Claws Off Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Buzzard
Superstitious grave robber
Keep your claws off me and mine
Lead the part, make 'em sick
Set fire to their eyes

If you wanna go
Get lost
If you wanna stay
Shut up

Superstitious rage monger
Keep your hands out of my tea
Tell me you love me and make it sweet
Get down on your knees

If you wanna go
Get lost
If you wanna stay
Shut up

I don't wanna say
Good luck

Superstitious grave robber
Keep your claws off me and...

I'm not gonna say
I'm not gonna say
I'm not gonna say
Good luck

What I wanna say
What I wanna say
What I wanna say
Is get fucked


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Will You Love Me Forever? Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Buzzard
If i could roll up my money and smoke it i would
Always travel light

Catch your eye
Don't blink twice

If I could make lemonade from your lemons I would
Squeeze 'em hard and sour

Shut your eyes
Don't make nice

Oh no
Oh no
Will you love forever?
Oh no
Oh no
Will you love me forever?
Forever?

I'd take the tag off your sister and keep her for good
Keep her fat and sick

Steal her eyes
Pawn her diamonds

If i could pay off my doctor and get better i would
Really bleed him dry

Steal his eyes
Take advice

Oh no
Oh no
Will you love me forever?

Oh no
Oh no
Will you love me forever?
Forever?

If i could curse at your sister, speaking in tongues
Get her good and paid

Oh no
Oh no
Will you love me forever?

Oh no
Oh no
Will you love me forever?

Oh no
Oh no
Will you love me forever?

Oh no
Oh no
Will you love me forever?
Forever?


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Tiny Vampire Robot Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Buzzard
Tiny vampire robot
Wanna get sucked dry?
And I don't know how to tell you
It's been on my mind

Forget the place you're leaving
Where no one ever dies
Oh tiny vampire robot
Fill the dance floor with blood

Tiny vampire robot
That I wanted too
And I don't know how to tell you
How tall I grew

Forget the dreams of mother
Though I never did
Oh tiny vampire robot
Try to treat me good

Tiny vampire robot
Wanna get sucked dry?
And I don't know how to tell you
How long you've been on my mind

Forget the place you're leaving
Where no one ever dies
Oh tiny vampire robot
Fill the dance floor with blood


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Your Lower Back Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Buzzard
Your lower back, your lower back
Don't worry baby, I won't resuscitate
Dumb buzzard luck don't give a fuck
Don't worry baby, stand up

If they treat you rough in the evening
You'll be alright by the morning
Why would you do this it's so god damn demeaning
Your lower back haunts me every time I come

Your lower back your lower back
Baby stand up
Oh and don't make a peep, don't even squeak
Don't fight it baby, be sweet

If they rough you up in the evening
You'll get 'em back by the morning
Why would you do this it's so goddamn demeaning yeah
Your lower back haunts me every time I come

If I lose my lunch over dinner
That southern drawl is getting thinner
And I don't like it when rough stuff gets too gruesome
Your lower back haunts me every time I come


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Freak Flight Speed Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Buzzard
Wide eyed stayed awake
let's have some fun
if I'm discovered at your place
all bets are off

I know nothing's gonna work right
strung up
dancing on a freak flight
hold on
baby get your hair back down

won't stop metal friend
while the moon's still red
let's get carried away
let's lose our heads

you're on my side
when I lose my mind
when I get carried away
and I take my time

I know nothing's gonna work right
strung up
dancing on a freak flight
hold on
baby get your hair back down
cause I need you now [x3]

Wide eyed stayed awake
let's have some fun
If I molest you in this state
all bets are off

I know nothing's gonna work right
strung out
dancing on a freak flight
hold on
baby get your hair back down
cause I need you now [x6]


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My Baby (Cares For The Animals) Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Buzzard
My baby cares for the animals
She loves everyone
She sheds a tear for the monkey
and the ants when they get trampled on

I like you the best
I like you the best
I like you the best

Yes i do
Yes i do

My baby cares for the zebras
She digs every stripe
Take me down to the zoo to see the babel
I don't know how to say what I've been thinking of

But i like you the best
I like you the best
I like you the best

Yes i do
Yes i do

Ff you love me
Don't eat me
If you want me
Be sweet
If you want me
Don't eat me

My baby sleeps in a lemon patch
She flies in a rocket ship
She can breathe underwater
She's a funny kid

I like you the best
I like you the best
I like you the best

If you love me
Don't eat me
If you want me
Be sweet
If you love me
Don't eat me

I like you the best
I like you the best
I like you the best

Yes I do


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Lunatic, Lunatic, Lunatic Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Buzzard
[Recorded sample]
Brothers and sisters
sometimes you feel like you cant succeed
and I'm here to tell you that you're probably right
but if you stay strong everything will be alright

[Richard Edwards]
Allison's got a crackpot mind
She tries to flex it all of the time
But it's of no use
She's clearly lost her screws
She bares her teeth and paints them green
She can be a drama queen
Shes got no needs she sleeps on trampolines

The boys all say she's just a fool
But I know that she's so much more
She's a lunatic, a lunatic, a lunatic

Allison's a parable
For the risks of being terrible
She's 4'2", and crazy as a loon
She hops the bar, she keeps it cool
She sheds her top in Marshall's pool.

The guys make eyes at the naked girl
Who's showin' off her tits in a co-ed pool
She's a lunatic, a lunatic, a lunatic
She's a lunatic, a lunatic, a lunatic
She's a lunatic, a lunatic, a lunatic

Someone save her from herself
Someone save her from herself
And get her home

Allison's got a crackpot mind
She tries to flex it all of the time
But it's of no use
She's clearly lost her screws

The boy's all say she sucked their dicks
She claims that she's a feminist
She's a lunatic, a lunatic, a lunatic
She's a lunatic, a lunatic, a lunatic
She's a lunatic, a lunatic, a lunatic


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Earth To Aliens: What Do You Want Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Buzzard
Bill is skeptical about the aliens
So come on dreamboats let's get our story straight
I know you're never in the mood
I know it sounds strange but who knew

Someday you'll love someone as much as you love science
I know it's hard to believe but Bill I believe

Bill is petrified by a suntan kiss
So come on mama let's get our act cleaned up
And I don't need your attitude
I know it sounds rude but here goes
Someday you will love someone
Someday you will love someone
Someday you will love someone
Bill I believe, Bill I believe

Bill is skeptical about the aliens

Bill I believe
Bill I believe
Bill I believe
Bill I believe
Bill I believe
Bill I believe
Bill I believe
Bill I believe

I am skeptical about the after earth


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I Do Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Buzzard
I didn't know what I was doing
I didn't know if I (kid)
As I recall, it was my birthday
You're just standing there

I never know if I'm dreaming
I never know if I'm awake
All I know is it's gotten sunny

If you leave me (in a lurch)
Without a penny to my name
I'm gonna run to you and gobble you up

You simulated a baby
With a pillow in your shirt
And danced around the hotel naked

I never know if you're serious
Or if you're putting me on
I guess it really doesn't matter

If you kick me to the curb
It's probably just what I deserve
I'm gonna run to you and grab you up

If you leave me (in a lurch)
Without a penny to my name
I'm gonna to run to you and gobble you up

I never know if I love you
I'm pretty sure that I do
All I know is it's gotten sunny

I never know if you love me
Buy (you oughta) believe me, you do
All I know is it's gotten sunny.


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Books About Trains Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Rot Gut, Domestic
I've got a house full of movies 'bout france
And a cold wind is blowin'
Through my basement walls

So why would I go outside?
Tell me, why would I go outside?
I've got you

I've got a house full of books about trains
And a highway of boardgames
To play when I'm sick

So why would I go outside?
Tell me, why would I go outside?
I've got you

I've got a feeling that something's wrong
And I can't seem to shake it
Oh no, no

But I want to go outside
Yeah, I want to go outside
I really want to go outside, I do
And I want to go outside
I want to go outside


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Shannon Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Rot Gut, Domestic
I don't wanna be your friend, Shannon
I wanna drag the river, drink myself dry, oh
But I don't wanna be your friend, Shannon

I don't wanna be your friend, Shannon
I wanna make a scene, at the middle east, oh
But I don't wanna be your friend, Shannon

Holy moly, what you want me to do?
Don't accuse me of accusing you,
'cause that doesn't work
I'm sorry
but it doesn't work
Oh, Shannon, oh.

