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Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet

Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet

  A lovestruck Romeo sings a streetsuss a serenade Laying everybody low with a love song that he made Finds a streetlight, steps out of the shade Says something like, „You and me babe—how ’bout it?“ Juliet says, „Hey it’s Romeo. You nearly gimme a heart attack“ He’s underneath the window; she’s singing, „Hey, la, […]

Dire Straits – Heavy Fuel

Dire Straits – Heavy Fuel

  Last time I was sober, man I felt bad Worst hangover that I ever had It took six hamburgers and scotch all night Nicotine for breakfast just to put me right ‘cos if you wanna run cool If you wanna run cool If you wanna run cool, you got to run On heavy, heavy […]

Dire Straits – Once Upon A Time In The West

Dire Straits – Once Upon A Time In The West

  Some people get a cheap laugh breaking up the speed limit Scaring the pedestrians for a minute Crossing up progress driving on the grass Leaving just enough for room to pass Sunday driver never took a test Oh yeah, once upon a time in the west Yes, it’s no use saying that you don’t […]

Dire Straits – Down To The Waterline

Dire Straits – Down To The Waterline

  Sweet surrender on the quayside You remember we used to run and hide In the shadow of the cargoes I take you one at a time And we’re counting all the numbers down to the waterline Near misses on the dogleap stairways French kisses in the darkened doorways A foghorn blowing out wild and […]

Dire Straits – Lions

Dire Straits – Lions

  Red sun go down way over dirty town Starling are sweeping around crazy shoals A girl is there high heeling across the square Wind blows around in her hair and the flags upon the poles Waiting in the crowd to cross at the light She looks around to find a face she can like. […]

Dire Straits – Lady Writer

Dire Straits – Lady Writer

  Lady writer on the TV Talk about the Virgin Mary Reminded me of you Expectation left to come up to yeah Lady writer on the TV She had another quality The way you used to look And I know you never read a book Just the way that her hair fell down around her […]

Dire Straits – Calling Elvis

Dire Straits – Calling Elvis

  Calling Elvis – is anybody home Calling Elvis – I’m here all alone Did he leave the building Or can he come to the phone Calling Elvis – I’m here all alone Well tell him I was calling just to wish him well Let me leave my number – heartbreak hotel Oh love me […]

Dire Straits – Telegraph Road

Dire Straits – Telegraph Road

  A long time ago came a man on a track Walking thirty miles with a pack on his back And he put down his load where he thought it was the best Made a home in the wilderness He built a cabin and a winter store And he ploughed up the ground by the […]

Dire Straits – Solid Rock

Dire Straits – Solid Rock

  Well take a look at that I made a castle in the sand Saying this is where it’s you know Couldn’t understand now If I realised that the chances were slim How come I’m so surprised when the tide rolled in I wanna live on solid rock I’m gonna live on solid rock I […]

Dire Straits – Industrial Disease

Dire Straits – Industrial Disease

  Warning lights are flashing down at Quality Control Somebody threw a spanner and they threw him in the hole There’s rumors in the loading bay and anger in the town Somebody blew the whistle and the walls came down There’s a meeting in the boardroom they’re trying to trace the smell There’s leaking in […]

Dire Straits – On Every Street

Dire Straits – On Every Street

  There’s gotta be a record of you someplace You gotta be on somebody’s books The lowdown – a picture of your face Your injured looks The sacred and profane The pleasure and the pain Somewhere your fingerprints remain concrete And it’s your face I’m looking for on every street A ladykiller – regulation tattoo […]

Dire Straits – Walk Of Life

Dire Straits – Walk Of Life

  Here comes Johnny singing oldies, goldiesBe-Bop-A-Lua, Baby What I SayHere comes Johnny singing I Gotta WomanDown in the tunnels, trying to make it payHe got the action, he got the motionYeah, the boy can playDedication devotionTurning all the night time into the dayHe do the song about the sweet lovin’ womanHe do the song […]

Dire Straits – The Bug

Dire Straits – The Bug

  Well it’s a strange old game – you learn it slowOne step forward and it’s back to goYou’re standing on the throttleYou’re standing on the breaksIn the groove ’til you make a mistakeSometimes you’re the windshieldSometimes you’re the bugSometimes it all comes together babySometimes you’re a fool in loveSometimes you’re the louisville sluggerSometimes you’re […]

Dire Straits – Your Latest Trick

Dire Straits – Your Latest Trick

  All the late night bargains have been struck Between the satin beaus and their belles Prehistoric garbage trucks Have the city to themselves Echoes roars dinosaurs They’re all doing the monster mash And most of the taxis, most of the whores Are only taking calls for cash I don’t know how it happened It […]

Dire Straits – So Far Away

Dire Straits – So Far Away

  Here I am again in this mean old town And you’re so far away from me And where are you when the sun goes down You’re so far away from me So far away from me So far I just can’t see So far away from me You’re so far away from me I’m […]

Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms

Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms

  These mist-covered mountains Are a home now for me But my home is the lowlands And always will be Some day you’ll return to Your valleys and your farms And you’ll no longer burn To be brothers in arms Through these fields of destruction Baptisms of fire I’ve witnessed your suffering As the battle […]

Dire Straits – Money For Nothing

Dire Straits – Money For Nothing

  Now look at them yo-yo’s that’s the way you do it You play the guitar on the MTV That ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it Money for nothin’ and chicks for free Now that ain’t workin’ that’s the way you do it Lemme tell ya them guys ain’t dumb Maybe get a […]

Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing

Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing

  You get a shiver in the dark It’s been raining in the park but meantime South of the river you stop and you hold everything A band is blowing Dixie double four time You feel all right when you hear that music ring You step inside but you don’t see too many faces Coming […]