Dire Straits - Private Investigations Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Knopfler
    album: Track 2 in album Love Over Gold
    release date: 1982-9-20
    popularity : 197 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