I just wanna be your pet, Shannon
I just wanna be your pet
I wanna howl your praises, sleep at your feet, oh
but I don't wanna be your pup, Shannon.
I don't wanna be your pup, Shannon

Come on Shannon, let's go wallow and rue
and you convinced me that your feelings are true,
but that doesn't work, oh
but that doesn't work
Oh, Shannon, oh

But I love you still
I love you still
I always will

I just wanna be your man, Shannon
I wanna be your right hand, Shannon
I wanna have your babies, take your last name

But I'm probably gonna just get drunk, Shannon
I'm gonna go get drunk, Shannon
I'm gonna go get drunk
I'm gonna go get drunk, oh
Tonight I'm gonna get drunk, Shannon


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Prozac Rock Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Rot Gut, Domestic
Get in the mood.
Get in the mood
For me to come back in.
Tell me what you've been doin'
While I've been getting high
On prozac rock
In the summertime.
I need you, doll.
It never stops.

Get in the mood.
Are you in the mood
To move to pismo? and
Tell me what you've been doin'
'cause I've been havin' dreams.
In one, we float on a riverboat
And drink down a bottle of glue.
In one, I float on a riverboat.

Prozac rock.
I got brazen speech.
I love your sister,
Fell in love with her teeth.

Get in the mood.
Are you in the mood?
That's all; it's over.

Prozac rock.
Prozac rock.
I don't believe you.
I need to see you.
And when we meet,
I'll kiss your feet.
I'll skin my knee.
Because your sister's sweet.


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Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Rot Gut, Domestic
I was writing his story
And he gave me a look
He was very handsome, distractingly so
and I never dreamed that he'd be my boyfriend
He wrote me letters, daily from prison
That said I know I've killed a few
But none of those women were you
I couldn't speak
It was over for me
I found my grim reaper prince

Well he said he loved me
And he cooked me dinner
He cut my lungs out
And made me feel thinner
And I'll never forget him
Now that it's over
The life that we had
When they strapped him down
Oh but how all the girls were jealous
Cause he liked me the best
Oh and I couldn't breathe
It was true love indeed
But now my grim prince is gone

Well I said I loved him
When they strapped him in
But he wasn't cryin'
He took it like a man
And the families watched him
As he breathed his last
But I got rather angry
I started to laugh
And say now he's got what's comin'
He was due his lot
Oh and I couldn't see, there were tears on my cheek
Goodbye my grim reaper prince
Goodbye my grim reaper prince
Goodbye goodbye
I'll see you in a while
Goodbye
Fair well
Good luck


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Frank Left Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Rot Gut, Domestic
Frank left in '96
After suffering fools for decades.
And the music stopped
Like it often does for small chunks of time.
Then it starts again.
But he's gone
And the sun still shines.
He's gone to stay.
He's gone, he's gone.
It's done, so long.
He's gone.

Frank left your shimmering blue
After taking it out on thursday.
And you cried
Like you often do for small chunks of time.
Then you smiled.

But he's gone
And the sun still shines.
He's gone, to stay.
He's gone.
He's gone and done it this time.
He's gone.

What else can I say to you?
What would make it clear?
That I like it here-
I like it here,
Livin' with you.

But when I'm gone,
The sun will still shine.
When I'm gone to stay.
When I'm gone, when I'm gone,
You, too, will be fine,
When I'm gone.


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Fisher Of Men Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Rot Gut, Domestic
I hate my friends.
That pony holy rolling girlfriend,
the money she wears in her teeth.

I hate my friends,
Let me say it again.
Now I sit here.
I want a halo for my baby,
Now all that I'm dreaming is true.

It's why I hate my friends.

I've been thinking it through,
Nothing is true.
But if you want to squawk I'll listen.
And we can talk about the master,
And what it takes to believe.

And why I hate my friends.
It's why I hate my friends.

Oh, I'm a fisher of men.
and I ain't got time for a season of sin.

I only see your face in pictures,
It's all that I want in this world.

It's why I hate my friends.

Oh, I'm a fisher of men.
And I ain't got time for a season of sin.


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Arvydas Sabonis Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Rot Gut, Domestic
Always been strange
Never seemed cool
A Lithuanian
I wanted as a friend

Always been afraid
You came a little late
To truly eat your food
off a proper big man's plate, didn't you?

Arvydas Sabonis
Arvydas Sabonis

Fifteen points again
A model for a wife
You were laughing less
You had a pretty good laugh/life, didn't you?

Arvydas Sabonis
Arvydas

Come on back, we miss you
Come on back, we miss you so
Come on back, we miss you
Come on back, we miss you

Come on back, we miss you
Come on back, we miss you so
Come on back, we miss you
Come on back, we miss you

Arvydas Sabonis
Arvydas


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Coonskin Cap Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Rot Gut, Domestic
Coonskin cap, coonskin cap.
Keeping my ears warm,
Breaking my heart.
Coonskin.

If I wanna ride with you,
I know where to find you.

Say no more.
It's making my ears cold,
Breaking my heart.
Don't speak.

If I wanna ride with you,
I know where to find you.

So let's just finish up our wine,
And you can leave, and I'll get high.
And maybe this never happened.
Are you still my baby
[?]

If I wanna ride with you,
I know where to find you.

Coonskin cap
Your coonskin cap
Keeping my ears warm,
Breaking my heart.
Oh, coonskin.


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Ludlow Junk Hustle Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Rot Gut, Domestic
Anybody else with a head like yours
Would come and pick me up at the liquor store.
And we'd go out east where I'd try to meet
Anybody else with a head like yours.

Gut rotting out, I get paranoid
Gut rotting out, I get paranoid
Of anybody else with a smile so slick.
Our doctor up and split and we both got sick.
When I look behind, guess what I find?
Several angry women holding bottles of rouge.

Gut rotting out, I get paranoid
Of my gut rotting out, I get paranoid.

Anybody else with a head like yours
Would come and pick me up.
And my gut's rotting out, gut's rotting out,
I get paranoid
Of my gut rotting out, gut rotting out,
I get paranoid.

Anybody else with a head like yours
Anybody else with a head like yours
Anybody else, anybody else,
Anybody else with a head like yours

Gut rotting out, I get paranoid
Gut rotting out, I get paranoid.


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The Devil Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Rot Gut, Domestic
Fucking around at the [?]
[?] who needs you
Backing into the swamp,
Someone's late.

I wanna mess you up;
I wanna steal your head
And take you home with me.

You ain't afraid of the devil,
But he don't care.
I've got to get home;
Someone's waiting there.

I wanna mess you up;
I wanna steal your head
And take you home with me,
Take you home with me.
But I've done wrong.
I've done wrong.

You ain't impressed with the woman
Who cleans your feet.
I have seen your toes
And they've haunted me.

I wanna mess you up;
I wanna steal your head
And take you home with me,
Take you home with me.
But I've done wrong.
I've done wrong.

I ain't afraid of the devil.
I ain't afraid of the devil, oh no.

Back in the basement,
Back in the basement,
Your father don't want us to be alone.
'cause he knows I'm bad.
Yeah, yeah,
But your daughter loves me and she's coming back.
Please, I'm down on my rusted knee.
Come back home. I'm sick, quick,
Make me the president of your club, kid.
Please, I'm down on my rusted knee.
Come back home.

I ain't afraid of the devil.
I ain't afraid of the devil, oh no.


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Christ Lyrics

Artist : MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO AND SO'S
Album : Rot Gut, Domestic
Jesus breaks your heart every night when he doesn't come.
All alone, wine bottles and chrome,
I got nothing in my bag for you
but fire from the sky.

He wants to know your shoe size,
and all the weird shit in your brain,
he's gonna wash it away with blood.

But he breaks your heart every night when he doesn't come

Mary steal the car, drive it off with the carnival.
I could pray, I could beg you to stay, but I won't.

Tell him what you like, he wants to know your dark side,
and all the weird shit in your brain, he's gonna wash it away with blood.

But he'll break your heart every night when he doesn't come.

Tell me what you like, come on and flash me those blue eyes,
and all the weird shit in your brain, I'm gonna wash it away with blood.

But you break my heart every night when you fall apart.
Every night when you fall apart.
Every night when you fall apart.


