Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

Lawyers, Guns, and Money - "Lawyers, Guns, and Money" is a song by Warren Zevon—the closing track on his 1978 album, Excitable Boy.

The narrator says he, "went home with a waitress" who is "with the Russians, too." Later, he says that he is "gambling in Havana," and requests that "Daddy" send "lawyers, guns, and money " to "get me out of this." The narrator claims to be an "innocent bystander" who is "down on my luck." Later, however, he relates that he is "stranded in Honduras" and is a "desperate man." His plea is, "Send lawyers, guns, and money", with the final comment that "The s**t has hit the fan."

Before you say, "It's just a song," allow me to suggest you read the entirety of the lyrics—twice. Following that, listen to the song with your eyes closed. Imagine yourself as the "innocent bystander," the "desperate man," etc.

Ultimately, none of us is innocent! Our inaction defines our culpability as clearly as does our action.

Consider this: