The Man's Too Strong Lyrics

Dire Straits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 7 in album Brothers in Arms
release date: 1985-5-14
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genres: Rock Blues
styles: Classic Rock/Country Rock/Blues Rock
length: 4:41
producer: Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler
drums: Omar Hakim
vocal: Mark Knopfler
engineer: Neil Dorfsman
guitars: Mark Knopfler
bass: John Illsley
keyboard: Alan Clark and Guy E. Fletcher
assistant recorded by: Steve Jackson
composer: Mark Knopfler
lyricist: Mark Knopfler

Cover Art

Dire Straits Brothers in Arms cover art
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I am just an aging drummer boy
And in the wars I used to play
And I've called the tune to many a torture session
Now they say I am a war criminal
And I'm fading away
Father, please hear my confession

I have legalized robbery
And called it relief
I have run with the money
I have hid like a thief
Rewritten histories with armies and my crooks
Invented memories
I did burn all the books
And I can still hear his laughter
And I can still hear his song
The man's too big
The man's too strong

Well, I've tried to be meek
I have tried to be mild
But I spat like a woman
And I sulked like a child
Hid behind walls that have made me alone
Striven for peace
Which I never have known
And I can still hear his laughter
And I can still hear his song
The man's too big
The man's too strong

Well, the sun rose on the courtyard
And we all did hear him say
"You always was a Judas,
But I got you anyway.
You may have got your silver
But I swear upon my life
Your sister gave me diamonds
And I gave 'em to your wife."
Oh father, please help me
For I have done wrong
The man's too big
The man's too strong


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 So Far Away
  • 2 Money for Nothing
  • 3 Walk of Life
  • 4 Your Latest Trick
  • 5 Why Worry
  • 6 Ride Across the River
  • 7 The Man’s Too Strong
  • 8 One World
  • 9 Brothers in Arms