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Darling Pretty Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
It's time to come away, my Darling Pretty
It's time to come away on the changing tide
Time to come away, Darling Pretty
And I need you darling by my side

Heal me with a smile, Darling Pretty
Heal me with a smile and a heart of gold
Carry me awhile, my Darling Pretty
Heal my aching heart and soul

Just like a castaway
Lost upon an endless sea
I saw you far away
Come to rescue me

Cast away the chains, Darling Pretty
Cast away the chains away behind
Take away my pain, my Darling Pretty
And the chains that once were yours and mine

There will come a day, Darling Pretty
There will come a day when hearts can fly
Love will find a way, my Darling Pretty
Find a heaven for you and I
Love will find a way, my Darling Pretty
Find a heaven for you and I


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Imelda Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
She's going shopping for shoes
She wants them in magenta and Caribbean blue
Platinum and buttercup lilac and black
They fill a bucket up and laugh behind her back
Imelda baby Imelda baby what to do
All the poor people saying that they gotta quit paying for you

In New York and Paris on the Champs Elysee
They see her coming from a long way
They clap their hands together when they get her in their store
She's gonna wanna get more more more and more and more
Imelda baby Imelda baby what to do
All the poor people saying that they gotta quit paying for you

Everyone's gone Jackie O
She was a regular here
We thought madame would like to know
We've got the blood red rouge right here

Now we've got all of madame's requisites and all in madame's size
Madame's taste is truly exquisite she must accessorise
The belts are alligator the bags are kangaroo
Enchant? may I say the jade was made for you
Imelda baby Imelda baby what to do
All the poor people saying that they gotta quit paying for you
Imelda baby Imelda baby what to do
All the poor people saying that they gotta quit paying for you


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Golden Heart Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
She was swinging by the bangles in a main street store
A while before we met
The most dangerous angels that you ever saw
She spied her amulet

And she took a loop of leather for around her neck
And that was then the start
The most dangerous lady on her quarter deck
She found her Golden Heart
You found your Golden Heart

Then we swirled around each other and the thread was spun
to some Arcadian band
I would stop it from swinging like a pendulum
Just to hold time in my hand

And you shot me with a cannonball of history
And long forgotten art
I'd be turning it over as our words ran free
I'd hold your Golden Heart
I'd hold your Golden Heart

Nothing in the world prepared me for you, your heart, your heart
Nothing in the world that I love more your heart, your heart
Your Golden Heart

And every time I'm thinking of you from a distant shore
And all the time I sleep
I will have a reminder that my baby wore
A part of you to keep

And I'll send you all my promises across the sea
And while we are apart
I will carry the wonder that you gave to me
I'll wear your Golden Heart
I'll wear your Golden Heart

Nothing in the world prepared me for you, your heart, your heart
Nothing in the world that I love more your heart, your heart
Your Golden Heart


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No Can Do Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
Skint in a material world
I did a warehouse stint for southsea girl
It was Hong Kong clothes for cash
Everybody got treated worse than trash
Punch the card in the company clock
Load the trolleys and the company trucks
And around and around the whole day through
And you couldn't sit down when there was nothing to do

Well they had beaten up people from every land
Fools like me trying to be in bands
A little French girl so good to me
But I couldn't love her back so lonely
A backpacker travelling through
A lumberjack with the travelling blues
We had worn out shoes and worn out cuffs
And big ideas that were never big enough

He said the man wants you go wash his car
Hey you I'm talking to you
I said me, not me uh uh
No can do

No can can do no can
No can can do no can

Now some were grown up unlike me
And were dealing with reality
I was spittin' sulkin' smokin' shirkin'
While a lady from Jamaica was singing and working
I had everyone but me to blame
And every day was just the same
Well nobody ever said it was a righteous world
But if they did they never said it at southsea girl

He said the man wants you go wash his car
Hey you I'm talking to you
I said me, not me uh uh
No can do

No can can do no can
No can can do no can

Well I've made my bed on peoples floors
Opened up and closed some doors
Dreamed that if my dreams came true
Then I wouldn't do what I didn't want to
Walking through the gates to the outside
To dream some dreams that never died
And I walked the streets of London town
Looking for a place to put my head down


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Vic And Ray Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
A dirty motor with London plates
Sitting in the gutter outside your silent gates
Vic and Ray, Vic and Ray
Vic and Ray, Vic and Ray

Come to daddy baby, what is it worth
Come to daddy, the scum of the crying earth
Vic and Ray, Vic and Ray
Vic and Ray, Vic and Ray

Laughing at each other's pain
They run the heater in the morning rain
This'll pay the rent around the world
Wanna buy a picture of a girl

Christmas morning, there they are
Two rent boys wishing on a shining star
Vic and Ray, Vic and Ray
Vic and Ray, Vic and Ray


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Don't You Get It Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
Don't you get it I don't want to buy your car
Don't you get it I don't want to buy it
Don't you get it I don't want to buy your car
Don't you get it I don't want to buy your car

Cause I gotta be a free man to run
I gotta be a free man to ride
I gotta be a free man to run
Cause I gotta be a free man to ride
I gotta be a free man to run
I gotta be a free man to ride
I gotta be a free man to run
Cause I gotta be a free man to ride

Now don't you get it I don't want to dream your dream
Don't you get it I don't want to dream it
Don't you get it I don't want to dream your dream
Don't you get it I don't want to dream your dream

Cause I gotta be a free man to run
I gotta be a free man to ride
I gotta be a free man to run
Cause I gotta be a free man to ride
I gotta be a free man to run
I gotta be a free man to ride
I gotta be a free man to run
Cause I gotta be a free man to ride

Don't you get it I don't want to buy your car
Don't you get it I don't want to buy it
Don't you get it I don't want to buy your car
Don't you get it I don't want to buy your car

Cause I gotta be a free man to run
I gotta be a free man to ride
I gotta be a free man to run
Cause I gotta be a free man to ride
I gotta be a free man to run
I gotta be a free man to ride
I gotta be a free man to run
Cause I gotta be a free man to ride


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A Night In Summer Long Ago Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
My lady may I have this dance
Forgive a knight who knows no shame
My lady may I have this dance
And lady may I have your name
You danced upon a soldier's arm
And I felt the blade of love so keen
And when you smiled you did me harm
And I was drawn to you, my Queen

Now these boots may take me where they will
Though they may never shine like his
There is no knight I would not kill
To have my lady's hand to kiss
Yes and they did take me through the hall
To leave me not one breath from you
And they fell silent one and all
And you could see my heart was true

Then I did lead you from the hall
And we did ride upon the hill
Away beyond the city wall
And sure you are my lady still
A night in summer long ago
The stars were falling from the sky
And still, my heart, I have to know
Why do you love me, lady, why?


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Cannibals Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
Well he's daddy's little boy he plays with his toys
He holds on to his daddy's hand
His daddy says sonny you're a big strong boy
You're gonna be a big strong man
And they go play catch they go play ball
They go take a walk along the sand
Big strong daddy and a big strong boy
Living in a big strong land

Daddy is he a goodie or a baddie
Daddy can I have a dinosaur
Once upon a time there were cannibals
Now there are no cannibals any more

Down in Louisiana there's a hurricane coming
The little boy climbs the stairs
And all along the levee all the people come running
And the little boy's saying his prayers
And a sleepy little laddie smiles up at his daddy
And he's asking for his G.I. Joe
And daddy tucks him in with a kiss upon the chin
And says my little one I love you so

Lay down your head now don't get out of bed
Don't you let the bedbugs bite
It's time to sleep now not another peep
And I'll see you in the morning light
And then the radio was playing and the weatherman was saying
The hurricane had blown away
And daddy's little boy was jumping up for joy
And he was singing at the break of day

Daddy is he a goodie or a baddie
Daddy can I be a warrior
Once upon a time there were cannibals
Now there are no cannibals any more

Yeah daddy is he a goodie or a baddie
Daddy why do people go to war
Once upon a time there were cannibals
Now there are no cannibals any more


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I'm The Fool Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
I never thought I'd be the one
To be the raging bull
There'd always be a smoking gun
Who'd up and lose his cool
I never thought I'd have to say
I'm sorry, my love, because
I'm the fool I never
Fool I never thought I was

I left my dreams with broken strings
It's time I learnt to talk
Stop falling over things
Teach myself to walk
I'm not a superman
Or Mr. wonderful,
because I'm the fool I never
Fool I never thought I was

I'm the know it all
Trying to mend his broken heart
But I don't know how to call
And I don't know where to start

Now if you should lose your faith in me
I don't know where I'd run
I hope you'll always let me be
Your only one
Am I your one true love
Or am I too late for your applause
I'm the fool I never
Fool I never thought I was
Darling, I'm the fool I never
Fool I never thought I was


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Je Suis Desole Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
We are leaving, leaving
Leaving on the tide
Come and stand beside me love
The water is so wide
You can hear the sailors calling
At the dawning of the day
Yesterday is falling, love
And je suis desole, je suis desole

Je suis desole, mais je n'ai pas le choix
Je suis desole, mais la vie me demande ea

I am turning, turning
From a land that I loved well
Look ahead my darling one
across the rolling swell
And you can hear the seagulls crying
As we're slipping out of the bay
Yesterday is dying, love
And je suis desole, je suis desole

Je suis desole, mais je n'ai pas le choix
Je suis desole, mais la vie me demande ea

We are sailing, sailing
For a land that's proud and free
I had no more endurance
For what had become of me
And I will do that which I must do, love
And now we're under way
All that I can say to you
is je suis desole

Je suis desole, mais je n'ai pas le choix
Je suis desole, mais la vie me demande ea
Je suis desole, mais je n'ai pas le choix
Je suis desole, mais la vie me demande ea


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Rudiger Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
Rudiger stands in the rain and the snow
Collector of autographs
Names upon photographs
Faces of people who everyone knows

