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Dire Straits – Your Latest Trick

Your Latest Trick” is a song by Dire Straits that appeared on the studio album Brothers in Arms, and also on the live album On the Night; the same live version is on Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits. The full-length studio album version was included on the most recent compilation The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations. The saxophone introduction to the song is widely used when people are trying out saxophones at music shops,[1] just as Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven is widely used when trying out guitars. Michael Brecker played the saxophone solo on the original recording, while Chris White played it live on the Brothers in Arms and On Every Street world tours. The saxophone introduction was also used in the theme music for the TVB series File of Justice. Wikipedia®.

Dire Straits – Your Latest Trick

Dire Straits – Your Latest Trick lyrics:
All the late night bargains have been struck.
Between the satin beaus and their belles.
Prehistoric garbage trucks.
Have the city to themselves.
Echoes and roars, dinosaurs.
They’re all doing the monster mash.
And most of the taxis, most of the whores.
Are only taking calls for cash.

I don’t know how it happened.
It all took place so quick.
But all I can do is hand it to you.
And your latest trick.

Well, now, my door was standing open.
Security was laid back and lax.
But it was only my heart got a-broken.
You must have had a pass key made out of wax.
You played robbery with insolence.
And I played the blues in twelve bars down on Lover’s Lane.
And you never did have the intelligence to use.
The twelve keys hanging off of my chain.

I don’t know how it happened.
It all took place so quick.
But all I can do is hand it to you.
And your latest trick.

Well, now, it’s past last call for alcohol.
Past recall has been here and gone.
The landlord he finally paid us all.
The satin jazzmen have put away their horns.
And we’re standing outside of this wonderland.
Looking so bereaved and so bereft.
Like a Bowery bum when he finally understands.
The bottle’s empty and there’s nothing left.

I don’t know how it happened.
It was faster than the eye could flick.
But all I can do is hand it to you.
And your latest trick.

Writer: KNOPFLER, MARK
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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