Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lawyers in Love

Apropos of Kelly's Metamorphosis, picture two lawyers, husband and wife, in a car. Husband drives while wife navigates. At a critical juncture, wife fumbles a direction. The couple end up lost in an area of D.C. where lawyers with good reason hardly ever go.

Husband vents considerable frustration at their predicament, implicitly blaming wife. She asks: "Could you possibly be any angrier if I had gotten us lost deliberately instead of merely by negligence?"

Now picture the two smiling at each other, knowing theirs is a charmed life where their strange ways are always mutually understood.

From Jackson Browne's Lawyers in Love (Asylum Records 1983):

I can't keep up with what's been going down
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

To hear Lawyers in Love, press play.


Jim Chen said...

Lawyers in Love? You can view the video on YouTube.

Marie T. Reilly said...

Jim, thanks to your excellent html tutorial, YouTube is on RLR!