Trapper Man

Album: Down the Road Wherever (2018)
  • Here, Mark Knopfler sings about trappers, a somewhat archaic profession where animals are hunted and trapped for food, clothing or pest control.

    When he's done his thing and gone his way
    The fat men light cigars and say
    "Holy smokes did you see that?
    We all made money on the trapper cat"

    When Knopfler wrote "Trapper Man," he had in mind the music industry. He told Uncut: "It's about how the old dogs react when someone comes along and tries to tell them what to do."
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