My Top 1000 Songs #452: Lawyers Guns & Money

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

What's not to love about "Lawyers Guns & Money," from Warren Zevon's 1978 LP Excitable Boy? Sure, "Werewolves of London" got most of the attention, and the title track is pretty great (albeit yet another ugly song about a murderer, and we just had one of those). But "Lawyers" is the highlight for me. Killer guitar riff. Wickedly amusing lyrics ("I'm hiding in Honduras; I'm a desperate man. Send lawyers, guns, and money, the shit has hit the fan").

Plus, as a lawyer, there just aren't enough good songs about us.

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  1. I think that math teachers get even less love in terms of songs about us! This is one of those songs that, as soon as I think about it at all, floods my mental radio station. This song will be playing in my head for most of the rest of the day now. Thank you for reminding me of it and improving my day!

    1. I suppose you have Death Cab For Cutie's "Long Division."


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