Private Investigations Lyrics

Dire Straits

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 2 in album Love Over Gold
release date: 1982-9-20
popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Pop
styles: Blues Rock/Classic Rock
length: 6:47
producer: Mark Knopfler
drums: Pick Withers
lead vocals: Mark Knopfler
engineer: Neil Dorfsman
guitar: Mark Knopfler and Hal Lindes
keyboard: Alan Clark
mastering: Bob Ludwig
bass guitar: John Illsley
marimba & vibraphone: Mike Mainieri
composer: Mark Knopfler
lyricist: Mark Knopfler

Album Information

label: Vertigo
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Dire Straits Love Over Gold cover art

Lyrics

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It's a mystery to me, the game commences
For the usual fee, plus expenses
Confidential information, it's a diary
This is my investigation, it's not a public inquiry

I go checking out the reports, digging up the dirt
You get to meet all sorts in this line of work
Treachery and treason, there's always an excuse for it
And when I find the reason I still can't get used to it

And what have you got at the end of the day?
What have you got to take away?
A bottle of whiskey and a new set of lies
Blinds on the window and a pain behind the eyes
Scarred for life, no compensation

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Telegraph Road
  • 2 Private Investigations
  • 3 Industrial Disease
  • 4 Love Over Gold
  • 5 It Never Rains