Sucker Row Lyrics

Mark Knopfler

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
album: Track 3 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: 4:59

Cover Art

Mark Knopfler Shangri-La cover art
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Somebody's gotta crack a whip around here
Who's minding the store?
Shake it up sell some beer
What's your money maker for?
Pay day we're packin' 'em in
Six-gun Annie and buffalo Jill
But who's to say they'll be back again
For a refill? honey, you know the drill

Ain't no left turn down sleepy time street
You gotta be fat sbut you gotta stay loose
Thinkin' goin' your feet
Slick as grass through a goose
We gotta rationalize
The payroll is giving me chills
You and me's getting organized
It's kill or be killed
Honey, you know the drill

Well they can all look down on sucker row
But they all forget
The tallest trees from acorns grow
Though they ain't yet
I never look down on a sucker stake
They all pay the bills
I never gave a sucker an even break
And I never will

A beautiful vision keeps coming to me
I see a miracle mile
Flying in for free
Service with a smile
High rollers fancy hotels
Big time singers topping the bill
You gotta have a feel
For the stuff that sells
Call it a skill
Honey, you know the drill

Somebody's gotta crack a whip around here
Who's minding the store?
Shake it up sell some beer
Money walking through the door
Annie's arriving at a dangerous age
Don't you go getting ill
Get another woman up in the cage
Who ain't over the hill
Honey, you know the drill

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