Lawyers in Love

lawyers in love

In 1983, Jackson Browne released the album “Lawyers in Love” featuring the almost (but not quite) hit single of the same title. (It reached #13 on the US charts, which, according to Wikipedia, was one of Browne’s better ratings.)

Confusingly the song, written by Jackson himself, is not actually about lawyers, nor is it about love for that matter. How he came to pick that particular title, I guess we’ll never know, but we think it’s one of his best songs.


“Lawyers In Love”

I can’t keep up with what’s been going on
I think my heart must just be slowing down
Among the human beings in their designer jeans
Am I the only one who hears the screams
And the strangled cries of lawyers in love

God sends his spaceships to America, the beautiful
They land at six o’clock and there we are, the dutiful
Eating from TV trays, tuned into to Happy Days
Waiting for World War III while Jesus slaves
To the mating calls of lawyers in love

Last night I watched the news from Washington, the capitol
The Russians escaped while we weren’t watching them, like Russians will
Now we’ve got all this room, we’ve even got the moon
And I hear the U.S.S.R. will be open soon
As vacation land for lawyers in love