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Gambling addiction brilliant lyrics

Postby Mejora В» 04.05.2019


Lyrics submitted by Dasch. Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. Log in. Mixtapes Forums Lyrics Artists add Journals. Artists - D. Dire Straits — News. Read More Edit Wiki. News song meanings. Add your thoughts 14 Comments. My Interpretation I agree with the below in terms of it being about a biker engaged in a risky career and a wife who tries to stop him.

However, I haven't seen anyone take on the central theme of the song which is about "news" and cliches. In fact, it is largely constructed from them: "sticks to his guns"; "takes the road as it comes"; "takes the shine off [his shoes]"; "gambling with his life"; "kicks it alive"; "it's a shame"; "won't play to lose" And yet, somehow the song becomes incredibly poignant and we are able to put the cliches together to form a complex picture of his character and his situation. A lot of this is subtle and through the music or intonation, but it's also through the lyrics.

I think there are a few key ideas we can get from this: 1 Behind every simplistic "line in the news" and the cliches or bland descriptions therein there are real, actualized people.

We live in a world where every story has been told to the point that it is a cliche , but that somehow doesn't diminish from the stories' power. No Replies Log in to reply. There was an error. General Comment amazing song. Amazing songwriting and composition.

We don't get this poetic nuance in music anymore. Flag joe on November 16, General Comment As a lifelong avid motorcyclist, I remember realizing back when the song came out that the line "he just kicks it alive" referred to kick starting a motorcycle.

General Comment Well, the guy in the lyrics would be a chopper fan, but I doubt whether the lines about gambling on his life and risking everything really refer to racing. Most cc riders or motor sport champions like Ayrton Senna don't count on the risks of being killed or badly maimed. I feel there's an unstated point here that the guy is a bit outside of the law already, and he may be joining in a big bank robbery scheme or something similar. That would give the references to gamble and risk much more point.

Mark had been a journalist for years and he's a literary guy, so he's no doubt familiar with this kind of thing. The final line is really deadpan brilliant. There's a similar "iceberg weight" I think, in "Single-handed Sailor" check with my comments to that song. General Comment I don't there's anything here to suggest the guy is an outlaw. He's addicted to risk and speed, among other things, and ends up paying the price.

But tinderbox is right -a "deadpan brilliant" final line, made all the more effective by calling the song News. General Comment Like so many of his other songs - Brothers in Arms, Where do you think you're going - it's an exploration of men's attitudes. The biker can't see life as other than a game where he must keep winning, and he mustn't show weakness - he's got to stick to his guns no matter what.

His wife is trying to say there's other stuff in life worth living for, her love for example, but he just can't see it. My Interpretation hej there, can't say much about the meaning, but I noticed a few things that made me think of Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West, and since there is also a track on the album named after this movie, maybe it has to do something with it I have to say it is not very convincing, but I'll give it a try.

Frank offers Harmonica one dollar more than Harmonica payed for it you have the right to make profit too. Harmonica buys a drink and drinks it. Then he walks to the door, and stands with his arms on the door, looking to the street outside. He and Harmonica ride away on their horses, his motor is fine referring to Cheyenne's body - actually it's not fine of course; when he is out of sight he falls from his horse until he's ready to dive and dies.

Robert Also, at that performance they ended the song with the Private Investigations outro, even though Private Investigations wasn't released until General Comment My impression of the song was that it's not so much about a "biker" as a motorcycle stunt performer like Evil Kneivel.

My mental image when listening to this song, however, is of an Old West style desperado who's done well and his woman or ma is trying to convince him to hang it up and retire. But he's always just got to gamble it all on just one more heist General Comment Brilliant!! The way he ends with news.. Rate These Lyrics. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! We do not have any tags for News lyrics.

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Re: gambling addiction brilliant lyrics

Postby Shaktill В» 04.05.2019

And then Lyrrics told him I have a really bad gambling problem. More World. Anyway, day is beackoning me to start work, it is another glorious summers day of 25 deg here. The Grateful Dead were here to take risks at times.

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Postby Fezahn В» 04.05.2019

Maybe that can be a November song to guess. For years he had been recording rock albums brillianr his bands addiction Geoff Mann band" and "The Bond", this album was his long awaited return to the world of progressive rock. I have just read through gamnling in full- although we have met lyrics the groups Tina I never could bring myself brilliant be honest with my husband. Of course there are also gambling who claim the same that do sustain a life long abstinence and recovery.

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Re: gambling addiction brilliant lyrics

Postby Sat В» 04.05.2019

That's ok! I would tell him you've been seeking help, and are actively involved in getting support. So many things holding me back as I eat myself with this secret curse. Addivtion can get yourself back.

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