[lyrics] The Law

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[lyrics] The Law

Post by jake » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:15 pm

this song is really hard to hear

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don't laugh
when i'll ask you for the truth
you've got to say it
don't tell me when it hurts
cause i won't care

you've got to be depressed for what you are
yeah that's the law

stand up
when the little man walks to the office and the hallway [?]
[..?..]
you got to pay the price for working undercover
yeah that's the law

don't laugh
when i'll ask you for the truth
you've got to say it
don't tell me when it hurts
cause i won't care
you got to pay the price

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Re: [lyrics] The Law

Post by Oss » Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:39 pm

Thanks. What a fuckin chune!

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Re: [lyrics] The Law

Post by fl00de » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:57 pm

..

indeed, hard to hear

anyone hear

don't lie instead of don't laugh?

and instead of
jake wrote: you've got to be depressed for what you are
you've got to pay the price for what you owe



:headscratch:

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Re: [lyrics] The Law

Post by pluckypurcell » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:56 am

fl00de wrote:..

indeed, hard to hear

anyone hear

don't lie instead of don't laugh?

and instead of
jake wrote: you've got to be depressed for what you are
you've got to pay the price for what you owe



:headscratch:
fl00de i hear it the same way you do, there's also the line about 'being ready to go home and change and take a shower.'

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Re: [lyrics] The Law

Post by LadyLazarus » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:18 am

pluckypurcell wrote:
fl00de wrote:..

indeed, hard to hear

anyone hear

don't lie instead of don't laugh?

and instead of
jake wrote: you've got to be depressed for what you are
you've got to pay the price for what you owe



:headscratch:
fl00de i hear it the same way you do, there's also the line about 'being ready to go home and change and take a shower.'
I think that bit goes after the 'office in the hallway' bit. Also I hear it like "You've got to pay the price for what you ARE." Could be wrong, though.

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Re: [lyrics] The Law

Post by palmsvoice » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:00 pm

I hear:

Don't lie
When I'm asking for the truth you've got to say it
Don't tell me when it hurts 'cause I won't care
You got to pay the price for what you owe
Yeah, that's law, that's law

Stand up
????? next to the office down the hallway
When you're ready go home and change and take a shower
You got to pay the price for working under code
Yeah, that's law, that's law
Yeah, that's law, that's law
That's law

Don't lie
When I'm asking for the truth you've got to say it
Don't tell me when it hurts 'cause I won't care
You got to pay the price

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Re: [lyrics] The Law

Post by jmart » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:06 am

"stand up, and deliver my notes to the office down the hallway"

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Re: [lyrics] The Law

Post by MadamAnt » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:09 am

I always heard 'pay the price for what you are' also, but just listened again and have to concede that it must be 'owe'. I kind of like it as 'what you are' though, sounds a bit more dramatic!

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Re: [lyrics] The Law

Post by LadyLazarus » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:07 pm

This song almost has a different feel to me now knowing that Ariel wrote the lyrics. Makes me want to hear Ariel using John's words, too!

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Re: [lyrics] The Law

Post by palmsvoice » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:10 pm

jmart wrote:"stand up, and deliver my notes to the office down the hallway"
Awesome! Thanks! :D
MadamAnt wrote:I always heard 'pay the price for what you are' also, but just listened again and have to concede that it must be 'owe'. I kind of like it as 'what you are' though, sounds a bit more dramatic!
I agree, "what you are" has more depth I think, but I definitely hear "what you owe".

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Re: [lyrics] The Law

Post by oldenjon » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:25 pm

I hear this:
Don't lie
When I'm asking for the truth you've got to say it
Don't tell me when it hurts 'cause I won't care
You got to pay the price for what you are
Yeah, that's law, that's law

Still can't make out what he says here:
Stand up
In (a little line ______ ...or.... a letter line _____?????) to the office down the hallway

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Re: [lyrics] The Law

Post by blue7floyd » Tue May 12, 2015 10:15 am

“don't tell me when it hurts cause i won't care”; this is a line that actually caught my emotions stirling. This is actually what made me read the full thing. I am damn impressed jake. The song was amazing and I loved it to the core.





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