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Album: Communiqué (1979)
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  • He sticks to his guns
    He take the road as it comes
    It take the shine off his shoes
    He says it's a shame
    You know it may be a game
    Ah, but I won't play to lose

    He's burning the grass
    He take up a glass
    He swallow it neat
    He crosses the floor
    He open the door
    He take a sniff of the street

    And she tell him that he's crazy
    She's a-saying listen baby
    I'm your wife
    She tell him that he's crazy
    For gambling a-with his life

    But he climbs on his horse
    You know he feel no remorse
    He just kicks it alive
    His motor is fine
    He take it over the line
    Until he's ready to dive

    And she tell him that he's crazy
    Yes she's saying listen baby
    I'm your wife
    Yeah she tell him that he's crazy
    For gambling with his life

    He sticks to his guns
    He take the road as it comes
    It take the shine off his shoes
    He says it's a shame
    You know it may be a game
    Ah but I won't play to lose

    He sticks to his guns
    He take the road as it comes
    It take the shine off his shoes
    He's too fast to stop
    He take it over the top
    He make a line in the news Writer/s: MARK KNOPFLER
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Comments: 2

  • Mark Phillips from East SussexAt one gig Mark says this is a song for John, and I assumed that to mean John Lennon... but little in the song conforms to what occurred at John's shooting?
    Perhaps Mark had a friend called John killed on his motorcycle?
    Mark's songs and accounts are usually very factual.
  • Paul from Marysville, WaI always wondered if this song was about the same motorcyclist whose death inspired EJ's "Song for Guy."
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