subway /ˈsʌbweɪ/ - metro AmE

a rail system operating below the surface of the ground

 

withdrawal slip /slɪp/ - zlecenie wypłaty

a printed piece of paper used in Bank to withdraw money in cash from account

 

savings - oszczędności

a fund of money put aside as a reserve

 

flood /flʌd/ - zostać zalanym

to cover a place with water, or to become covered with water

 

drown /draʊn/ - topić siętonąć; zapijaćtopić (smutki w alkoholu) 

to die from being under water for too long, or to kill someone in this way; to have a very strong feeling or a serious problem that is difficult to deal with

 

rail /reɪl/ - narzekać, uskarżać się formal

 to complain angrily about something, especially something that you think is very unfair

 

rent - czynsz

a payment or series of payments made by a lessee to an owner

 

make it - odnieść sukces; przetrwać (np. trudne doświadczenie życiowe)

succeed in a big way; to manage to deal with a difficult experience

 

grave /ɡreɪv/ - grób, mogiła

a place for the burial of a corpse

"Sleep On The Floor"
 

Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip
Take all of your savings out
'Cause if we don't leave this town
We might never make it out
I was not born to drown
Baby come on

Forget what Father Brennan said
We were not born in sin
Leave a note on your bed
Let your mother know you're safe
And by the time she wakes
We'll have driven through the state
We'll have driven through the night
Baby come on

If the sun don't shine on me today
And if the subways flood and bridges break
Will you lay yourself down and dig your grave
Or will you rail against your dying day

And when we looked outside
Couldn't even see the sky
How do you pay the rent
Is it your parents
Or is it hard work dear
Holding the atmosphere
I don't wanna live like that, yeah

If the sun don't shine on me today
If the subways flood and the bridges break

Jesus Christ can't save me tonight
Put on your dress, yes wear something nice
Decide on me, yea decide on us
Oh, oh, oh, Illinois, Illinois

Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip
Take all of your savings out
'Cause if we don't leave this town
We might never make it out