Rudiger lives in a place on his own
Briefcase and spectacles
Strange and respectable
He knows the meaning of being alone

Rudiger works as a clerk in the town
Music or politics
Rudiger gets his kicks
He gets information then he comes around

Rudiger waits at the hall in Berlin
He waits there all night
Security's tight
They know who he is but they don't let him in

Rudiger waits in the dark by the stair
His fingers are shaking
His feet they are aching
But your name's in the paper so Rudiger's there


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Nobody's Got The Gun Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
Nobody's got the gun
Nobody's trying to get the drop on anyone
Nobody's standing out on main street
With the sun blazing down
Saying "There's only room for one of us in this here town"
Nobody's got the be the number one
Nobody's got the gun

She may not understand
And she may want you eating from her hand
If she's got you in a corner
And you can smell the smoke and flame
You reach for your revolver
To do the same
You'll blow your love away forever, number one
Nobody's got the gun

You may think love is hard enough
You may never get to rehearse
And you can do without this stuff
Making everything worse

She's just the same as you
She needs your love just like you want her to
You can't go playing poker
With a pistol in your sleeve
You can't make somebody love you
By threatening to leave
If you want a love forever, number one
Nobody's got the gun


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Done With Bonaparte Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
We've paid in hell since Moscow burned
As Cossacks tear us piece by piece
Our dead are strewn a hundred leagues
Though death would be a sweet release
And our grande arm?e is dressed in rags
A frozen starving beggar band
Like rats we steal each other's scraps
Fall to fighting hand to hand

Save my soul from evil, Lord
And heal this soldier's heart
I'll trust in thee to keep me, Lord
I'm done with Bonaparte

What dreams he made for us to dream
Spanish skies, Egyptian sands
The world was ours, we marched upon
Our little Corporal's command
And I lost an eye at Austerlitz
The sabre slash yet gives me pain
My one true love awaits me still
The flower of the aquitaine

Save my soul from evil, Lord
And heal this soldier's heart
I'll trust in thee to keep me, Lord
I'm done with Bonaparte

I pray for her who prays for me
A safe return to my belle France
We prayed these wars would end all wars
In war we know is no romance
And I pray our child will never see
A little Corporal again
Point toward a foreign shore
Captivate the hearts of men

Save my soul from evil, Lord
And heal this soldier's heart
I'll trust in thee to keep me, Lord
I'm done with Bonaparte


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Are We In Trouble Now Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Golden Heart
It wasn't just the music
It wasn't just the wine
Some other kind of magic
Was sending up my spine
Then I was falling
And I fell for you, and how
Darling, are we in trouble now

They say we're grown up
But we've been searching all this time
I wouldn't own up
Never would admit to flying blind
But in the Darkness
We found each other anyhow
Darling, are we in trouble now

When we'd talk it over
Love was a cry from a distant shore
Then we found each other
And all that we'd been searching for

And I'm done denying
I guess by now you know
I'm through with trying
Can't bring myself to let you go
And of all these feelings
We said we never would allow
Darling, are we in trouble now


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What It Is Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Sailing To Philadelphia
The Drinking Dens Are Spilling Out
There's Staggering In The Square
There's Lads And Lasses Falling About
And A Crackling In The Air
Down Around The Dungeon Doors
The Shelters And The Queues
Everybody's Looking For
Somebody's Arms To Fall Into
And It's What It Is
It's What It Is Now

There's Frost On The Graves And The Monuments
But The Taverns Are Warm In Town
People Curse The Government
And Shovel Hot Food Down
The Lights Are Out In City Hall
The Castle And The Keep
The Moon Shines Down Upon It All
The Legless And Asleep

And It's Cold On The Tollgate
With The Wagons Creeping Through
Cold On The Tollgate
God Knows What I Could Do With You
And It's What It Is
It's What It Is Now

The Garrison Sleeps In The Citadel
With The Ghosts And The Ancient Stones
High Up On The Parapet
A Scottish Piper Stands Alone
And High On The Wind
The Highland Drums Begin To Roll
And Something From The Past Just Comes
And Stares Into My Soul

And It's Cold On The Tollgate
With The Caledonian Blues
Cold On The Tollgate
God Knows What I Could Do With You
And It's What It Is
It's What It Is Now
What It Is
It's What It Is Now

There's A Chink Of Light, There's A Burning Wick
There's A Lantern In The Tower
Wee Willie Winkie With A Candlestick
Still Writing Songs In The Wee Wee Hours
On Charlotte Street I Take
A Walking Stick From My Hotel
The Ghost Of Dirty Dick
Is Still In Search Of Little Nell
And It's What It Is
It's What It Is Now
Oh It's What It Is
What It Is Now


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Sailing To Philadelphia Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Sailing To Philadelphia
I Am Jeremiah Dixon
I Am A Geordie Boy
A Glass Of Wine With You, Sir
And The Ladies I'll Enjoy
All Durham And Northumberland
Is Measured Up By My Own Hand
It Was My Fate From Birth
To Make My Mark Upon The Earth...

He Calls Me Charlie Mason
A Stargazer Am I
It Seems That I Was Born
To Chart The Evening Sky
They'd Cut Me Out For Baking Bread
But I Had Other Dreams Instead
This Baker's Boy From The West Country
Would Join The Royal Society...

We Are Sailing To Philadelphia
A World Away From The Coaly Tyne
Sailing To Philadelphia
To Draw The Line
The Mason-Dixon Line

Now You're A Good Surveyor, Dixon
But I Swear You'll Make Me Mad
The West Will Kill Us Both
You Gullible Geordie Lad
You Talk Of Liberty
How Can America Be Free
A Geordie And A Baker's Boy
In The Forests Of The Iroquois...

Now Hold Your Head Up, Mason
See America Lies There
The Morning Tide Has Raised
The Capes Of Delaware
Gone Up And Feel The Sun
A New Morning Is Begun
Another Day Will Make It Clear
Why Your Stars Should Guide Us Here...

We Are Sailing To Philadelphia
A World Away From The Coaly Tyne
Sailing To Philadelphia
To Draw The Line
The Mason-Dixon Line


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Who's Your Baby Now Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Sailing To Philadelphia
The Rock You Stood Upon
Is Broken Up And Gone
Hey Baby, Who's Your Baby Now
On The Slipway Of Your Dream
Stands Someone Else's Scheme
Hey Baby, Who's Your Baby Now

Your Baby Now, Baby Now
Your Baby Now, Your Baby Now

The Ancient Trade You Ply
Ain't Enough To Get You By
Hey Baby, Who's Your Baby Now
The Yard Is Locked And Closed
The Old Guard Has Been Deposed
Hey Baby, Who's Your Baby Now

Your Baby Now, Baby Now
Your Baby Now, Your Baby Now

You Always Had To Be The Kind
To Have To Say What's On Your Mind
And Hey, You Really Showed 'Em How
You Used To Laugh About
How You Used To Dish It Out
But Hey, Who's Laughing Now

'Cos The Rock You Stood Upon
Is Broken Up And Gone
Hey Baby, Who's Your Baby Now
Yeh The Rock You Stood Upon
Is Broken Up And Gone
Hey Baby, Who's Your Baby Now


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Baloney Again Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Sailing To Philadelphia
We Don't Eat In No White Restaurant
We're Eatin' In The Car
Baloney Again, Baloney Again
We Don't Sleep In No White Hotel Bed
We're Sleepin' In The Car, Baloney Again
You Don't Strut Around In These Country Towns
You Best Stay In The Car
Look On Ahead Don't Stare Around
You Best Stay Where You Are
You're A Long Way From Home, Boy
Don't Push Your Luck Too Far
Baloney Again

Twenty-Two Years We've Sung The Word
Since Nineteen Thirty-One
Amen, I Say Amen
Now The Young Folk Want To Praise The Lord
With Guitar, Bass And Drums, Amen
We'll Never Get Tired Of Jesus
But It's Been A Heavy Load
Carrying His Precious Love
Down A Long Dirt Road
We're A Long Way From Home
Just Let's Pay The Man And Go
Baloney Again

The Lord Is My Shepherd
He Leadeth Me In Pastures Green
He Gave Us This Day
Our Daily Bread And Gasoline
Go Under The Willow
Park Her Up Beside The Stream
Shoulders For Pillows
Lay Down Your Head And Dream
Shoulders For Pillows
Lay Down Your Head And Dream


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The Last Laugh Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Sailing To Philadelphia
Don't You Love The Sound
Of The Last Laugh My Friend
Don't You Love The Sound
Of The Last Laugh At The End
Down In The Gutter With The Mad Old Soldiers
Down In The Scuppers With The Drunken Sailors
Down In The Gutter With The Mad Old Soldiers
But The Last Laugh, Baby Is Yours
And Don't You Love The Sound
Of The Last Laugh Going Down

