Cleaning My Gun Lyrics

Mark Knopfler


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 6 in album Get Lucky
release date: 2009-9-11
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length: 4:43
composer: Mark Knopfler
lyricist: Mark Knopfler

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I keep a weather eye on the horizon, my back to the wall
I like to know who's coming through the door, that's all
It's the old army training kicking in
I'm not complaining, it's the world we live in

Blarney and Malarkey, they're a devious firm
They'll take you to the cleaners or let you burn
The help is breaking dishes in the kitchen - thanks a lot
We hired the worst dishwasher this place ever got
Come in below the radar, they want to spoil our fun
In the meantime I'm cleaning my gun

Remember it got so cold ice froze up the tank
We lit a fire beneath her just so she would crank
I keep a weather eye on the horizon, tap the storm glass now and then
I've got a case of Old Damnation for when you get here, my friend
We can have ourselves a party before they come
In the meantime I'm cleaning my gun

We had women and a mirror ball, we had a DJ
used to eat pretty much all that came his way
Ever since the goons came in and took apart the place
I keep a tire iron in the corner, just in case

I gave you a magic bullet on a little chain
to keep you safe from the chilly winds and out of the rain
We're gonna might need bullets should we get stuck
Any which way, we're going to need a little luck
You can still get gas in Heaven, and a drink in Kingdom Come
In the meantime I'm cleaning my gun

Track Listing

  • 1 Border Reiver
  • 2 Hard Shoulder
  • 3 You Can't Beat the House
  • 4 Before Gas and TV
  • 5 Monteleone
  • 6 Cleaning My Gun
  • 7 The Car Was the One
  • 8 Remembrance Day
  • 9 Get Lucky
  • 10 So Far From the Clyde
  • 11 Piper to the End
    DVD-Video 2
  • 1 Get Lucky (Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot)
  • 2 Cleaning My Gun (Band Performance at British Grove)
  • 3 Remembrance Day
  • 4 Mark and Band Members Recording Backing Vocals
  • 5 Studio Tour With Mark and Chuck
  • 6 In the Control Room With Mark and Chuck