Dire Straits - Heavy Fuel Lyrics

Dire Straits On Every Street cover art
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Last time I was sober, man I felt bad
Worst hangover that I ever had
It took six hamburgers and scotch all night
Nicotine for breakfast just to put me right
'cause if you want to run cool
If you want to run cool
If you want to run cool, you got to run
On heavy, heavy fuel

My life makes perfect sense
Lust and food and violence
Sex and money are my major kicks
Get me in a fight I like dirty tricks
'cause if you want to run cool
Yes if you want to run cool, you got to run
On heavy, heavy fuel

My chick loves a man who's strong
The things she'll do to turn me on
I love the babes, don't get me wrong
Hey, that's why I wrote this song

I don't care if my liver is hanging by a thread
Don't care if my doctor says I ought to be dead
When my ugly big car won't climb this hill
I'll write a suicide note on a hundred dollar bill
'cause if you want to run cool
If you want to run cool
Yes if you want to run cool, you got to run
On heavy, heavy fuel
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Calling Elvis
  • 2 On Every Street
  • 3 When It Comes to You
  • 4 Fade to Black
  • 5 The Bug
  • 6 You and Your Friend
  • 7 Heavy Fuel
  • 8 Iron Hand
  • 9 Ticket to Heaven
  • 10 My Parties
  • 11 Planet of New Orleans
  • 12 How Long


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Knopfler
    album: Track 7 in album On Every Street
    release date: 1991-10-9
    popularity : 139 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Country Rock/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 4:57
    mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    composer: Mark Knopfler
    lyricist: Mark Knopfler
    Album Information
    label: Vertigo
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 731451016028
    script: Latin