This song, “Lawyers in Love,” by Jackson Browne, popped into my head while I was showering, so I’m pushing it out to you.
The song came out in nineteen eighty-three. Stationed at Shaw AFB in South Carolina, I’d gone to Myrtle Beach AFB for thirty days to fill a manning assistance request, turned around and went to Korea for forty-five days on the annual Team Spirit exercise, and then went to Tyndall AFB in Florida for the Command NCO Academy. That covered January through April.
This song came out during my first days at the NCO Academy. The lyrics stuck to me. I walked around singing them, driving others crazy.
But what fun, satirical lyrics:
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
h/t to azlyrics.com
Listen for yourself.