Mark Knopfler: "I'm Cleaning My Gun"

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by CA357, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I find this an interesting song. Any Mark Knopfler fans here?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkUj0aGUBeo]YouTube - Mark Knopfler - Cleaning my gun OFFICIAL VIDEO[/ame]

    Here's the lyrics:

    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
     
  2. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    Eric Clapton & mark knopfeler ..sultan of swing is on youtube. It's really good...
     

  3. canebrake

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    Dire Straits, I spent a ton of nights zoned out listening to them with my head set clamped on my sweaty ears.

    Another firearms related song;

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XVVZPefbR4]YouTube - Mark Knopfler - Brothers in Arms[/ame]

    Brothers in Arms
    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 they did hurt me 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


    And it doesn't get much better than this live gig.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-2ThFddglk]YouTube - Mark knopfler,Eric clapton,sting,Phil collins - Money for Nothing[/ame]
     
  4. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    O-YES-Eric Claptons COCAINE forgot about that killer song...
     
  5. DrumJunkie

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    Bad *** song..Been a fan since the first time I heard Water of love and Six Blade Knife back when I was young and cool.;)
     
  6. canebrake

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    It's actually JJ Cale's Cocaine sung by Clapton.

    And here's why it's more famous when done by Eric:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E40IFKrzDIg]YouTube - JJ Cale, Cocaine[/ame]
     
  7. LONGHAIR

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    I saw Eric Clapton,2nd row in 1984 in st.louis...Ry Cooder opened the show that time. I took sam lakebrink to the show trying to impress her. Ended up in a ditch on the way home. The car fender was tore of the 1970 dodge dart I was driving. Never took her on a nother date,she didn't like my driving back then....LAY DOWN SALLY & TULSA TIME where my favorites back then.
     
  8. LONGHAIR

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    Yes Claptons cocaine is much better sounding,I didn't know that was someone else's song
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Geez, J.J. Cale and Ry Cooder? I may have a flashback any second. :eek:
     
  10. LONGHAIR

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    Flashbacks

    Talk about flashbacks...I just saw about six weeks ago...BLACK OAK ARKANSAS...jim dandy to the rescue...uncle lijiah...when electricity came to arkansas...hell I can't belive there still alive. but I saw them with my own two eye's...
     
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    See what vast knowledge you can garner from a firearms forum LONGHAIR!
     
  12. LONGHAIR

    LONGHAIR New Member

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    YES...I see that...
     
  13. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Just proves that we are men of many parts. ;)
     
  14. Gordo323

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    I have always been a Dire Straits fan, favorite song Why Worry, this thread got me looking at youtube and I also like Emmylou Harris and there they were singing together.:cool:


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G03Iw8qdBCk]YouTube - Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - Why Worry[/ame]
     
  15. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I have lusted for Emmylou for many years. :eek:
     
  16. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    This is a pretty good album though:
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  17. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    ....and this one.
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  18. Gordo323

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    I hate Tom Jones, but when Mark Knopfler is his back- up..................
    I can listen to it!
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr7gFnVFrZw]YouTube - Mark Knopfler - Rare!! ***www.direstraitsdvds.com***[/ame]
     
  19. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Where did you see Black Oak? I thought they were dead!
     
  20. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    One of my faves!!

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMiEyqo3j14]YouTube - Mark Knopfler - Sultans of Swing [Florence -05 ~ HD][/ame]