Games You Thought You'd Learned
You Neither Lost Nor Won
Dreams Have Crashed And Burned
But You're Still Going On
Out On The Highway With The Road Gang Working
Up On The Mountain With The Cold Wind Blowing
Out On The Highway With The Road Band Working
But The Last Laugh, Baby Is Yours
And Don't You Love The Sound
Of The Last Laugh Going Down

They Had You Crying But You Came Up Smiling
They Had You Crawling And You Came Up Flying
They Had You Crying And You Came Up Smiling
And The Last Laugh, Baby Is Yours
And Don't You Love The Sound
Of The Last Laugh Going Down
Yeh Don't You Love The Sound
Of The Last Laugh Going Down


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El Macho Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Sailing To Philadelphia
Your Date Has Gone Home
Now You're Left On Your Own Sweet Own
Your Tough-Talkin' Friend
Split On You In The Bitter End
And You Took Like A Fine Thing Jerry
Yeh You Took Like A Fine Thing Jerry

They Say You're A Star
That's What The Boys All Say You Are
I Don't See Much TV
So You Don't Mean Shit To Me
But You Look Like A Fine Thing Jerry
Yeh You Look Like A Fine Thing Jerry

They Got A Name For People Like You
Yeh They Do
And They Got A Name For People Like Me Too
El Macho, El Macho

Now They Want You To Sing
Don't Get Shy Or Anything
The Boys Are All Here
Gonna Buy You Another Beer
'Cos You Look Like A Fine Thing Jerry
Yeh You Look Like A Fine Thing Jerry
El Macho, El Macho


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Prairie Wedding Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Sailing To Philadelphia
We Only Knew Each Other By Letter
I Went To Meet Her Off The Train
When The Smoke Had Cleared And The Dust Was
Still

She Was Standing There And Speaking My Name
I Guarantee She Looked Like An Angel
I Couldn't Think Of What I Should Say
But When Adam Saw Eve In The Garden
I Believe He Felt The Selfsame Way

I Handed Her Up On The Wagon
And I Loaded Up Her Trunk Behind
She Was Sitting Up There With The Gold In Her Hair
And I Tried To Get A Hold Of My Mind

Do You Think That You Could Love Me Mary
Do You Think We Got A Chance Of A Life
Do You Think That You Could Love Me Mary
Now You Are To Be My Wife

We Finally Headed Out Of The Station
And We Drove Up The Home Trail
And When We Came To The Farm She Laid A Hand
On My Arm
I Thought My Resolution Would Fail
And I Froze As She Stepped In The Doorway
Stood There As Still As Could Be
I Said I Know It Ain't Much, It Needs A Woman's
Touch
Lord She Turned Around And Looked At Me

Do You Think That You Could Love Me Mary
You Think We Got A Chance Of A Life
Do You Think That You Could Love Me Mary
Now You Are To Be My Wife

We Had A Prairie Wedding
There Was A Preacher And A Neighbour Or Two
I Gave My Golden Thing A Gold Wedding Ring
And The Both Of Us Said I Do
And When The Sun's Going Down On The Prairie
And The Gold In Her Hair Is Aflame
I Say Do You Really Love Me Mary
And I Hold Her And I Whisper Her Name

Do You Think That You Could Love Me Mary
You Think We Got A Chance Of A Life
Do You Think That You Could Love Me Mary
Now You Are To Be My Wife


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Sands Of Nevada Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Sailing To Philadelphia
These Tables Are Haunted
By The Ghosts Of Las Vegas
Their Chips Were Once Mountains
But They Came Here To Play
They Could Take Me If They Wanted
But I Have Nothing Worth Counting
And Like The Sands Of Nevada
They Go Drifting Away

Lady Luck's Still A Mystery
With Her Head On My Shoulder
And I Don't Know Why
I Still Want Her To Dance
I Guess That's All History
What It Is Is I'm Older
And I'm Still A Fool
For A One-Way Romance

Her Dice Were Red Rubies
They Rolled And They Tumbled
And I Never Saw Time
Running Out With My Roll
And In A Wasteland Of Cut Glass
My Dreams Have All Crumbled
And I've Paid With Whatever
I Had Left For A Soul

Now The Dawn's Broken Even
On An Empty Horizon
No Reason For Folding
No Reason To Stay
It's Too Soon To Be Leaving
Too Late For Criticising
And The Sands Of Nevada
They Go Drifting Away


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One More Matinee Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Sailing To Philadelphia
Here's One Of The Two Of Us
In 1954 Don't Laugh
I Keep All Of The Pictures
Are You Going To Take A Photograph
Here's Something Nice For You
A Dear Old Thing Came To A Show
Last Time Here We Did
An Interview On Local Radio

Make Yourself At Home My Darling
Come On In
Hand Me Down That Jar Love
Can I Offer You A Gin

We're Proud To Be The Oldest
Ugly Sisters In Variety
There's Not The Glamour Now You See
What Happened To Society
There's Another Light Bulb Gone
They Don't All Answer To The Switch
I Don't Know How We Carry On
And Her She Couldn't Care The Bitch

But In A Whi E The Old Boys
In The Band Begin To Play
And In A While The Houselights
And The Curtains Slide Away

And Something's Going To Happen
To Make Your Whole Life Better
Your Whole Life Better One Day
Something's Going To Happen
To Make Your Whole Life Better
Your Whole Life Better One Day

Now The Landlady's All Squared Away
It's Just A Temporary Deal
I'm Afraid Tonight It's Take-Away
You See There Is No Evening Meal
Don't Worry Dear You Shall Go To The Ball
I Think The Fairy Said
These Suitcases Have Seen It All
From Under Someone Else's Bed

You Want To Smile Those Tears Away
Now Don't You Cry
You Want To Know What I Say
I Say Never Say Die

'Cos Something's Going To Happen
To Make Your Whole Life Better
Your Whole Life Better One Day
Something's Going To Happen
To Make Your Whole Life Better
Your Whole Life Better One Day


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Why Aye Man Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
We had no way of staying afloat
We had to leave on the ferry boat
Economic refugees
On the run to germany
We had the back of maggie's hand
Times were tough in geordieland
We got wor tools and working gear
And humped it all from newcastle to here

Why aye man, why aye, why aye man
Why aye man, why aye, why aye man

We're the nomad tribes, travelling boys
In the dust and dirt and the racket and the noise
Drills and hammers, diggers and picks
Mixing concrete, laying bricks
There's english, irish, scots, the lot
United nation's what we've got
Brickies, chippies, every trade
German building, british-made

Why aye man, why aye, why aye man
Why aye man, why aye, why aye man

Nae more work on maggie's farm
Hadaway down the autobahn
Mine's a portacabin bed
Or a bunk in a nissen hut instead

There's plenty deutschmarks here to earn
And german tarts are wunderschoen
German beer is chemical-free
Germany's alreet with me
Sometimes I miss my river tyne
But you're my pretty fraulein
Tonight we'll drink the old town dry
Keep wor spirit levels high

Why aye man, why aye, why aye man
Why aye man, why aye, why aye man


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Devil Baby Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
The freaks'll stay together
They're a tight old crew
You look at them
And they look at you
I love the ballyhoo girl
But she don't care
It's hard to find love anywhere
Hard to find love anywhere

The professor is the talker
He's the talking man
And if he can't clean a midway
Nobody can
He'll get the tip on in
From the midway mud
You gotta have the sawdust in the blood
Gotta have the sawdust in the blood

See the pig-faced man and the monkey girl
Come see the big fat lady
'Gator slim with the alligator skin
Come see the devil baby

Springer is the talker
He's the talking man
He's got the whole studio
Eating out of his hand
You can be on too
With the nuts and the geeks
Call 1-800-ima frek
1-800-ima frek

Be the pig-faced man or the monkey girl
Come be the big fat lady
'Gator slim with the alligator skin
Come be the devil baby


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Hill Farmer's Blues Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
I'm going into tow law
For what I need
Chain for the ripsaw
Killer for the weed
The dog's at the back door
Leave him be
Don't feed him jack
And don't wait up for me

Going into tow law
To fuel my fire
Shells for the twelve
And razor wire
The dog's at the back door
Leave him be
Don't do jack
And don't wait up for me

So bad so bad
So bad so bad

I'm going into tow law
To have my fun
Don't get me wrong
You were the only one
Behind my back lord
You made a fool of me
Don't do jack
And don't wait up for me

So bad so bad
So bad so bad


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A Place Where We Used To Live Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
This empty kitchen's where
I'd while away the hours
Just next to my old chair
You'd usually have some flowers
The shelves of books
Even the picture hooks
Everything is gone
But my heart is hanging on

If this old neighborhood
Survived us both alright
Don't know that it withstood
All the things that took our light
You on the stair
I can see you there
Everything is gone
But my heart is hanging on

