in The Monitor liner notes.
Another line " No, I never wanted to change the world, but I'm looking for… read more
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