The Man's Too Strong

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Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by former journalist and teacher Mark Knopfler, initially composed of Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers … more »

I am 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 legalized robbery
And called it relief 
I have run with the money 
I have hid like a thief  Rewritten histories with armies and 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've tried to be meek
I have tried to be mild
But I spat like a woman 
And I sulked like a child 
Hid 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 we 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 'em to your wife."
Oh father, please help me
For I have done wrong 
The man's too big
The man's too strong

Written by: MARK KNOPFLER

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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