Dire Straits - News Lyrics

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He sticks to his guns
He take the road as it comes
It take the shine off his shoes
He says it's a shame
You know it may be a game
Ah, but I won't play to lose

He's burning the grass
He take up a glass
He swallow it neat
He crosses the floor
He open the door
He take a sniff of the street

And she tell him that he's crazy
She's a-saying listen baby
I'm your wife
She tell him that he's crazy
For gambling a-with his life

But he climbs on his horse
You know he feel no remorse
He just kicks it alive
His motor is fine
He take it over the line
Until he's ready to dive

And she tell him that he's crazy
Yes she's saying listen baby
I'm your wife
Yeah she tell him that he's crazy
For gambling with his life

He sticks to his guns
He take the road as it comes
It take the shine off his shoes
He says it's a shame
You know it may be a game
Ah but I won't play to lose

He sticks to his guns
He take the road as it comes
It take the shine off his shoes
He's too fast to stop
He take it over the top
He make a line in the news

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Once Upon a Time in the West
  • 2 News
  • 3 Where Do You Think You're Going?
  • 4 Communiqué
  • 5 Lady Writer
  • 6 Angel of Mercy
  • 7 Portobello Belle
  • 8 Single-Handed Sailor
  • 9 Follow Me Home


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Knopfler
    album: Track 2 in album Communiqué
    release date: 1979-4
    popularity : 125 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Country Rock/Folk Rock/Soft Rock
    length: 4:16
    producer: Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett
    lead vocals: Mark Knopfler
    mixer: Gregg Hamm
    engineer: Jack Nuber
    guest keyboard: Barry Beckett
    choir vocals: David Knopfler and John Illsley
    drumset: Pick Withers
    bass guitar: John Illsley
    electric guitar: Mark Knopfler, Mark Knopfler and David Knopfler
    Album Information
    label: Vertigo
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin