I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)

I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)

Infobox Single
Name = I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)

Artist = Fall Out Boy
from Album = Infinity on High
Format = CD single
Recorded = 2006
Released = September 11, 2007
Genre = Pop rock Alternative rock
Length = 3:31
Label = Island Def Jam, Fueled by Ramen, Decaydance
Producer = Babyface
Last single = ""The Take Over, the Breaks Over"" (2007)
This single = "I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)" (2007)
Next single = "Beat It" (2008)

"I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)", or for short "I'm Like a Lawyer... (Me & You)", is the fourth track on and fifth and final single from rock band Fall Out Boy's fourth album, "Infinity on High". Written by Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz primarily, the song was one of the two tracks produced by Babyface, the other being single "Thnks fr th Mmrs". [cite web |author= Apar, Corey |url=http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3xfixqyrldhe~T1 |title=Allmusic: Infintity On High > Overview]

This song was played on VH1's V-Spot acoustic sessions along with "Thnks fr th Mmrs", "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race", and "Sugar, We're Goin Down", all of which were successful singles.

Track listing

#"I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)" - 3:35
#"This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" (Live from Hammersmith Palais) - 3:24

Critical reception

As the band collaborated with longtime R&B producer Babyface, initial reviews of the song and its breach into another genre were mixed. Jason Tate of AbsolutePunk.net said of the song, "'I'm Like a Lawyer...' is more pop than punk, more focus on the vocals than the music. While the music may be "simple" the vocals are anything but." [cite web |author= Tate, Jason |title=Absolutepunk.net: Infinity On High Review |url=http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=205270 |accessdate=June 28 |accessyear=2007] Corey Apar, a writer for Allmusic, was more malignant towards the song, calling it Maroon 5-ish, with "a vocal hook uncomfortably close to Phil Collins' cover of "A Groovy Kind of Love". [cite web |author= Apar, Corey |url=http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3xfixqyrldhe~T1 |title=Allmusic: Infintity On High > Overview] On the contrary, "Rolling Stone" magazine lauded the song, [cite web |author= Sheffield, Rob |url=http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/13243536/infinity_on_high |title=Rolling Stone: Infinity On High: Review] and IGN approved of the song, assuring long-time fans that they indeed had nothing to fear about the band permanently branching into R&B. [cite web |author= Grischow, Chad |url=http://music.ign.com/articles/762/762235p1.html |title=IGN: Infinity On High Review]

Music video

In an interview with MSNBC, Wentz told Chicagoan/Today Staffer Devin Johnson, that the band was to film the video for the song in Uganda, and further noted, "...we're going to shoot it on 24p cameras and donate the money that we were going to use in the video for the film or the video to a project over there..." [cite web |title=AllDay: Fall Out Boy Q&A |url=http://allday.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/07/06/260289.aspx |accessdate=July 8 |accessyear=2007] According to "Billboard", the band shot the video for the single after having performed their first show in South Africa. [cite web |author=Grimes, Taylor |url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003617827 |title="Fall Out Boy Keeping New Songs To Themselves" ] A sneak peek of the video aired on "TRL" on September 12th, and the music video for "Me + You" can now be seen in its entirety on AOL.com. FUSE TV premiered the video on September 14th.

A clip of the video showed the band performing in a field in Uganda between shots of people doing their daily routines in Africa and a group of people watching the video for "Dance, Dance".

The plot focuses on the lives of two children from Uganda, who fall in love and work hard to be able to go to school. But one day, their village is raided, and the young boy is taken. However, in a portion with no music, the boy escapes. As the boy returns home, the music starts playing again and the two reunite. The video ends with a message saying that there are still thousands of children soldiers who have not returned to their family, along with the URL to Invisible Children Inc.'s [http://www.invisiblechildren.com/home.php official website] . In this video, apart from the scenes with the children, there are only a few shots of the band, far less than in prior videos.

The music video was directed by Alan Ferguson.



External links

* [http://music.aol.com/popeater/2007/09/13/video-premiere-fall-out-boy-im-like-a-lawyer-me-and-you/ Official music video on AOL Music]
* [http://www.invisiblechildren.com/fob/index2.html Invisible Children | Fall Out Boy]
* [http://www.falloutboy-fansite.com/media/ Watch "I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You off (Me & You)" Music Video and Live Video] on Fall Out Boy Fansite

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