Album: Dire Straits (1978)
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  • Red sun go down way over dirty town
    Starlings are sweeping around crazy shoals
    A girl is there high heeling across the square
    Wind blows around in her hair and the flaqs upon the poles
    Waiting in the crowd to cross at the light
    She looks around to find a face she can like

    Church bell clinging on trying to get a crowd for Evensong
    Nobody cares to depend to depend upon the chime it plays
    They're all in the station praying for trains
    Congregation late again
    It's getting darker all the time these flagpole days
    Drunk old soldier he gives her a fright
    He's crazy lion howling for a fight

    Strap hanging gunshot sound
    Doors slamming on the overground
    Starlings are tough but the lions are made of stone
    Her evening paper is horror torn
    But there's hope later for Capricorns
    Her lucky stars give her just enough to get her home
    Then she's reading about a swing to the right
    But she's thinking about a stranger in the night
    I'm thinking about the lions tonight
    What happened to the lions Writer/s: MARK KNOPFLER
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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