The Man's Too Strong Lyrics - Dire Straits



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I'm just an aging drummer boy
And in the wars I used to play
And I've called the tune
To many a torture session
Now they say I am a war criminal
And I'm fading away
Father please hear my confession

I have legalised robbery
Called it belief
I have run with the money
I have hid like a thief
I have re-written history
With my armies of my crooks
Invented memories
I did burn all the books
And I can still hear his laughter
And I can still hear his song
The man's too big
The man's too strong

Well I have tried to be meek
And I have tried to be mild
But I spat like a woman
And I sulked like a child
I have lived behind walls
That have made me alone
Striven for peace
Which I never have known
And I can still hear his laughter
And I can still hear his song
The man's too big
The man's too strong

Well the sun rose on the courtyard
And they all did hear him say
You always was a Judas
But I got you anyway
You may have got your silver
But I swear upon my life
Your sister gave me diamonds
And I gave them to your wife '
Oh Father please help me
For I have done wrong
The man's too big
The man's too strong




Writer: KNOPFLER, MARK
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group



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My Favourite record of all time | Reviewer: Martin Fox | 2/7/14

As a military accountant in the Pay Corps of the British Army in the 1980's in the rank of corporal I could really identify with this record. it contributed to my nervous breakdown and subsequent Christian conversion. Something I am eternally grateful. I am 49 years old now and still have military connections. A Volunteer in ssafa - a military charity . Responsible for the welfare needs of the serving and ex serving service community. Wars and battles were never the same again. God Bless Mark Knofler and the rest of Dire Straits. Welfare Administrator is my new job title and something I am very proud of Dire Straits contributed to this new status in this record. Thanks.

George Orwell, 1984 | Reviewer: Brett | 4/18/11

George Orwell's 1984. Google it, kids. Read it. Then go see the movie 'The Matrix' again. Then listen to this song a few times. Now you can understand everything in a more real way. Politics, religion, the Dick Cheney-Paul Wellstone connection, Pinochet, the Iraq wars--whatever. Like Lawrence Fishburn in the Matrix, I can't say you'll like what you see, I only offer the truth.



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