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« on: December 08, 2011, 05:57:45 PM »

    This one is mine.                                                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XVVZPefbR4&feature=related



with lyrics                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeCmY0DMM2E
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 06:09:32 PM »

These mist covered mountains
Are a home now for me
But my home is the lowlands
And always will be

Some day you'll return to
Your valleys and your farms
And you'll no longer burn
To be brothers in arms

Through these fields of destruction
Baptisms of fire
I've witnessed your suffering
As the battles raged higher

And though we were hurt so bad
In the fear and alarm
You did not desert me
My brothers in arms

There's so many different worlds
So many different suns
And we have just one world
But we live in different ones

Now the sun's gone to hell
And the moon's riding high
Let me bid you farewell
Every man has to die

But it's written in the starlight
And every line on your palm
We're fools to make war
On our brothers in arms
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 06:29:15 PM »

Brothers In Arms Amazing live version                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=fO6p7aWS7YU
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 06:36:02 PM »

Here's my fav....


Now warning lights are flashing down at Quality Control
Somebody threw a spanner, they threw him in the hole
There's rumors in the loading bay and anger in the town
Somebody blew the whistle and the walls came down

There's a meeting in the boardroom, they're trying to trace the smell
There's a leakin' in the washroom, there's a sneakin' personnel
Somewhere in the corridors someone was heard to sneeze
Goodness me, could this be industrial disease ?'

Caretaker was crucified for sleeping at his post
Refusing to be pacified, it's him they blame the most
Watchdog's got rabies, the foreman got the fleas
Everyone's concerned about industrial disease

There's panic on the switchboard, tongue is in knots
Some come out in sympathy, some come out in spots
Some blame the management, some the employees
Everybody knows it's the industrial disease

Yeah, now the work force is disgusted down tools and walks
Innocence is injured, experience just talks
Everyone seeks damages and everyone agrees
That these are classic symptoms of a monetary squeeze

On ITV and BBC they talk about the curse
Philosophy is useless, theology is worse
History boils over, there's an Economics freeze
Sociologists invent words that mean industrial disease


Doctor Parkinson declared, "I'm not surprised to see you here
You've got smokers cough from smoking
Brewer's droop from drinking beer
I don't know how you came to get the Bette Davis wheeze
But worst of all young man you've got industrial disease"

He wrote me a prescription he said, "You are depressed
I'm glad you came to see me to get this off your chest
Come back and see me later, next patient please
Send in another victim of industrial disease"

And I go down to speaker's corner, I'm a thunderstruck
They got free speech, tourists, police in trucks
Two men say they're Jesus, one of them must be wrong
There's a protest singer, he's singing a protest song, he says

They wanna have a war to keep their factories
They wanna have a war to keep us on our knees
They wanna have a war to stop us buying Japanese
They wanna have a war to stop industrial disease

They're pointing out the enemy to keep you deaf and blind
They wanna sap your energy, incarcerate your mind
Give you Rule Brittania, gassy beer, page three
Two weeks in Espania and Sunday striptease

Meanwhile the first Jesus says, "I'll cure it soon
Abolish Monday mornings and Friday afternoons"
The other one's out on hunger strike, he's dying by degrees
How come Jesus gets industrial disease?


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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 06:43:07 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 06:50:19 PM »

  #2              
The Man's Too Strong

I'm just an aging drummer boy
And in the wars I used to play
And I've called the tune
To many a torture session
Now they say I am a war criminal
And I'm fading away
Father please hear my confession

I have legalised robbery
Called it belief
I have run with the money
I have hid like a thief
I have re-written history
With my armies of my crooks
Invented memories
I did burn all the books
And I can still hear his laughter
And I can still hear his song
The man's too big
The man's too strong

Well I have tried to be meek
And I have tried to be mild
But I spat like a woman
And I sulked like a child
I have lived behind walls
That have made me alone
Striven for peace
Which I never have known
And I can still hear his laughter
And I can still hear his song
The man's too big
The man's too strong

Well the sun rose on the courtyard
And they all did hear him say
You always was a Judas
But I got you anyway
You may have got your silver
But I swear upon my life
Your sister gave me diamonds
And I gave them to your wife '
Oh Father please help me
For I have done wrong
The man's too big
The man's too strong

                                                           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOrXTZyXWLg&feature=BFa&list=AVGxdCwVVULXeylS8_IWm638cvMaM70N0C&lf=list_related
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 06:50:28 PM »

  BY WHOM?

Dire Straits Industrial Disease
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2011, 06:51:53 PM »

Dire Straights Industrial Disease
  Thanks. Never knew those lyrics. blush
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 07:41:50 PM »

Too many to mention. I'm a huge Knopfler fan, have figured out most everything he's written. If you want to keep it to Dire Straits, my favorite album is "On Every Street" with so many great tunes, "Calling Elvis," "Planet of New Orleans," & "Ticket to Heaven" and many others.

When Knopfler went solo, his music went off into so many other directions, Celtic and Country to name a few. I have guitar videos of about 30 or so covers/lessons on eBay if anyone's curious. "Speedway to Nazareth" is by far my favorite, you'll see and hear my formerly beloved LSV-11e on it.

http://www.youtube.com/user/jpmist#p/u/5/Daq3x58ZDZU
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 01:35:47 AM »

I want my
I want my ... Larrivee ...

But my fave is Brothers in Arms ...
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 01:01:25 PM »

A love-struck Romeo sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low with a love song that he made.
Finds a streetlight, steps out of the shade
Says something like, "You and me babe, how about it?"

Juliet says, "Hey, it's Romeo, you nearly gave me a heart attack!"
He's underneath the window, she's singing, "Hey la, my boyfriend's back.
You shouldn't come around here singing up to people like that...
Anyway, what you gonna do about it?"

Juliet, the dice was loaded from the start
And I bet when you exploded into my heart
And I forget I forget the movie song.
When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

Come up on different streets, they're both the streets of shame.
Both dirty, both mean, yes, in the dream it was just the same
And I dreamed your dream for you and now your dream is real.
How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals?

When you can fall for chains of silver,
You can fall for chains of gold,
You can fall for pretty strangers
And the promises they hold.
You promised me everything, you promised me thick and thin, yeah!
Now you just say, "Oh Romeo? Yeah, you know I used to have a scene with him".

Juliet, when we made love, you used to cry.
You said, "I love you like the stars above, I'll love you 'til I die".
There's a place for us, you know the movie song.
When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

I can't do the talk, like the talk on TV
And I can't do a love song, like the way it's meant to be.
I can't do everything, but I'll do anything for you.
I can't do anything, 'cept be in love with you!
And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be.
All I do is keep the beat... and bad company.
Now all I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme,
Juliet, I'd do the stars with you any time!

Juliet, when we made love you used to cry.
You said, "I love you like the stars above, I'll love you 'til I die".
There's a place for us, you know the movie song.
When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?


And a love-struck Romeo sings a street-suss serenade
Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
Finds a convenient streetlight, steps out of the shade
He says something like, "You and me babe, how about it?"

You and me babe, how about it?
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2011, 09:57:46 AM »

Good thread. I have the Communique album playing in the background right now.  bigrin I just got done listening to "Where Do You Think You're Going" which I'm thinking about learning to play.

Knopfler is the guy that got me back into music and guitar specifically. I've seen him live three times and he's by far my favorite musician. I could never pick a favorite Straits song, just like I couldn't pick a favorite song from his solo career. I like them all.

I just got done playing "What It Is" a little while ago on my Larrivee. Great tune, as are all of them.

When Knopfler went solo, his music went off into so many other directions, Celtic and Country to name a few. I have guitar videos of about 30 or so covers/lessons on eBay if anyone's curious. "Speedway to Nazareth" is by far my favorite, you'll see and hear my formerly beloved LSV-11e on it.

http://www.youtube.com/user/jpmist#p/u/5/Daq3x58ZDZU

I love how each of his solo albums is so diverse. I enjoy his solo tunes much more than the Straits stuff, but the Straits are hard to beat. Thanks for your link there too. That's great!

By the way, Mark just got done with the band in the studio recording his new album. They are waiting to do a couple orchestral arrangements and then the CD will be mixed and mastered. For more info, check out the link below. Guy Fletcher, who's been with mark since the BIA album, keeps a diary of the tour and studio recordings. Lots of cool stuff in these diaries if you're a gear head.

Check it out: http://www.guyfletcher.co.uk/index.php/page/The_Diaries
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2011, 04:10:52 PM »

A love-struck Romeo sings the streets a serenade
Laying everybody low with a love song that he made.
Finds a streetlight, steps out of the shade
Says something like, "You and me babe, how about it?"

Juliet says, "Hey, it's Romeo, you nearly gave me a heart attack!"
He's underneath the window, she's singing, "Hey la, my boyfriend's back.
You shouldn't come around here singing up to people like that...
Anyway, what you gonna do about it?"

Juliet, the dice was loaded from the start
And I bet when you exploded into my heart
And I forget I forget the movie song.
When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

Come up on different streets, they're both the streets of shame.
Both dirty, both mean, yes, in the dream it was just the same
And I dreamed your dream for you and now your dream is real.
How can you look at me as if I was just another one of your deals?

When you can fall for chains of silver,
You can fall for chains of gold,
You can fall for pretty strangers
And the promises they hold.
You promised me everything, you promised me thick and thin, yeah!
Now you just say, "Oh Romeo? Yeah, you know I used to have a scene with him".

Juliet, when we made love, you used to cry.
You said, "I love you like the stars above, I'll love you 'til I die".
There's a place for us, you know the movie song.
When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?

I can't do the talk, like the talk on TV
And I can't do a love song, like the way it's meant to be.
I can't do everything, but I'll do anything for you.
I can't do anything, 'cept be in love with you!
And all I do is miss you and the way we used to be.
All I do is keep the beat... and bad company.
Now all I do is kiss you through the bars of a rhyme,
Juliet, I'd do the stars with you any time!

Juliet, when we made love you used to cry.
You said, "I love you like the stars above, I'll love you 'til I die".
There's a place for us, you know the movie song.
When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?


And a love-struck Romeo sings a street-suss serenade
Laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
Finds a convenient streetlight, steps out of the shade
He says something like, "You and me babe, how about it?"

You and me babe, how about it?


 +1   This is also one of my favorites.     Another one I like real well is lesser known.;  The slow, bluesy "Fade To Black" off of the Brother's in Arms  album
And I never get tired of Sultans of Swing
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2011, 04:34:53 PM »

  "Why Worry" is another favorite of mine.

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMZfwimZk4o&feature=related
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2011, 04:44:48 PM »

  Here's a version of "Why worry" with Mark and Emmylou Harris. I like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJRmkannGQM&feature=fvwp&NR=1
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2011, 07:32:24 PM »

+1   This is also one of my favorites.     Another one I like real well is lesser known.;  The slow, bluesy "Fade To Black" off of the Brother's in Arms  album
And I never get tired of Sultans of Swing

"Fade To Black" is from the On Every Street album, actually. 
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2011, 09:56:17 PM »

"Fade To Black" is from the On Every Street album, actually.  

My mistake,.   I have both albums;   just mixed 'em up.
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