Stand Up Guy

Mark Knopfler

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 12 in album Shangri-La
release date: 2004-9-27
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 4:36

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Mark Knopfler Shangri-La cover art

Lyrics

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Brew the coffee in a bucket
If you don't got the snake oil
Who puts the doh-re-me
Keeps the party going on?
Who sells the potions

The bigger size
I drank it once, it tasted
It's mostly alcohol, okay
We was going through the motions

Ladies and gentlemen
Don't have to tell you, friends
Don't come falling from the sky
To a stand up guy
When the monkeyshine is flying
He says the french
La maladie d'amour
But he gets a few to buy
And whiskey when you're dry
Now the band'll blow their moolah
Now we're going to west Helena
Let's you and me all make whoopee
Here's to all the gals you ever want

Ladies and gentlemen
Don't have to tell you, friends
Don't come falling from the sky
To a stand up guy
Been sizing up the show
Pitching on the radio
But the rules all still apply
Yeah, they want a stand up guy
There stands the bottle
All these bottles
These days miracles don't come falling from the sky
To a stand up guy

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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