Here’s a ballad that has been in the charts the last few months. There are not many better recent expressions about the killing power of the Law, as it ruthlessly exposes some hidden part of you. An especially lovely moment (and in the music):

The truth is that I’m asking you to lie,
And we both know that it ain’t right,
But if you ever loved me please,
Have some mercy on me

A touching, real, and multiform meditation on the human problem of love and truth.