Private Investigations

Album: Love over Gold (1982)
Charted: 2
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  • It's a mystery to me
    The game commences
    For the usual fee
    Plus expenses
    Confidential information
    It's in a diary
    This is my investigation
    It's not a public inquiry

    I go checking out the reports
    Digging up the dirt
    You get to meet all sorts
    In this line of work
    Treachery and treason
    There's always an excuse for it
    And when I find the reason
    I still can't get used to it

    And what have you got
    At the end of the day?
    What have you got
    To take away?
    A bottle of whisky
    And a new set of lies
    Blinds on a window
    And a pain behind the eyes

    Scarred for life
    No compensation
    Private investigations Writer/s: Mark Knopfler
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Glasswarrior from AustraliaOne of my all time favorites
    The song could be misconstrued as being about the 4th step of Alcoholics anonymous.
    Doing your own Private Investigation, the words fit perfectly
  • Bora Bingol from Izmir, TurkeyOne of the great songs with a sound such kind of its own. However, I really wonder if there is any relation between the songs "where do you think you are going - private investigations - on every street". Because, in the first song, the woman leaves, then in the second a dedective looks for a lost woman, and finally, in the third a man looks for a lost woman while it seems he keeps looking for such a long time. Any information?
  • Luis from Caracas, Other - South AmericaGreat great song
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