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  1. Why would I think your having a go at me? I didn't call anyone a pedophile.
  2. The lyrics matter, especially when there's a serious story baked into the party cake. There's a complete short story told in Working On The Highway, with a twist ending that finds the young man once again laying down the blacktop, doing the same job he was doing when the story began, but this time wearing a prison uniform. If it were intended as a fun party song and nothing more, all that about the girl being underage and the guy being arrested for it could have been left out. For me, one of the greatest strengths of the Born In The U.S.A. album is the marriage of dark stories to upbeat, radio-friendly music. Working On The Highway isn't much of a party song in its original Nebraska form.
  3. Did that marriage require legal parental consent or was 15 the age of consent at the time?
  4. Did you meet him at a dance down at the Union Hall?
  5. Clearly the girl in the song is under the legal age to be considered an adult, but the guy is probably not that much older, but of legal age. He's not a pedophile and she isn't a child. I don't think a pedophile goes to her daddy to ask his permission to marry her. It's a shame that so many young men (18 or 19 years old) are branded sex offenders for life because they were dating a girl a year or two younger than them.
  6. Another Paul Rodgers band. Rodgers, Kenney Jones, Jim Barber, John Staehely and Pino Palladino with guest appearances by David Gilmour, Bryan Adams and Chris Rea. The thing about a Paul Rodgers band is they all are pretty much Bad Company.
  7. Paul Rodgers and Jimmy Page was all I needed to know when this came out.
  8. Bad Company can't compete with their Paul Rodgers era albums and the four they made with Brian Howe on vocals took the band in a very pop direction, but this 1995 record with Rodgers sound-alike Robert Hart singing is a pretty nice return to form.
  9. All that talk also takes the fun right out of the innuendos in the song.