Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes

Album: Tracker (2015)
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  • Laughs and jokes
    And drinks and smokes
    And no lights on the stairs
    We were young, so young
    And always broke
    Not that we ever cared
    Not that we ever cared

    Well, the holes in the walls
    Were such a lot
    Welcome to London town
    But when you're new to it all
    And you think you're hot
    You're not planning on hanging around
    People would go on their different ways
    I left to start a band
    A note came through the letter box
    In your childlike hand

    Oh, laughs and jokes
    And drinks and smokes
    And no lights on the stairs
    We were young, so young
    And always broke
    Not that we ever cared
    Not that we ever cared

    One day I rode to where you were
    The doorbell jangled a note
    They buzzed me in
    I climbed the stairs
    In my boots and leather coat
    There's an old brass
    Standing there at the top
    Without her witch's broom
    It almost seemed like a knocking shop
    When the girls came out of their rooms

    And they all stood around
    And stared at me
    Two brunettes and a blonde
    Then the old brass shrugged and said
    We don't know where she's gone
    Later on I picked up the ball
    And I took off down the line
    I suppose by then I'd realised
    You'd run into hard times

    Oh, laughs and jokes
    And drinks and smokes
    And no lights on the stairs
    We were young, so young
    And always broke
    Not that we ever cared
    Not that we ever cared Writer/s: MARK KNOPFLER
    Publisher: O/B/O CAPASSO, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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