Behind With the Rent Lyrics

Mark Knopfler


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 9 in album Kill to Get Crimson
release date: 2007-9-14
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Country Rock/Southern Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:49

Cover Art

Mark Knopfler Kill to Get Crimson cover art
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This didn't used to be me, old boy
This isn't what I'd want
Pullin' old night fighters
In a restaurant

There's smoke and flames behind me
Where the self-respect all went
And I'm behind, behind with the rent

I've been stitched up like a kipper, old son
But I won't be again
Hell hath no fury
Oh, I'm like a lot of men

Now I'm stalkin' this old Doris
With lascivious intent
And I'm behind, behind with the rent

Just a little duck and dive
And a bit of wheel and deal
She'll remind me I'm alive
She'll remind me I still feel

Just a little shellin' out
For a bit of you-know-what
I know this is all about
Somethin' that I never got, oh

Well, this crumpet's past its sell-by-date
But they all would qualify
They're gonna be lonely
And be happy to comply

She knows that I'm a chancer
Comin' on like a gent
But I'm behind, behind with the rent
Yes, I'm behind, behind with the rent


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 True Love Will Never Fade
  • 2 The Scaffolder's Wife
  • 3 The Fizzy and the Still
  • 4 Heart Full of Holes
  • 5 We Can Get Wild
  • 6 Secondary Waltz
  • 7 Punish the Monkey
  • 8 Let It All Go
  • 9 Behind With the Rent
  • 10 The Fish and the Bird
  • 11 Madame Geneva's
  • 12 In the Sky