Song for Sonny Liston Song Lyrics

Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler Shangri-La cover art
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So many mouths to feed on the farm
Sonny was the second to the last one born
His mama ran away and his daddy beat him bad
And he grew up wild good love he never had

He had a left like Henry's hammer
A right like Betty Bamalam
Rode with the muggers in the dark and dread
And all them sluggers went down like lead

Well he hung with the hoods he wouldn't stroke the fans
But he had dynamite in both his hands
Boom bam like the slammer door
The bell and the can and the bodies on the floor

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 5.15 a.m.
  • 2 Boom, Like That
  • 3 Sucker Row
  • 4 The Trawlerman's Song
  • 5 Back to Tupelo
  • 6 Our Shangri-La
  • 7 Everybody Pays
  • 8 Song for Sonny Liston
  • 9 Whoop de Doo
  • 10 Postcards From Paraguay
  • 11 All That Matters
  • 12 Stand Up Guy
  • 13 Donegan's Gone
  • 14 Don't Crash the Ambulance


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Knopfler
    album: Track 8 in album Shangri-La
    release date: 2004-9-27
    popularity : 41 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
    length: 5:09

    Album Information

    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 602498677155
    script: Latin