Once there was a little girl
Used to wonder what she would be
Went out into the big wide world
Now she's just a memory
There used to be a little school here
Where I learned to write my name
But time has been a little cruel here
Time has no shame

It's just a place where
We used to live
It's just a place where
We used to live

Now in another town
You lead another life
And now upstairs and down
You're someone else's wife
Here in the dust
There's not a trace of us
Everything is gone
But my heart is hanging on

It's just a place where
We used to live
It's just a place where
We used to live


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Quality Shoe Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
You got your toecaps reinforced with steel
Hard-wearing sole and heel
Make those tired feet feel like new
Take your pick, black or Brown
Great for the country or the man in town
You're gonna need a quality shoe

You don't want no stand-by pair
'Cos these'll take the wear and tear
Made to take good care of you
For that trip by road or rail
For extra grip on those rocky trails
You're gonna need a quality shoe

Now they maybe ain't too hot for dancing
But I don't foresee too much of that
You ain't exactly gonna be prancing
Around in the moonlight
With a cane and a top hat

If you could use a change of pace
And be excused from the rat race
Just take a look at what's on view
Lace 'em up, walk around
I guarantee you can't wear 'em down
You're gonna need a quality shoe

Now I wish you sunny skies
And happiness wherever you may go
But you got to realise
There'll be wind, there'll be rain
And occasional snow

You're gonna want to smile in them
If you're gonna walk a mile in them
There'll be times when you'll be blue
To laugh at rainy days and then
Make your getaways in them
You're gonna need a quality shoe

You got your toecaps reinforced with steel
Hard-wearing sole and heel
Make those tired feet feel like new
Take your pick, black or Brown
Great for the country or the man in town
You're gonna need a quality shoe


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Fare Thee Well Northumberland Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
Come drive me down to the central station
I hate to leave my river tyne
For some damn town that's god-forsaken
Fare thee well, northumberland
Although I'll go where the lady takes me
She'll never tell what's in her hand
I do not know what fate awaits me
Fare thee well, northumberland

My heart beats for my streets and alleys
Longs to dwell in the borderlands
The north-east shore and the river valleys
Fare thee well northumberland
I may not stay, I'm bound for leaving
I'm bound to ramble and to roam
I only say my heart is grieving
I would not gamble on my coming home

Roll on, geordie boy, roll
Roll on, geordie boy, roll
Roll on, geordie boy, roll
Roll on, geordie boy, roll

So drive me down to the central station
I hate to leave my river tyne
For some damn town that's god-forsaken
Goodbye old friend of mine
Although I'll go where the lady takes me
She'll never tell what's in her hand
I do not know what fate awaits me
Fare thee well, northumberland

So roll on, geordie boy, roll
Roll on, geordie boy, roll
Roll on, geordie boy, roll
Roll on, geordie boy, roll


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Marbletown Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
Roll out here mister
If you need a lttle rest
Lay me down in marbletown
A bone yard is the best

There was a bad bull on the railroad
Tried to put me off his train
Lay me down in marbletown
'Til the coast is clear again

I can hear them a- hollerin'
'We got a man down here
We got a man down'

I'm gonna flip me a cannonball
That won't stop for anyone
Lay me down in marbletown
Wait 'til morning comes

I'm gonna roll out here in the tombstones
Wait here on my train
Lay me down in marbletown
I hope that it don't rain

And I can still hear them hollerin
''We got a man down here
We got a man down'

Roll out here mister
If you need a little rest
Lay me down in marbletown
A bone yard is the best


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You Don't Know You're Born Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
What do you know about the hammer and the spike
What do you know about the farm
You don't know
You don't know what it's like
Because you don't know
You don't know you're born

What do you know about the hammer and the chisel
You only know the kitchen and the warm
You don't know about the night shift whistle
Punching the clock to the horn
Because you don't know
You don't know you're born

You don't know
You don't know you're born
You don't know
You don't know you're born

What do you know about the hammer and the nails
Know about the thistles and the thorns
What do you know about the road and the rails
Your heart so weary and your hands all worn
Your hands so weary and your heart all torn
And you don't know
You don't know you're born


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Coyote Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
Look at me coyote
Don't let a little road dust put you off
You can't judge a book
Well you know that stuff
There's a tear in my upholstery
And a hole in my shoe
But don't you just wish that you could
Make half of the speed I do
Speed I do, speed I do, speed I do

You can't catch me coyote
Though there may be blood on the tracks
There may be some bridges burning
Behind our backs
But I got my laundry on the backseat
And an itinerary too
And don't you just wish that you could
Make half of the speed I do
Speed I do, speed I do, speed I do
Speed I do, speed I do, speed I do

Now I'm a speck on your horizon
Getting smaller fast
An ambush wouldn't be surprising
I hope it's better than your last

Once again the roadrunner
Leaves the coyote in the dirt
You've got another plan of action
But we all know it ain't never gonna work
It must be hard having dog dreams
That never come true
And don't you just wish that you could
Make half of the speed I do
Speed I do, speed I do, speed I do
Speed I do, speed I do, speed I do


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The Ragpicker's Dream Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
When jack frost came for christmas
With a brass monkey date
The rail-king and the scarecrow
Hopped a florlda freight
And they blew on their paper cups
And stared through the steam
Then they drank half a bottle
Of ragpicker's dream where

The whiskey keeps following
Cold pitchers of beer
Me and my associate
Like the clientele here get
The onions and the 'taters
Rib-eyes on the grill
Toothpicks and luckies
And a coffee refill as

The rail-king lay rocking
He was leaving the ground
Then he was flying like santa claus
Over the town where
He came to the window
Of a house by a stream
It was a family christmas
In the ragpicker's dream there

Were kids at the table
All aglow in the light
Music in the wintertime
Sure carries at night there
Was turkey and gravy
Pie and ice-cream
And gifts for each and everyone
In the ragpicker's dream where

The red-eye keeps tumbling
In our glasses of beer
Me and my associate
Like the service in here there's
A ten for your trouble
You have beautiful hair
Make the last one two doubles
It's a cold one out there where

The scarecrow and the rail-king
Have started to dance
But a nightstick and a billyclub
Won't give peace a chance here
I think they went thataways
Your song and dance team
Heading home for the holidays
With the ragpicker's dream on

His knees like a fighter
The rail-riding king
Like a sack of potatoes
Like a bull in the ring where
The scarecrow falls over
With a tear in the seam
Home for the rover
In the ragpicker's dream where

The red-eye keeps tumbling
Like tears in our beer
Me and my associate
Like the ambience here where
They cornered two castaways
In a white flashlight beam
Merry christmas and happy days
In the ragpicker's dream


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Daddy's Gone To Knoxville Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
Oh, you're gonna miss your daddy when he's gone
When he's gone
Yeah, you're gonna miss your daddy when he's gone
When he's gone
Daddy's gone down that gallatin road
The hen never laid and the corn never growed
Oh, you're gonna miss your daddy when he's gone

Oh, I'd rather have a dollar than a dime
Than a dime
Yeah, I'd rather have a dollar than a dime
Than a dime
Daddy's gone down that crossville track
If he can't make a dollar then he ain't comin' back
Oh, I'd rather have a dollar than a dime

Oh, you better love your daddy while you can
While you can
Yeah, you better love your daddy while you can
While you can
Daddy's gone south on the natchez trace
If the can't show the money then he don't show his face
Oh, you'd better love your daddy while you can

Oh, your daddy's gone to knoxville now
Knoxville now
Yeah, your daddy's gone to knoxville now
Knoxville now
Daddy's gone down that knoxville road
The dog never barked and the cock never crowed
Oh, your daddy's gone to knoxville now.


