In The Gallery

Album: Dire Straits (1978)
  • Harry made a bareback rider proud and free upon a horse
    And a fine coal miner for the NCB that was
    A fallen angel and Jesus on the cross
    A skating ballerina you should have seen her do the skater's waltz
    Some people have got to paint and draw
    Harry had to work in clay and stone
    Like the waves coming to the shore
    It was in his blood and in his bones

    Ignored by all the trendy boys in London and in Leeds
    He might as well have been making toys or strings of beads
    He could not be in the gallery
    And then you get an artist says he doesn't want to paint at all
    He takes an empty canvas and sticks it on the wall
    The birds of a feather all the phonies and all of the fakes

    While the dealers they get together
    And they decide who gets the breaks
    And who's going to be in the gallery
    No lies he wouldn't compromise
    No junk no bits of string

    And all the lies we subsidize
    That just don't mean a thing
    I've got to say he passed away in obscurity
    And now all the vultures are coming down from the tree
    So he's going to be in the gallery. Writer/s: MARK KNOPFLER
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 1

  • Andrés from Montevideo, UruguayGreat song, I think the best of Dire Straits is on their firsts albums.
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