License To Steal

Album: Last Days of the Century (1988)
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  • In 1982, author Gerald Krefetz pointed out that there were more than twice as many lawyers as bakers in America, adding wryly that this did little to explain the high cost of litigation and the low price of bread. Six years later, Al Stewart put it poetically: the lawyer is the man who takes a bite of your apple and hands you back the peel; that's when he isn't chasing ambulances. The song ends with the suggestion that we take the lawyers out and "nuke 'em" - a drastic measure, but no less humorous for that. Lawyers are no strangers to the music business of course, and doubtless they received the song with good humor. This is Al at his whimsical best. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England
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