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Old Pigweed Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : The Ragpicker's Dream
Everything was in there
That you'd want to see
Corned beef and onions
And true love
Turnips and tinned tomatoes
Parsnips and a few potatoes
A couple extra blessings
From above

Now this here mingle-mangle
Was my best one yet
A big old bad goulash
Worth waiting for
And I'm just about to dip my can
Taste some brotherhood of man
When I get a feeling
That there's a flaw

Who put old pigweed
In the mulligan
Was it you
Who put old pigweed
In the mulligan stew
I close my eyes
For just a minute
What do you do
Who put old pigweed
In the mulligan stew

You won't find self-improvement or philosophy
In a dumpster sitting by
The kitchen door
There's plenty leek and humble pie
Ain't too much ham on rye
Sometimes I wonder
What I'm looking for

But a spoonful of forgiveness
Goes a long, long way
And we all should do our best
To get along
Add a pinch of kindness crumbling
To your loving dumpling
Okra for thickening
When something's wrong

But who put old pigweed
In the mulligan
Was it you
Who put old pigweed
In the mulligan stew
I close my eyes
For just a minute
What do you do
Who put old pigweed
In the mulligan stew


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5.15 A.M. Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
5.15 A.M.
Snow laying all around
A collier cycles home
From his night shift underground
Past the silent pub
Primary school, workingmens club
On the road from the pithead
The churchyard packed
With mining dead

Then beneath the bridge
He comes to a giant car
A shroud of snow upon the roof
A mark ten jaguar
He thought the man was fast asleep
Silent, still and deep
Both dead and cold
Shot through
With bullet holes

The one armed bandit man
Came north to fill his boots
Came up from cockneyland
E-type jags and flashy suits
Put your money in
Pull the levers
Watch them spin
Cash cows in all the pubs
But he preferred the new nightclubs

Nineteen sixty-seven
Bandit men in birdcage heaven
La dolce vita, sixty-nine
All new to people of the tyne

Who knows who did what
Somebody made a call
They said his hands
Were in the pot
That he'd been skimming hauls
He picks up the swag
They gaily gave away
Drives his giant jag
Off to his big pay day

The bandit man
Came north to fill his boots
Came up from cockneyland
E-type jags and flashy suits
The bandit man
Came up the great north road
Up to geordieland
To mine
The mother lode

Seams blew up or cracked
Black diamonds came hard won
Generations toiled and hacked
For a pittance and black lung
Crushed by tub or stone
Together
And alone
How the young and old
Paid the price of coal

Eighteen sixty-seven
My angel's gone to heaven
He'll be happy there
Sunlight and sweet clean air

They gather round the glass
Tough hewers and crutters
Child trappers and putters
The little foals and half-marrows
Who pushed
And pulled the barrows
The hod boys
And the rolleywaymen
5.15 A.M.


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Boom, Like That Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
I'm going to San Bernardino ring-a-ding-ding
Milkshake mix is thus my thing now
These guys bought a heap of my stuff
And I gotta see a good thing shooting up now
Folks line up all down the street
Now I am seeing this girl devour her meat now
And then I get it Wham as clear as day
My pulse begins to hammer then I hear a voice say

These boys have got this down ought to be one of these in every town
These boys have got the touch It's clean as a whistle and it don't cost much
Wham bam don't wait long, shake fries plenty of gum
How about that friendly name, heck, every little thing gotta stay the same
Or my name is not Kroc, that's Kroc with a K
A crocodile is not spelt that way now
It's Dog eat dog, rat eat rat
Kroc style - Boom like that

You gentlemen are to expand
You're gonna need a helping hand now
So gentlemen well what about me?
We'll make a little business history now
Well we'll build it up and I'll buy him out
The man they made me grind it out now
They open up a new place flippin meat
So I do too, right across the street

I got the main I need town, sell em' in the end and it all shuts down
Sometimes you gotta be an S.O.B. you wanna make a dream reality
Competition sent em south, they're gonna drown or we're hosing em' out
Do not pass go go straight to hell
I smell a lotta meat .....da smell

Or my name is not Kroc that's Kroc with a K
A crocodile is not spelt that way now
Ohh it's Dog eat Dog, Rat eat Rat
Dog eat Dog, Rat eat Rat now
Ohh it's Dog eat Dog, Rat eat Rat
Kroc style - Boom like that


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Sucker Row Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
Somebody's gotta crack
A whip around here
Who's minding the store?
Shake it up sell some beer
What's your
Money maker for?
Pay day
We're packin' 'em in
Six-gun Annie
And Buffalo Jill
But who's to say
They'll be back again
For a refill?
Honey, you know the drill
Ain't no left turn
Down sleepy time street
You gotta be fast
But you gotta stay loose
Thinking
On your feet
Slick as grass
Through a goose
We gotta
Rationalise
The payroll
Is giving me chills
You and me's
Getting organised
It's kill or be killed
Honey, you know the drill

Well they can all look down
On sucker row
But they all forget
The tallest trees
From acorns grow
Though they ain't yet
I never look down
On a sucker stake
They all pay the bills
I never gave a sucker
An even break
And I never will

A beautiful vision
Keeps coming to me
I see
A miracle mile
Flying in
For free
Service
With a smile
High rollers
Fancy hotels
Big time singers
Topping the bill
You gotta have a feel
For the stuff that sells
Call it a skill
Honey, you know the drill
Somebody's gotta crack
A whip around here
Who's
Minding the store?
Shake it up
Sell some beer
Money walking
Through the door
Annie's arriving
At a dangerous age
Don't you
Go getting ill
Get another woman
Up in the cage
Who ain't over the hill
Honey, you know the drill


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The Trawlerman's Song Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
We're taking on water
Diesel and stores
Laying up awhile
Before I'm back on board
They're patching her up
To go fishing again
They're welding her rudder
Scrubbing her keel
Scars on her belly
Need time to heal
In the dock
With the trawlermen

I know all the people
There's nobody new
Soon we'll be leaving
With the same old crew
On the green water
The tumbling sea
They ain't running
Like the good old days
Time's just slipping
Down the old slipways
In the dock
So dear to me

Dark is the night
I need a guiding light
To keep me
From foundering
On the rocks
My only prayer
Is just to see you there
At the end
Of my wandering
Back in the dock

I could use a layoff
Getting my strength back
But there's a loan to pay off
And a few skipjack
So it's a turnaround
Back in the southerly wind
Pirates coming in
To steal our gold
You can count yourself lucky
With a profit in the hold
In the dock
When we come in

Dark is the night
I need a guiding light
To keep me
From foundering
On the rocks
My only prayer
Is just to see you there
At the end
Of my wandering
Back in the dock


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Back To Tupelo Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
Around the time of 'clambake'
Movie number twenty-five
You and the lying dutchman
Are still in overdrive
You're as strong as when you started
Mississippi in your soul
You can still be marlon brando
And the king of rock and roll

It isn't just the records
No, you must have hollywood
The songs alone are not enough
That much is understood
You'll soon be back in memphis
Maybe then you'll know what to do
The storylines they're giving you
Are just not ringing true

Oh, it's a ways to go
Back to Tupelo

When you're young and beautiful
Your dreams are all ideals
Later on it's not the same
Lord, everything is real
Sixteen hundred miles of highway
Roll back to the truth
And a song to give your mother
In your first recording booth

Around the time of 'clambake'
That old dream's still rolling on
Sometimes there'll be the feeling
Things are going wrong
The morning star is fading
Lord, the mississippi's cold
You can still be marlon brando
And the king of rock and roll

But it's a ways to go
Back to Tupelo


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Our Shangri-La Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
It's the end of a perfect day for all the surfer boys and girls
The suns dropping down in the bay and falling off the world
There's a diamond in the sky, our evening stone in our Shangri-La

Get that fire burning strong right here and right now
Its here and then its gone, theres no secret anyhow.
We may never love again to the music of guitars in our Shangri-La

Tonight your beauty burns into my memory
The wheel of heaven turns above us endlessly
This is all the heaven we got, right here where we are in our Shangri-La.

Tonight your beauty burns into my memory
The wheel of heaven turns above us endlessly
This is all the heaven we got, right here where we are in our Shangri-La.
In our Shangri-La
In our Shangri-La


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Everybody Pays Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
I got shot off my horse
So what? I'm up again
And playing
In one of these
Big saloons on main
You can come up here
Take a look
Around these sinners' dens
You're only ever going to find
One or two real games
Nobody's driving
Me underground
Not yet anyway
But either on the strip
Or on the edge of town
Everybody pays
Everybody pays to play

Yeah, you ought to stay
Right where you are
In sawdust land
It's probably the
Safest place to be
With your
Greasy little pork pies
And your shoestring hands
It makes
No difference to me
All those directions
Which we never took
To go our different ways
Who went and wrote
The oldest story in the book?
Everybody pays
Everybody pays to play

Curl up inside
A boxcar dream
And disappear
With a couple
Low roller friends
You were never one
For trouble
So get out of here
I knew the game
Was dangerous back then
But nobody's breezing
Through these swinging doors
Just ups and walks away
Everybody has to leave
Some blood here on the floor
Everybody pays
Everybody pays to play


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Song For Sonny Liston Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
So many mouths
To feed on the farm
Sonny was the second
To the last one born
His mamma ran away
And his daddy beat him bad
And he grew up wild
Good love he never had

He had a left
Like henry's hammer
A right like betty bamalam
Rode with the muggers
In the dark and dread
And all them sluggers
Went down like lead

Well he hung with the hoods
He wouldn't stroke the fans
But he had dynamite
In both his hands
Boom bam
Like the slammer door
The bell and the can
And the bodies on the floor

Beware the bear's in town
Somebody's money says
The bear's going down
Yeah, the bear never smiles
Sonny's going down
For miles and miles
Sonny's going down
For miles and miles

The writers didn't like him
The fight game jocks
With his lowlife backers
And his hands like rocks
They didn't want to have
A bogey man
They didn't like him
And he didn't like them

