Private Investigations Lyrics

Dire Straits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 2 in album Love Over Gold
release date: 1982-9-20
popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
length: 6:47
engineer: Neil Dorfsman
guitar: Hal Lindes, Mark Knopfler
keyboard: Alan Clark
marimba: Mike Mainieri
vibraphone: Mike Mainieri
drums: Pick Withers
bass guitar: John Illsley
mastering: Bob Ludwig
producer: Mark Knopfler
lead vocals: Mark Knopfler

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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
Private investigations

Track Listing

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