New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Billy Dalton staggered on the sidewalk someone said he stumbled and he fell
Six squad cars came screamin' to the rescue hauled old Billy Dalton off to jail
Cause the law is for protection of the people rules're rules and any fool can see
We don't need no drunks like Billy Dalton scaring decent folks like you and me no siree
Homar Lee was nothing but a hippie walkin' through this world without a care
Then one day six scrapping brave policemen held down Homar Lee and cut his hair
Cause the law is for protection of the people rules're rules and any fool can see
We don't need no hairy headed hippies scaring decent folks like you and me no siree
Oh so thank your lucky stars we've got protection
Walk the line and never mind the cost
And no wonder who them lawmen were protecting
When they nailed the Saviour to the cross
Cause the law is for protection of the people rules're rules and any fool can see
We don't need no little speaking prophets
Scaring decent folks like you and me no siree



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/k/kris_kristofferson/the_law_is_for_protection_of_the_people.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×