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There Oughta Be a Law

from Oft Interred With Their Bones by The Good

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There Oughta Be A Law

I feel so sorry for Jane
It must have been the biggest breakup in herstory
And I can see she's really in pain
And that she's only trying to think up a remedy

But when Jane says there oughta be a law
I oughta tell her that I'd rather get a saw
To cut off both her legs and put her in a bog
Where she can legislate the mosquitos and the frogs
When Jane says...

Jane didn't think it was fair
To break the fragile heart of a shy professor
But if she's so shy, why is she there
On CBS This Morning and the Wall Street Journal?

And when Jane says there oughta be a law
I oughta send her up in Apollo 18
To Jupiter with all her legal jerks
So they can give it a shot there and come back if it works
When Jane says...

Well, Eden may be where it started
But Jane is surely where it ends
She'll leave a gender broken-hearted
Or at least with nothing left to spend

Jane doesn't see why a girl
Should have to live and learn even if she's stupid
She can already imagine a world
Where you'd rather be a eunuch than to mess with cupid

So when Jane says there oughta be a law
I oughta take her to a great big waterfall
And put her in a boat and push her to the edge
And maybe love can still save her, even when she's dead
When Jane says...


from Oft Interred With Their Bones, track released January 1, 1994
Written by Tony Rogers. Performed by The Good: Tony Rogers (vocals, guitar), Devin Arkin (vocals), John Scholvin (guitar), Greg Newman (drums), Scott Hedrick (bass)


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The Good Chicago, Illinois

The Good is the creation of singer / songwriters Tony Rogers ( and Devin Arkin (who died from brain cancer in late 2016), joined by John Scholvin (guitar), Dave Rothkopf (bass), and John Goodman (drums). The band began making waves on the Chicago music scene in the early 90's; they've released 4 critically acclaimed full length studio albums, and more. ... more

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