The Law of Love Law
by Dave Addington, Megan Bell, Stu Edeal, Memphis Evans, Andy Honigman, and Kent Mortimer

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In November of 2003 Dave Addington brought an embryonic version of this song to the group Honigman for consideration. We loved it and it became the best original generated by the band. I borrowed some phrases from Megan Bell painting titles, improvised others while playing with the band, and thought of some while driving on Highway 169 through Edina.

Everyone had a hand in creating the music so this is the rare song that truly has six authors.

When I made this 2022 version I was intending to try to replicate Kent's drum parts with MIDI programming. That turned out to be extremely frustrating and impossible. I just left it as the click track I used to record guitars to. Kent's drumming on this, available on Honigman bootlegs, is truly a master class in building tension and release through and within various sections of a rock song.

I also did not try to learn and replicate Andy's swooping, melodic bass parts. Ideally, I would rent a studio and Kent and Andy would play their parts over this recording.

I love this song so much that instead of going direct with my electric guitar and using amp simulating software, I took the time to set up my amp and microphones to try to get the guitar just the way it sounded in the band. That much I think I got very right.

Lyrics:

The Law!
The Law of Love Law!
Millions of people
eating their breakfast
waiting for the night

The Law!
The Law of Love Law!
Everything they do
a sideshow attraction
none of it quite right

Chorus:
That's The Law of Love Law
That's The Law of Love Law
That's The Law of Love Law
That's the Law
The Law of Love Law

instrumental 1

The Law!
The Law of Love Law!
He felt like people were staring
lumpy like the gravy
cool and coy

The Law!
The Law of Love Law!
Deep in thought
Balled out wasted
It was just a feeling

Chorus 2:
The feelin' o' The Law of Love Law
Yeah, that's The Law of Love Law
That's The Law of Love Law
That's the Law
The Law of Love Law

Darkness spreads, the lights come on
You almost hear your favorite song
but not quite

instrumental 2

The Law!
The Law of Love Law!
It all looks so familiar
The trees by the side of the road
the sun going down
The Law!
The Law of Love Law!
Drive by you never reach
Look hard but you just can't see it
beauty gets old and you turn back around

Chorus 3:
That's The Law of Love Law
That's The Law of Love Law
That's The Law of Love Law
That's the Law
The Law of Love Law

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