"A Legal Matter" as written by and Peter Townshend....
I told you why I changed my mind
I got bored by playing with time
I know you thought you had me nailed
But I've freed my head from your garden rails

Now it's a legal matter, baby
You got me on the run
It's a legal matter, baby
A legal matter from now on

My mind's lost in a household fog
Wedding gowns and catalogs
Kitchen furnishings and houses
Maternity clothes and baby's trousers

It's a legal matter, baby
Marryin's no fun
It's a legal matter, baby
A legal matter from now on

I told you why I changed my mind
I got bored by playing with time
I know you thought you had me nailed
Well, I've freed my head from your garden rails

Now it's a legal matter, baby
You got me on the run
It's a legal matter, baby
A legal matter from now on

You ain't the first and you ain't the last
I gain and lose my women fast
I never want to make them cry
I just get bored, don't ask me why

Just wanna keep doing all the dirty little things I do
And not work all day in an office just to bring my money back to you
Sorry, baby


Lyrics submitted by Chris_Gough

"A Legal Matter" as written by Peter Townshend

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    General CommentI think that every guy goes through a point in his life where its a catch 22 with girls. If you have a GF you dont want one, If you dont have one, you want one. This is about a guy who has one and doesnt want her anymore... cold?...maybe. But a lot of girls are the same
    bamsmoke7on October 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs a side note, it's worth pointing out that Townshend who wrote this was married and faithful to his wife all through The Who's craziest and busiest years. Which sounds incredible.
    mgajoshon February 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously about a girl falling in love with a guy who doesn't commit, who "gets bored" and "gains and loses his women fast".
    topace129on April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcatchy song
    subterranean_summeron January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song's title is also an inside joke, as the Who were engaged in legal struggles with producer Shel Talmy, who held the rights to recordings the band's new label wanted to release.
    loganechollson July 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a pig of s man who won't commit to his unhappy partner
    CuteSparkinaon November 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a pig of a man who won't commit to his unhappy partner
    CuteSparkinaon November 12, 2005   Link
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    Song FactThe song is about divorce and Roger Daltry was going thru a divorce at the time. Only song on my generation that Townsend sang lead. Cool because he played three different guitars on the song. One of my favorite WHO songs
    LILJEDon March 13, 2015   Link

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