"Love Is Stronger Than Justice (the Munificent Seven)" as written by and Sting....
This is a story of seven brothers
We had a the same father but different mothers
We keep together like a family should
Roaming the country for the common good
It came to pass one fateful day
We found ourselves down Mexico way
The town the mayor the PTA
Pleading on their knees with us all to stay
We'd only stopped for a few burritos
But they told us of the trouble with los banditos
A poor little town in need of aid
My brothers and me had never been afraid
The age of chivalry is not dead
Lonesome nights in a cowboy bed
There'd be a bride for every man
Who chased away the evil gang

Love is stronger than justice
Love is thicker than blood
Love is is stronger than justice
Love is a big fat river in flood

The outcome was predictable
Our banditos were despicable
Of blood we lost a dozen liters
A small price to pay for las senoritas
The town mayor was happy but his face was glum
The maidens numbered only one
But there weren't seven brides for seven brothers
I knew I had to get rid of the others

Love is stronger than justice
Love is thicker than blood
Love is stronger than justice
Love is the big fat river in flood

Mother told me I was the clever one
The seventh son of a seventh son
It all ended so happily
I settled down with the family
I look forward to a better day
But ethical stuff never got in my way
And though there used to be brothers seven
The other six are singing in heaven

Love is stronger than justice
Love is thicker than blood
Love is stronger than justice
Love is a big fat river in flood


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"Love Is Stronger Than Justice" as written by Sting

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    General CommentSeven brothers believe they battle to win seven brides but there is only one and one brother has no qualms about moving in to grab the single babe. I was amused to see that the line “Love is a big fat river in flood” has been heard by some as “Love is a big fat quivering slug”.
    sillybunnyon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment[Sting]: Love Is Stronger Than Justice is a very odd phrase, y'know? It's, "Does the end justify the means?" or "Does the means justify the end?" I really got the idea from - it started when I, I was writing this piece in 7/8 time. Which is actually, one of my, one of my favorite time signatures, because it, it's like a bar of four, then a waltz, a bar of a waltz, and then - it sort of catches up with itself. Very quirky. I, I just love it. So, I thought, well, there has to be some reason to write in 7/8, y'know? You have to, there has to be some logical reason. So, I thought about the seven. Seven days in a week, uh. “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers,” “The Magnificent Seven,” the seventh son. So, I sort of concocted this little, uh, story based on the Magnificent, on the movie "The Magnificent Seven." Where they're, where they help this, this Mexican town to get rid of the bandidos. But they're all promised a wife. And, uh, unfortunately there's only one eligible female in the whole place. So the leader of the, uh, seven brothers, uh, decides to kill the other six (laughs), um, to get the women.

    [Question]: You have some very funny rhymes in Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven).

    [Sting]: Well that's another trick. It's a sorta...a half, half-rhyme...It's often...It's called a feminine rhyme It's a um...It's a humorous thing where it's, it's not really, it doesn't really rhyme. You see you laugh at the inept nature of it, y'know? It's all trickery.
    sillybunnyon August 26, 2006   Link

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