Sunday, March 21, 2010

Today's Video: Cleaning My Gun

Somehow I missed this relatively new tune by Mark Knopfler until today, when I found it posted on Diogenes of the Rifle. Knopfler's certainly one of the greatest living guitar players in the world. Check it out, lyrics posted below:

Cleaning My Gun

I keep a weather eye on the horizon, back to the wall
I like to know who's coming through the door at us all

It's the old Army training, kickin' in
i'm not complaining
it's the world we live in

Ronny and Malarkey, they're a devious firm
They'll take you to the cleaners, let you burn
The help is breaking dishes in the kitchen,
thanks a lot
We hired the worst dishwasher
this place ever got
Hidden below the radar, they want to spoil our fun?..
In the meantime, i'm cleaning my gun

Remember it got so cold ice froze up the tank
We lit a fire beneath her just so she would crank
Keep a weather eye on the horizon
Tap storm glass now and then
We got a case of Old Damnation
for when you get here my friend

We can have ourselves a party before they come
In the meantime, i'm cleaning my gun

We had women in a miracle, we had a dj
We used to eat pretty much all painless ways
Ever since the goons came in took apart the place
I keep a tire iron in the corner just in case

Gave you a magic bullet on a little chain
keeping safe from the chilly winds
and the howl of the rain

we're gonna might need bullets, should we have stuck
any which way, we're gonna need a little luck

you can still get gas in heaven and drink in kingdom come?.
In the meantime, i'm cleaning my gun

1 comment:

  1. I like his style. Cool song. This is my favorite part: "We can have ourselves a party before they come
    In the meantime, i'm cleaning my gun"

    Didn't know about this song until this blog post.

    Bob Mayne


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