Strong Arm Of The Law

Album: Strong Arm Of The Law (1980)
Charted: 63

Songfacts®:

  • The title track to Saxon's third album, this song is about one of the band's many encounters with the British police. Their frontman Biff Byford told us the story: "We were stopped by the police on numerous occasions when we had this huge American car, and that's basically what it's about. It's a story about the police stopping us on London Bridge in London and it stuck in my head. So I wrote some lyrics about it when I got the opportunity."
  • Every member of the band contributed to their songwriting, so Saxon split the composer credits. Musically, this song was initiated by their guitarist Graham Oliver, who came up with the riff.

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