Dire Straits - Your latest trick
Tekst en muziek: Mark Knopfler
(1985)






All the late night bargains have been struck
Between the satin beaus and their belles
Prehistoric garbage trucks
Have the city to themselves
Echoes roars dinosaurs
They’re all doing the monster mash
And most of the taxis, most of the whores
Are only taking calls for cash, mmm



I don’t know how it happened
It all took place so quick
But all I can do
Is hand it to you
And your latest trick



Well, now my door was standing open
Security was laid back and lax
But it was only my heart got broken
You must have had a pass key made out of wax
You played robbery with insolence
And I played the blues in twelve bars down in Lover’s Lane
And you never did have the intelligence to use
The twelve keys hanging off of my chain, mmm



I don’t know how it happened
It all took place so quick
But all I can do
Is hand it to you
And your latest trick



Now it’s past, last call for alcohol
Past recall has been here and gone
The landlord, he finally paid us all
The satin jazzmen have put away their horns
And we’re standing outside of this wonderland
Looking so bereaved and so bereft
Like a Bowery bum when he finally understands
The bottle’s empty and there’s nothing left, mmm



I don’t know how it happened
It was faster than the eye could flick
But all I can do
Is hand it to you
And your latest trick











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