Your Latest Trick Lyrics

Dire Straits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 4 in album Brothers in Arms
release date: 1985-5-14
popularity : 32 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Classic Rock/Country Rock/Blues Rock
length: 6:34
producer: Neil Dorfsman and Mark Knopfler
guest tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
engineer: Neil Dorfsman
composer: Mark Knopfler
lyricist: Mark Knopfler

Cover Art

Dire Straits Brothers in Arms cover art
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All the late night bargains have been struck
Between the satin beans and their bells
Prehistoric garbage trucks
Got the city to themselves
Echoes and the roars dinosaurs
They're all doing the monster mash
And most of the taxis and the whores
Are only taking calls for cash

I don't know how it happened
It all took place so quick
But all I can do is hand it to you
And your latest trick

My door was standing open
Security was laid back and lax
But it was only my heart got broken
You must have had a pass key made out of wax
You played robbery with insolence
And I played the blues in twelve bars on Lover's Lane
And you never did have the intelligence to use
The twelve keys hanging off my chain

I don't know how it happened
It all took place so quick
But all I can do is hand it to you
And your latest trick

Now it's past last call far alcohol
Past recall has been here and gone
The landlord finally paid us all
The satin jazzmen have put away their horns
And we're standing outside of these wonderlands
Looking so bereaved and so bereft
Like a bowery bum when he finally understands
The bottle's empty and there's nothing left

I don't know how it happened
It was faster than the eye could flick
But all I can do is hand it to you
And your latest trick


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