Sunday Song Lyric:
When I was 10, I somehow convinced my father to take me to a Kiss concert at the Spectrum. It was the Dynasty tour, the last with the original line-up and make-up (until the 1996 reunion). Judas Priest opened. I had an amazing time. My father says he enjoyed it, but I'm not so sure.

I recalled this because a law professor friend of mine just took his adolescent daughter to the Young Wild Things Tour, featuring Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes, and Plain White Ts, MTV-faves all. He says he enjoyed it too, but I suspect his experience was much like my Dad's.

Of the Young Wild Things Tour bands, I am most familiar with Fall Out Boy, what I would describe as a clever-but-juvenile, hard-edged blend of Panic! at the Disco and Bowling for Soup. Interestingly enough, they also have some legal-themed song titles (if not actual lyrics), such as "Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name Of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued" (in which they tell listeners to "put this record down" because "it's not worth the hearing you'll lose") and their new single, "I'm Like A Lawyer With The Way I'm Always Trying To Get You Off." The lyrics of the latter begin:

Last year's wishes
Are this year's apologies
Every last time I come home
I take my last chance
To burn a bridge or two
I only keep myself this sick in the head
Cause I know how the words get you

We're the new face of failure
Prettier and younger but not any better off
Bullet proof loneliness
At best, at best

Me and you
Setting in a honeymoon
If I woke up next to you
If I woke up next to you
The full lyrics are available here. The video is on YouTube here. And, for whatever it's worth, here's them covering a Killers song at their recent Columbus show.