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The Man's Too Strong
by Dire Straits



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

I have legalized robbery, called it belief
I have run with the money, I have hid like a thief
Rewritten 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
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written by KNOPFLER, MARK
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