Black cadillac
Alligator boots
Money in the pockets
Of his sharkskin suits
Some say the bear
Took a flop
They couldn't believe it
When they saw him drop

He had a left
Like henry's hammer
A right like betty bamalam
Rode with the muggers
In the dark and dread
And all them sluggers
Went down like lead

Joe Louis was his hero
He tried to be the same
But a criminal child
Wears a ball and chain
So the civil rights people
Didn't want him on the throne
And the hacks and the cops
Wouldn't leave him alone

Beware the bear's in town
Somebody's money says
The bear's going down
Yeah, the bear never smiles
Sonny's going down
For miles and miles
Sonny's going down
For miles and miles

At the foot of his bed
With his feet on the floor
There was dope in his veins
And a pistol on the drawer
There was no investigation
As such
He hated needles
But he knew too much

Criss-crossed
On his back
Scars from his daddy
Like slavery tracks
The second-last child
Was the second-last king
Never again was it the same
In the ring

He had a left
Like henry's hammer
A right like betty bamalam
Rode with the muggers
In the dark and dread
And all them sluggers
Went down like lead

They never could be sure
About the day he was born
A motherless child
Set to working on the farm
And they never could be sure
About the day he died
The bear was the king
They cast aside

Beware the bear's in town
Somebody's money says
The bear's going down
Yeah, the bear never smiles
Sonny's going down
For miles and miles
Sonny's going down
For miles and miles


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Whoop De Doo Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
If I'm over the moon
It's because I'm over you
A day at a time
And I'm tickety-boo
I don't carry on
The way I used to
Whoop de doo
Whoop de doo

If I'm doing great
It's because when I get home
I don't go straight
To my answerphone
And the tears don't come
The way they used to
Whoop de doo
Whoop de doo

So many little things
Are so much better now
They were only the little things
Anyhow

If I'm over the moon
It's because that's what I am
Funny that once
I used to give a damn
And I'd do anything
In the whole wide world for you
Whoop de doo
Whoop de doo

Anything
Anything you'd want me to
Whoop de doo
Whoop de doo


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Postcards From Paraguay Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
One thing was leading to the next
I bit off more than I could chew
I had the power to sign the cheques
It wasn't difficult to do
I couldn't stay and face the music
So many reasons why
I won't be sending postcards
From Paraguay

I robbed a bank full of dinero
A great big mountain of dough
So it was goodbye companero
And cheerio
I couldn't stay and face the music
So many reasons why
I won't be sending postcards
From Paraguay

I never meant to be a cheater
But there was blood on the wall
I had to steal from peter
To pay what I owed to paul
I couldn't stay and face the music
So many reasons why
I won't be sending postcards
From Paraguay


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All That Matters Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
My darling girl
My darling girl
You're all that matters
In this wicked world
All that matters
All that matters
My darling boy
My darling boy
All of my sunshine
And all of my joy
You're all that matters
All that matters

Well, I can't stop the pain
When it calls
I'm a man
And I can't stop the rain
When it falls, my darling
Who can?

My darling girl
My darling girl
You're all that matters
In this wicked world
All that matters
All that matters
My darling friend
My darling friend
All we've got going
Is love in the end
It's all that matters
All that matters


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Stand Up Guy Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
Brew the coffee in a bucket
Double straight man and banjo
If you don't got the snake oil
Buster, you don't got a show
Who puts the doh-re-me
In our pockets
Keeps the party going on?
It's the man
Who sells the potions
I'm just one who plays the songs
Now they generally buys
The bigger size
They usually rub it in
I drank it once, it tasted
Like grease and paraffin
It's mostly alcohol, okay
You can't deny it's strong
We was going through the motions
'til the doctor came along

There stands the bottle
Ladies and gentlemen
All these bottles
Don't have to tell you, friends
These days miracles
Don't come falling from the sky
Raise your glasses to the doctor
To a stand up guy

When the monkeyshine is flying
And he's promising the cure
He says the french
For your lovesick blues
La maladie d'amour
He gets the chumps all laughing
But he gets a few to buy
Here's to beefsteak
When you're hungry
And whiskey when you're dry
Now the band'll blow their moolah
Like sailors gone ashore
Now we're going to west helena
To gamble, drink and whore
Let's you and me
All make whoopee
Here's mud in your eye
Here's to all the gals you ever want
And heaven when you die

There stands the bottle
Ladies and gentlemen
All these bottles
Don't have to tell you, friends
These days miracles
Don't come falling from the sky
Raise your glasses to the doctor
To a stand up guy

There's a big cheese with a cigar
Been sizing up the show
He wants to get the doctor
Pitching on the radio
I will make a switch to guitar
But the rules all still apply
They want to trust somebody
Yeah, they want a stand up guy

There stands the bottle
Here's to absent friends
All these bottles
Dead soldiers in the end
These days miracles
Don't come falling from the sky
Raise your glasses to the doctor
To a stand up guy
To the doctor
A stand up guy


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Donegan's Gone Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
Donegan's gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone
Gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone
Play that big grand coulee dam
Nobody loves like an irishman
Gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone

Donegan's gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone
Gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone
Lord, I'm just a rolling stone
Rock my soul I wanna go home
Gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone

Donegan's gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone
Gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone
Stackalee and a gamblin' man
Rock my soul in the bosom of abraham
Gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone

Donegan's gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone
Gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone
Time just goes on rolling by
Lord, I feel like I could cry
Gone, Lonnie Donegan
Donegan's gone


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Don't Crash The Ambulance Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : Shangri-La
Don't often open up this floor
Since I handed in my gun
What all these keys are for
Now my tour of duty's done
You got to know the switches
Now you got your turn
Watch and learn, junior
Watch and learn

Now you will get your
Trouble spots
Here's one from
Down voodoo way
Bragged he had me
By the you-know-whats
Very funny, you don't say
The big enchilada
Stealing elections
Had to go down there
Trash collection
Got his cojones
On my desk in there
Made into a souvenir
Set of cufflinks, nice pair
The rest of him's
Someplace up here
Sometimes you got to
Put a shoulder to the door
Not so fast, junior
Listen to your pa
Here, son
I'm handing over to you
Don't crash the ambulance
Whatever you do

What we have here's
A dung hole place
Thought it was fly shit
On the map
Fat bastard, ugly face
And the personal crap
You can't move the barriers
You can't mess with oil and gas
Had to go down there
Stick a couple
Aircraft carriers
In his ass
Fancy dress
Medals chest
It's all in here
For all the gigs
Gas mask
Bullet-proof vest
All the usual rigs
There'll be things they missed
They didn't mention
You've even
Got a whistle in there
For attracting attention

Well, I think you're gonna
Be okay, son
You've had the tour, I guess
These two buttons
By the way
This one I hope
You never press
Some holy fool, just watch
Who's not like you or me
That one's the whole
Shooting match
Right there
It's the whole shitaree
We don't forget
Who put us here, jack
That's page one
We talk soft
But carry a big stick
And pack the biggest gun
We don't like accidents
Major or minor
You don't want yourself
An incident
Don't ever invade china

Here, son
I'm handing over to you
Don't crash the ambulance
Here, son
I'm handing over to you
Don't crash the ambulance
Whatever you do


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Beachcombing Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : All The Roadrunning
They say there's wreckage washing up
All along the coast
No one seems to know too much
Of who got hit the most
Nothing has been spoken
There's not a lot to see
But something has been broken
That's how it feels to me

We had a harmony
I never meant to spoil
Now it's lying in the water
Like a slick of oil
The tide is running out to sea
Under a darkening sky
The night is falling down on me
And I'm thinking that I should

Head on home
Been gone too long
Leave my roaming
Beachcombing

Little wild kitten out hunting
To see what he can get
You're in a big city now
Won't stop growing yet
The sun is going down smoking
A flaming testament
Something has been broken
And it feels permanent

Little seabird flying
He knows where he wants to go
Guess i ought to pack my stuff
And do the thing I know
I turn around and head on back
Along the old sea wall
I felt something give and crack
And now I'm sorry that's all

Head on home
Been gone too long
Leave my roaming
Beachcombing


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I Dug Up A Diamond Lyrics

Artist : MARK KNOPFLER
Album : All The Roadrunning
I dug up a diamond
Rare and fine
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine
If only I could cling to
My beautiful find
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine

My gem is special
Beyond all worth
As strong as any metal
Or stone in the earth
Sharp as any razor
Or blade you can buy
Bright as any laser
Or any star in the sky

Maybe once in a lifetime
You'll hold one in your hand
Once in a lifetime
In this land
Where the journey ends
In a worthless claim
Time and again
In the mining game

I dug up a diamond
Rare and fine
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine
Down in the darkness
In the dirt and the grime
I dug up a diamond
In a deep dark mine


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