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Song Parodies -> "String up the Lawyers"

Original Song Title:

"Beer for my Horses"

Original Performer:

Toby Keith and Willie Nelson

Parody Song Title:

"String up the Lawyers"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

I started this one off railing against the lynch-mob justice that the original song seems to think was a good thing... but then another millionaire got away with murder, and it had to change.
Well a man come on the 6 o'clock news
Said somebody's been shot, somebody's been accused
Somebody chopped up his neighbour
Somebody went on a spree
Somebody had a good lawyer
Somebody got off scot free
Yeah, he got off scot free

Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day, son
Bad men were gettin' lynched for the wicked things they done
Tellin' innocent and guilty
Findin' which is which
But even then they wouldn't get you
If you're stinkin' rich
Ain't life a bitch, 'cause

[Chorus:]
Justice is the one thing you should always find
But when the sharks come in
They make a grey blurry line
When the court case's settled, have to pay them too
And they cost much more'n the worth of what they do
Two fingers to all of you legal destroyers
Singing - freedom for all men, string up the lawyers

We got too many lawyers where they don't belong
Now, that don't make us right, and it don't make them wrong
But if we ain't got money for a courtroom fight
It don't make us wrong, an' it don't make them right
No, they sure ain't right, 'cause

Justice is the one thing shouldn't have to buy
Though the legal eagles
Sure do make you try
When the court case's settled, have to pay them too
And they cost much more'n the worth of what they do
Two fingers to all of you legal destroyers
Singing - freedom for all men, string up the lawyers
Freedom for all men, string up the lawyers

Yes, justice is the one thing that should be a right
In the eyes of the law
We're all the same height
When the court case's settled, have to pay them too
And you have to pay the bastards even if you got screwed
Two fingers to all of you legal destroyers
Singing - freedom for all men, string up the lawyers
Singing - freedom for all men, string up the lawyers

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Bill - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
I loved ur song. In a sad way its all true. But such is the world we live in.
Phil Alexander - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Bill. I'd forgotten all about this one, but it is kind of sad but true, isn't it?

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