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Behind with the Rent

This song is by Mark Knopfler and appears on the album Kill to Get Crimson (2007).

This didn't use to be me, old boy
This isn't what I'd want
Pulling old night fighters
In a restaurant
There's smoke and flames behind me
Where the self-respect all went
And I'm behind, behind
With the rent

I've been stitched up like a kipper, old son
But I won't be again
Hell hath no fury
Oh, I'm like a lot of men
Now I'm stalking this old Doris
With lascivious intent
And I'm behind, behind
With the rent

Just a little duck and dive
And a bit of wheel and deal
She'll remind me I'm alive
She'll remind me I still feel
Just a little shelling out
For a bit of you-know-what
I know this is all about
Something that I never got

Well this crumpet's past it's sell-by-date
But they all would qualify
They're going to be lonely
And be happy to comply
She knows that I'm a chancer
Coming on like a gent
But I'm behind, behind
With the rent
Yes, I'm behind, behind
With the rent


Written by:

Mark Knopfler

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