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"Lawyers, Guns and Money" is a song by Warren Zevon, the closing track on his 1978 album, Excitable Boy.

About The Song[]

The rock song, featuring Zevon on piano in a four-piece band, discusses a date with a waitress who turns out to be associated with the Russian mafia, a risky gamble in Havana that his father has to bail him out of, and his subsequent exile in Honduras.


  • It has also been used as the opening theme for FOX TV series Justice.
  • The song has also been used during segments on Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC.
  • The name of the three-episode story "Liars, Guns and Money" from the second season of Farscape is a deliberate play on the song.

Song Lyrics[]

Note: the text of this song's lyrics is not under the same copyright license as the wiki's encyclopedic text, it is used under fair use/dealing.

Fan art

Well, I went home with the waitress

The way I always do

How was I to know

She was with the Russians, too

I was gambling in Havana

I took a little risk

Send lawyers, guns and money

Dad, get me out of this

I'm the innocent bystander

Somehow I got stuck

Between the rock and the hard place

And I'm down on my luck

And I'm down on my luck

Well, I'm down on my luck!

Now I'm hiding in Honduras

I'm a desperate man

Send lawyers, guns and money

The shit has hit the fan

See Also[]

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