Dire Straits - Once Upon a Time in the West Lyrics

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Some people get a cheap laugh breaking up the speed limit
Scaring the pedestrians for a minute
Crossing up progress driving on the grass
Leaving just enough room to pass
Sunday driver never took a test
Oh yeah, once upon a time in the west

Yes it's no use saying that you don't know nothing
It's still gonna get you if you don't do something
Sitting on a fence that's a dangerous course
Oh, you could even catch a bullet from the peace-keeping force
Even the hero gets a bullet in the chest
Oh yeah, once upon a time in the west

Mother mary your children are slaughtered
Some of you mothers ought to lock up your daughters
Who's protecting the innocents
Heap big trouble in the land of plenty
Tell me how we're gonna do what's best
You guess once upon a time in the west

Oh yeah, once upon a time in the west
Oh yeah, once upon a time in the west
Oh yeah, once upon a time in the west

Once upon a time in the west
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Once Upon a Time in the West
  • 2 News
  • 3 Where Do You Think You're Going?
  • 4 Communiqué
  • 5 Lady Writer
  • 6 Angel of Mercy
  • 7 Portobello Belle
  • 8 Single-Handed Sailor
  • 9 Follow Me Home


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Knopfler
    album: Track 1 in album Communiqué
    release date: 1979-4
    popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Country Rock/Folk Rock/Soft Rock
    length: 5:18
    producer: Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett
    lead vocals: Mark Knopfler
    mixer: Gregg Hamm
    engineer: Jack Nuber
    guest keyboard: Barry Beckett
    choir vocals: David Knopfler and John Illsley
    drumset: Pick Withers
    bass guitar: John Illsley
    electric guitar: Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler and Mark Knopfler
    composer: Mark Knopfler
    lyricist: Mark Knopfler
    Album Information
    label: Vertigo
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin