Dire Straits It Never Rains Lyrics

Love Over Gold Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Telegraph Road
  • 2 Private Investigations
  • 3 Industrial Disease
  • 4 Love Over Gold
  • 5 It Never Rains
  • I hear the seven deadly sins
    And the terrible twins came to call on you
    The bigger they are babe
    The harder they fall on you
    And you you're always the same you persevere
    On the same old pleasure ground
    Oh and it never rains around here
    It just comes pouring down

    You had no more volunteers
    So you got profiteers for to help you out
    With friends like that babe
    Good friends you had to do without
    And now they've taken the chains and the gears
    From off your merry-go-round
    Oh and it never rains around here
    It just comes pouring down

    And your new romeo
    Was just a gigolo when he let you down
    See the faster they are babe
    The faster they get out of town
    Leaving make up stains and the tears
    Of a clown
    Yes and it never rains around here
    It just comes pouring down

    Oh you were just a roller coaster memory
    I don't know why I was even passing through
    I saw you making a date with destiny
    When he came around here asking after you
    In the shadow of the wheel of fortune
    You're busy trying to clear your name
    You say 'i may be guilty yeah that may be true
    But I'd be lying if I said I was to blame
    See we could have been major contenders
    We never got no money no breaks'
    You've got a list of all the major offenders
    You got a list of all their major mistakes
    And he's just standing on the shadows
    Yes and you smile that come-on smile
    Oh I can still hear you say as clear as the day
    'I'd like to make it worth your while'

    Ah but it's a sad reminder
    When your organ grinder has to come to you for the rent
    And all you've got to give him
    Is the use of your side-show tent
    Yes and that's all that remains of the years
    Spent doing to rounds
    And it never rains around here
    Well it just comes pouring down

    Now you know what they say about beggars
    You can't complain about the rules
    You know what they say about beggars
    You know who's the first to blame his tools
    You never gave a damn about who you pick up
    And leave lying bleeding on the ground
    You screw people over on the way up
    Because you thought that you were never coming down
    And he takes you out in vaudeville valley
    With his hand up smothering your screams
    And he screws you down in tin pan alley
    In the city of a billion dreams

    Written by: Mark Knopfler
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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